God: has a preference to justice….
Proverbs 21:3 (KJV) “To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.”
Sometimes we hear some folks talk about the effort and sacrifice they make and have undergone in helping someone and it can be quite an intriguing story; after hearing the story we get to feeling overwhelm with compassion for all that person has surrendered on someone’s behalf.
It’s good to give and deny oneself in the process, but one rule of thumb for giving in the word of God is that your left hand know what your right hand is doing; keep it quiet and without announcement.
Saying that to say, God would rather you do your charity in secret and to crown it off, He has a preference to the individual who delights in just behavior and right doing. Our Father wants us to act in an appropriate manner.
God: selected us for a reason…
1 Peter 2:9 (KJV) “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light;”
In this life we have choices and in the execution of life’s decision it somehow gets a dictate of good or bad ; some of us are resigned to bad choices but many are determined to stick to what is good, this can only happen by the grace of God and the operation of God’s spirit.
We do wish and proclaim at times that we decided to do good, but in all honesty, if we test the validity of our actions and the root cause, would we make the choice for good if there weren’t any scrutiny of our acts?
The premise that we are called out is one of the leading unction that makes us want to do good in this life and for that fact, we decide to do the good instead of the bad; it is also because God called us for a reason: there must be a balance in this life.
Beloved, if it is within you to do good, do it with all of your might and let God have all the glory in your actions.
God: invitation is inclusive….
John 7:37 (KJV) “In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.”
In our society today there are many levels of classes to deal with and unfortunately some of us might not be privy to an invitation to some events that are for the higher levels. This might be a problem if we want to be in the company of such individuals.
But our Lord and Savior came to earth many years ago and issued an invitation that is still relevant and open today for me, you and anyone (ALL) who wish to accept; the good thing about the invitation is that it is authentic and will be available until He closes the doors.
Beloved today if you hear His voice and the invitation that is issued, accept and do not harden your heart to this calling: accept the invitation.
God: is the creator of the ultimate home…
John 14:2-3 (KJV) “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.”
The relationship with Jesus that we have today, now in our dispensation is His presence abiding with us always: He is always with us through the presence of the Spirit of God, and we know that He is with us as we sojourn in this world.
This world is only for a time and we have something better to look forward to as servant and called of the Lamb of God: a better existence and a life where God has prepared a home that we cannot fathom on this earth.
God who gives us innovation for what we have here on earth is telling us that He is making something for us for the time when He decides it is time: your time here on earth is not wasted as you look forward to that promise.
If you can have an imagination about the things He has promised us here and it comes to fruition and blows your mind, imagine what it will be like then. If you are challenged with imagination, ask Him for a glimpse of that place.
Our God is building us a home.
God: love so much He gave (do the same)…
Philippians 2:2-3 (KJV) “Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be like minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.”
In our walk with Christ, we come across some directions that frankly seems impossible at times, especially when the recipient might not be the most pleasant interaction to conduct.
We are asked to esteem others above ourselves and although we might be someone who loves to give, help and ensure that others are well taken care of, the truth is that some times our instinct is to run the other way and forget we ever met a person.
It can be quite chilly and off putting, but according to the good book, we have to do it: esteem others better than ourselves. Not hoping to get a prize, but ensure that the best is given to them.
Love can seem to be simply in words, but the testing of our inner man might prove to be a bit more complicated. Love: this word called love.
God: knew His Son’s blood was needed….
Hebrews 10:11-14 (KJV) “And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; from henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.”
Throughout the ages before the appearance of Jesus on earth, it was required that sacrificial offerings be made to recompense the sins of man against a holy God; the priests were required to do this so that the precious lives would be saved especially seeing that we are prone to sin.
Jesus arrived on the scene and it was for a season and a purpose; God knew the plan was for His Son to be the ultimate sacrificial lamb and even as they crucified Him on the cross, the agony was great, but the purpose was at the forefront of His eyes.
He knew that for this reason He was sent and He was in agreement with His Father, so He could say, “it is finished”. May we appreciate that which was done for us, even before the foundation of time. The blood washes us, it cleanse and makes us pure before a holy God.
God: will make us glad when we trust Him…
Psalm 126:2-6 (KJV) “Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The Lord hath done great things for them. The Lord hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad. Turn again our captivity, O Lord, as the streams in the south. They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.”
In this time we live there are many occasions when we can be propelled into a place of darkness with barely an inkling of light shining through. Things in this world can overwhelm us to the point where we loose focus on the end result and instead pay attention to the affliction.
The good news today is that Jesus has already won the battle and we are required to live through the victory.
It might appear to be a tall order, but it actually occurs when we put our trust in God and know that what He says He will do.
The victory is won: stand in the victory.