God: without HIM is nothing…
St. John 1:1-3 (KJV) “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made”.
WE all at one time or another in our lives seek a deeper meaning; we rarely get to that point unless the truth is revealed to us. To understand the reality of who we are and where our purpose, even our ultimate destination will be, we need an understanding of the truth.
Many profess to have a statement, a mission, a vision of what life is about or where we ought to be going and accomplishing in our lives and if we buy into it without it aligning with what ‘truth’ is, this will only be for a moment; it will fizzle out.
A lifetime guarantee comes about when we find the truth: you see, truth is a person, and if you don’t have a revelation of Him, our search is vain.
Seek the truth, dig diligently until you are exhausted; don’t settle until you have a full confrontation with it and after you have tested it and it resonates in your spirit, grab ahold and never let go.
God: can be hurt by our actions…
Psalms 119:11 (KJV) “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee”.
When we are in relationships in this life, the thing that holds it together earnestly is when there is true love in the mix; it makes you responsible to the other person, you want to do the utmost and impossible to create happiness and continued wellness in that person.
Seeing that our lives are modeled after our creator, the most high God, it shouldn’t be impossible to follow the same pattern in relating and loving Him: that is most desirable to Him as we interact with Him.
But it is of utmost importance to understand that in our relationship, although He is God, we can hurt Him through our actions.
As humans we tend to look at the relationship very one-sided, but think on this, if God is love, why cannot someone who loves us as much as He does can’t be hurt?
He can; so if you really mean to love Him, learn His words, meditate on what pleases Him and do it.
God: gives clues and more clues…
John 12:32-33 (KJV) “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. This he said, signifying what death he should die”.
In reading the word of God, I look out for repetition: when I see them, I really pay attention to what is being said, I know that I just missed something important and have to focus to catch the clue.
I don’t want to take it out of context or misrepresent what is being said, but at the same time I want to “get it” with the leading of the Spirit of God.
Jesus said, “And I, If I be lifted up from the earth”, the reference to Himself and the action to come. It just brings a promise into fruition as it tells you that when one thing happen, then certain other things will come as a result.
We know the first as happened, look now for the manifestation or the fulfillment of the promise.
God: creative actions from above…
St. Matthew 28:5-6 (KJV) “And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay”.
If we lived in the time when Jesus walked the earth and was crucified, then triumphed over death to raise from the death, I believe many of us would not believe that He did and was who He said He was: the Son of God.
We would hold some type of doubt and even walk in our stubborn thinking that somehow it isn’t possible.
But the one thing we need to hold unto, in that period and today is that “nothing is too hard for our God”. What He choose to do, He will accomplish; and even as we read of the miracles and the amazing things He accomplished and still is causing to come to pass, it should be the norm to expect these occurrences in our lives.
Choose to want, to expect to desire and walk in this treatment from Jesus and see Him not want to disappoint you..
God: said it…
Romans 8:4-9 (KJV) “That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his”.
The word of God shows us how God approaches His people and the things He desires in those who claim to be His own. He went through a process of facing rebellion from those whom He brought out of Egypt and the ultimate fight He went through trying to get them to the place of reward.
Today in our lives, the rules have been modified and we have a great contrast to see how far He has gone to ensure that what we need to do can be accomplished.
Although He has made adjustments, He still requires that we get rid of the carnality; sin is still a reproach of God’s law. Getting into the secret place still requires holiness: God is holy.
Walking in the spirit will allow us to be that much closer to Him and this pleases HIM. That is what is required of us: to please our Heavenly Father.
Beloved, walk in the spirit: please Him.
God: brings about that settled peace….
Philippians 4:6-7 (KJV) “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus”.
What do you really need; what is your deepest desire which you think that you cannot live without in this life? We can look at it two ways: try and get it at all cost without caring how you go about doing it and who you hurt or disappoint in the effort or, you can just think of it as we are advised.
Be careful for nothing; simple advice that is given to us if we can receive it. The wants and desires will come, but we don’t allow them to consume us. We abide in settled peace through the grace of our Savior and Father in heaven.
He brings about a peace which cannot be tampered with if we allow Him to steer the reigns of our lives.
Seek His peace and allow your mind and heart to be in complete peace by His grace.
God: speaks to our hearts…
Hebrews 3:15(KJV) “While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation”.
We hear so much noise in our world today that it is impossible at times to be at peace with ourselves; our inner man screams for that solitude that will allow us to be renewed and refreshed.
Some of our circumstances doesn’t allow for this to be possible, but at some time we have to make the initiative to pulled away from the noise and make that time to be at one with ourselves and commune with our heavenly Father.
While we make the time, He will speak to our hearts and minister to our spirits bringing about a refreshing.
Take the time to hear and listen to His voice instructing us in the way we ought to take. It will be worthwhile.