God: respects the humble….
Psalm 138:6-8 (KJV) “Though the Lord be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off. Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me. The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.”
Many times we feel as if we are left alone and without the support that we need in our journey in this world, but God is a faithful companion whose presence is with us at every turn of the way.
Wherever we go the guarantee we have to believe is that our heavenly Father is walking with us every step of the way; may our way be enlightened by the direction that He is taking us.
Our heart’s desire is to trust that our path is ever transparent and lit by the love and grace of our Father in Heaven. May He transcend our paths to eternity.
God: welcomes us…
Psalm 84:9-12 (KJV) “Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine anointed. For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness. For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.”
When we look at our place in life, we have choices that we need to make; our life is all about choices. We have to decide where to go, when to go, what we will do and how much we need to do.
The word of God demonstrates a powerful phrase used by the Psalmist who indicated that in that is going on, he would “rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness” (84:v 10).
That’s a vision that has been thought out and established and put into practice. When we make our choices, we also need to decide and when there has been resolve, then we need to stick with it.
It pays off to seek the face of God and be in His presence.
God:releases His love to us….
Jude 1:20-25 (KJV) “But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. And of some have compassion, making a difference: And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh. Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.”
There are times in our lives when we need the assistance of our God to compel us to be calm in the storms of life; when the events that are happening around us comes too close for comfort, bringing with it a swirling wind of uneasiness.
It is at times like these that when we attempt to control, and it seem as if our efforts are for nothing that we push even closer to our Heavenly Father for that grace that will see us through.
His grace will take us the rest of the way when our strength is failing. When it seem as if we cannot keep ourselves as we ought to, His grace is activated. Trust your Father today.
God: relishes our praises…
Psalm 92:1-4 (KJV) “It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High: To shew forth thy loving kindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night, Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound. For thou, Lord, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands.”
In our personal relationships with others, we learn how to navigate the various emotions and behavior patterns, just pretty much knowing what pleases and displeases that person and try as much as you desire to make that person happy.
In our relationship with God, it is a give and take also; He has feelings, He wants to be close in fellowship with us and it is good when He can look on any specific interaction and know that a person genuinely wants to be honorable to Him.
I think in the gist of things, we all would want to be in relationship with someone who treasures us.
Our honor is exemplified when we praise and worship our Father, earnestly. Keep at it, He appreciates it.
God:claims us as His own…
Isaiah 43:1-4 (KJV) “But now thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. 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. For I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee. Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life.”
In this life, we all lay claim to something or someone at some point or the other; we tend to have a possessive streak, if not evident, hiding somewhere in us that raises it’s head at the most inappropriate moment.
In some sense the rational person would disclaim any such trait in their personality and want to believe that they are not so inclined; when the right time and person or situation shows up, it becomes evident.
God is our Father and He claims us for His own; He makes it plain in His word and when He lays a claim to our lives, it is impossible for anyone or anything to get us out of His hands.
He makes the promise of doing so much for us that it is not possible to doubt the actuality of Him defending us.
Our Father wants us to belong to Him, trust Him, believe in Him: I DO.
God: is huge….
Acts 17:24-25 (KJV) “God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;”
Many of the problems we experience today isn’t because we aren’t being blessed by God, but as a result of thinking that our God is lives in a box and is small in capabilities and provisions.
When we think that the state we are in is perpetual, then we belittle God’s ability of getting us out from that dilemma.
You see, when our faith is small, we are placing our expectation at the same level as well.
Start believing God for much and see Him grow in your eyes and the possibles in your life.
God:in your corner…
John 14:1-4 (KJV) “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.”
Every person in this life have a different method of accomplishing things in life, and some of us have similar methodologies, but no two individuals have the same exact manner of accomplishing things.
For me, if you ask me to do something, I pretty much have a method listed step by step to accomplish it and this works for me in the sense that I have to go through the route before the task is finalized.
God knows each and everyone of us and the good thing about Him is that He created us and knows us and for His part is asking us to trust Him because He has got our lives in His hands.
If we are committed to being faithful to Him, He has promised to never leave or forsake us and that comes with action on our path.
He wants to be with us when the time is right and full, but then again, our action needs to be taken into consideration in the equation. Trust Him for the reality of the relationship to come to fruition.