God: wants us to make it plain…
John 17:1-5 (KJV) “These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.”
There are all types of relationships, but the successful one is where there is effective communications; this is exemplified by the Jesus as He laid out a case to His Father. At the same time He was praying, petitioning the throne of grace on behalf of His people.
Jesus prayed for us who are in existence now, even when He inhabited the earth so many years ago. We were on His mind.
He presented a case to the Father in heaven to be mindful of us, remember us, don’t let them slip by the process, as if that could happen.
The good thing is that our Father listened. I am covered; you are covered.
God: hasn’t changed….
Hebrews 13:8 (KJV) “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.”
No matter what we are doing or where we are heading we have a compass which leads us home; it never changes and we know as long as we keep it focused and in front of us and set to home, it will take us where we need to be.
That’s the thing with Jesus, He is the same yesterday, today and forever He will be the same. He hasn’t changed and He is still doing what He has said He will do: being our Savior.
The world changes and everything within in, but one thing you can count on is that our Savior will not.
God: observe and reward sincerity….
Philippians 1:9-11 (KJV) “And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ. Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.”
Many times we have good intentions when we set ourselves to accomplish a task, yet when it gets down to the weeds, we find that it might not exactly what we had thought it would work out to be.
I think in being honest, if we find ourselves in situations where we hadn’t really done the homework or understood the expectations, then we can make restitution and move on. It will cost us when we unwittingly enter into a faulty contract, so we have to give deep thoughts to our actions.
In all we are doing, we have to be sincere, authentic and let the best of who we can be shine through in our actions.
Sincerity is best.
God: has a plan for dealing with this as well..
Psalm 2:1-4 (KJV) “Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.”
I know this is something we have all faced at one point or the other in our lives; we leave out of the house pretty happy and contented and not shortly after maybe at the store or even at the gas station we encounter the rager.
Someone who bumps into you and this results in them yelling at you for no foreseeable reason. It leaves a bitter taste in your mouth and you just get to wondering.
God literally knew about folks like this when He formed the earth and he has a plan in place for dealing with them.
Whether the rager is at a small level as described below or at a national level where it impacts a wider span of individuals; God has a plan for dealing with the situation ultimately.
Don’t despair beloved, let the word of God fill you and it will be the source of refuting the enemy’s attack….
God: demonstrates His greatness in our stillness…
Psalm 46:10-11(KJV) “Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.”
The word of God tells us to “be still and know that I am God”; God speaking to His people. Many times we think this is impossible, I can’t contain my energy, the things that are occurring in our lives.
God still maintains, “Still”.
Being still as told by God doesn’t mean to shut down, it is only asking you to hold your peace and let Him take over the situation.
Let God do what He specializes in doing and whatever He tells you, do it.
God: allowed the storm to brew…
Mark 4:39 (KJV) “And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.”
Just like the elements, our crises and situations which we deal with can be tumultuous; but he storms come and they go and as such we know that the situation we are dealing with will go just as well.
The word shows us a brewing storm; roaring and creating panic and havoc in the hearts of the disciples. They trembled in fear, but thanks be to God who made the storms and knew the inner working of it. He was able to command a cease and desist.
There was an immediate end to that issue.
Our situation ought to confront our Savior and I bet He can make a command for it to be at peace…Nothing is impossible with our Lord.
God: is recognized by His people…
John 1:29 (KJV) “The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world”.
Jesus said His sheep knows His voice and as a believer you have to know when you are hearing the voice of God and when the adversary is making so much noise in your head that it is distinguishable from our Father’s voice.
But to God be the glory whenever we get fooled we can get back on track and admit to being fooled; right the compass and move on. God isn’t sleeping, so we have an open appointment at any time.
Thank you Father for leading us and directing our path.