God: provided the best antidote….
Ephesians 1:7-8 (KJV) “In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence”;
In prior years, sacrifices and remission of sin required a sacrificial lamb to shed it’s blood; the blood was the ingredient that would be the agent of appeasement to our Father for our transgression against Him.
This is something that was put in place temporarily until the real or more authentic sacrifice came on the scene: the Living word.
When He shed His blood, then the washing away of sin was offered to anyone who desired to be cleansed and regenerated. Today, His blood still makes the difference.
God: created this in love…
Galatians 5:22-23 (KJV) “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law”.
When we think on the attributes of the Spirit of God we only have to look this far to see what comprises His temperament; it might appear to be a lot of ingredient, but yet it is just one fruit.
The wonder of God is that He takes time to create anything that pertains to us, so it is when He presents a requirement for us to follow, there are various pieces which are nicely fit together.
The fruit of the spirit is many requirement, but in totality it is just the one fruit; not many numbers, but one. It works wonders, but it is just one entity.
God:capacity to give….
Galatians 6:9-10 (KJV) “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith”.
There are times when the call to give can be a total drain on your emotions; it might not be that you don’t have the provisions, the food stuff, the support to give to those in need, but unless you truly have the gift of giving, when that call comes, a million and one thoughts enter your mind.
you think on the authenticity of the need, is more than the need that is being requested: you name it and it has come through your mind.
But I believe that even as the word of God instructs us to be cheerful in our giving and even give as if to Him; check in with Him and He will bring total reassurance to your mind.
God: leads us along…
Isaiah 43:2 (KJV) “When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee”.
In this life there will be many trials and afflictions that will come our way; too many to deal with in our own wit or intellect: we have to have a source of protection that transcends space and time, someone who is not easily phased or bothered by the things that is manifested.
God has made a promise that He will be the one that stands between us and the things which easily beset us.
Things will come and they will go, but through it all He will be our protector and shield; the water, the rivers, the fire: it shall not come upon us when we trust in our Lord and Savior Jesus.
God: lead us to the way….
John 14:6 (KJV) “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me”.
It can be years when we delude ourselves into believing that we know what is wrong and right; we can actually spend time living half truths and it looks pretty good to us, we can’t find anything wrong with our habitation and practices.
Yet when He who is the truth as exemplified in the word becomes our “witness”, our testimony, then the contrast is drawn before our eyes and the light shines forth.
He says He is the way, the truth and life: it all runs into what it is meant to be. Let it shine into your inner being.
God: gave us grace, we hesitate…
Ephesians 2:8-9 (KJV) “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast”.
It has been available for years; the explanation and the attainment is readily explained yet millions choose to resist and be resistant to its completion. Grace does not require to be a 9-5 worker or do cartwheels to create a windstorm.
Grace is there and it is readily available: just walk in His love and receive it. Mercy there was grace and it is free. God thought of us way before the world came into being; start thinking about Him.
God: is worth waiting on#for….
Psalm 62:5-8 (KJV) “My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah”.
It might be really tedious at times to learn the art of waiting and being still, but in this is there fruit which cannot be found any other way.
Even as you have learnt that God is a refuge; He is a rock; He fights your battles and stands in the gap for you at every end, learn to be still in His presence and wait..