God: has an established end in sight….
2 Thessalonians 2:15-17 (KJV) “Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle. Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work”.
Humans can be unpredictable at times; for the most part we love to hold unto tradition and although this might be contrary to the direction in which God is seeking to lead us.
Tradition is good, but when human tradition attempts to overcome the direction or will of God for our lives we have to make a definitive choice and personally I think God wins over any man made traditions.
But to God be the Glory for we have the Spirit of God and truth whose job it is to “lead us to all truth”.
Be diligent in seeking for the path that is taking us to a positive meeting with our God and Father Jesus Christ and let us never stop in accomplishing that which He has led our hands to perform.
God: cares for His creation….
Psalm 145:8-9 (KJV) “The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy. The Lord is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works”.
When we deal with each other, we tend to want be treated correctly in all aspects, yet this isn’t the case at all times. We can be mistreated, belittled, taken advantage of and down-trodden, but through it all our expectation from our fellowman still leaves much to be desired.
Our heavenly Father gives us a great example to follow and it behooves us to take a look at how He deals with us and it might broaden our perspective on having patience with those who treat us unfairly.
He takes patience with us in our constant sinning and misbehavior; but the best thing is even though we write off someone because of their attitudes and behavior, God is still saying, give them another chance and He still provides for them.
He is amazing in His concept and operation. To our God be the glory…
God: is greatly to be praised…
Psalm 96:4-7 (KJV)”For the Lord is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the Lord made the heavens. Honour and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary. Give unto the Lord, O ye kindreds of the people, give unto the Lord glory and strength”.
You know there are times when someone does something for you and you get really mushy and emotional; for that person, you would like to compensate and do what you can to make overcompensation in return.
God has done and is still doing so much for us that it is impossible for us in this life that we are unable to repay Him any at all; the good thing is that when and if we acknowledge Him for who He is, praises would be automatic from our inner being.
We can’t give to Him for He already has it all; but may the worship and adoration come from our inner being for our Father who cannot be fathomed; in this life of the next to come.
Give Him some glorious praises..
God: spreads in all direction…
Psalm 32:7-8 (KJV) “Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah. I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye”.
Getting protection comes in all shapes and forms; some folks get married because they want to be protected or vice versa and in time it doesn’t go the distance. We engage in different relationships for the same reason and it brings about an obligation or responsibility that is surreal.
Being protected or hiding in God’s shadow is a different experience; it offers a person protection yet it is a covering which is incomparable.
This type of love; because it is only love which can allow someone to be so selfless, is genuine and is to be found in our relationship with Him.
Seek Him and His protection, for it is freely given..
God: will bring it to pass…
Psalm 37:4-5 (KJV) “Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass”.
Getting to continuously commune with our Father in heaven can be ticklish at times; sometimes it can be fluid and run smoothly, then when you look away for a moment that time becomes like a couple days.
But the key is being focus: let Him be your “go-to” person when in need and see how consistency can be incorporated into the relationship.
His promise to us is we have to “delight” ourselves in Him and it’s going to happen: our hearts’s desire become a priority to Him to fulfill, just so.
The relationship is worth it.
God: has granted us these blessings…
Psalms 23:6 (KJV) “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever”.
At times we would be rather surprised if our eyes were opened in the spiritual realm at the constant companions that we have: both good and bad. But in our walk with Jesus, He has blessed us with an entourage of protectors who are with us consistently.
In the psalm we are reading today, King David enlightens us to one specific set of spirit whom God has allowed to be the believer’s shadow: goodness and mercy.
In every situation, whatever state you find yourself, they have been assigned as companions and it will be for the period of your life.
It will be curious to see what else you discover has been a covering for you as you walk this road.
God: support is faultless….
Psalm 118:6-9 (KJV) “The Lord is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me? The Lord taketh my part with them that help me: therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me. It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes”.
Some days come with different issues than others and the challenge at times is getting through them to the full and leaving nothing on the table in the ways of attacks and assault; the best plan in overcoming is having Jesus fight the battle.
It’s not too hard to fathom, Him fighting the battle, because time after time He made Himself available and ultimately He is the best cover and protection a person can have in this world.
It reaches the point that you not only want Him to be your coverage, but also to trust Him that He will. Interaction and relationship is integral and is what He is seeking for as we receive and accept Him as our Savior.
Let’s face it, He will take stand up before you to defend you: He is your Father.