God: gave us insight and hope….
Psalm 116:5-10 (KJV) “Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful. The Lord preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me. Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the Lord hath dealt bountifully with thee. For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling. I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living. I believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted”:
The faithfulness of God cannot be measured, it just is and when we fail to reach the depth of of where our own actions can justify us, then we need to recognize that God’s faith is there and has always been.
We can step into His grace and faith which is readily available now or do it later with much regret in the sense of “if I had only known”.
In as much as God has been our protector through it all, it behooves us to think “not my strength, but by His Spirit” and all things start to fall into place.
For me, “to God be the glory”. I have believed therefore I am speaking…
God: wants to protect you…
Exodus 14:14 (KJV) “The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace”.
In this life we experience so much disappointment and testing times that at times we don’t believe we will make it pass the sundown of the day we inhabit.
But thanks be to God who specializes in bringing us through the fire and the storms: he brings us out. He wants to fight our battles and stands up strong in the face of all the opposition we face.
Thanks be to God our Father that He wills and it is so: thanks be to God for protecting our foundation and letting us stand..
God: do what He say…
John 2:5 ((KJV) “His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it”.
Many of us have a serious problem in that we can’t discern the voice of God:He talks to us, He counsels us and warns us as to what, how and when, yet we are unable to understand or hear what He is saying.
That is a big problem and may ultimately cost us our lives: you see God loves us so much that He would want us to defer from the crooked path and seek where He is sending us in this life, for some of us, it doesn’t happen.
All this can be taken of by asking for His help, cry out to Him that you want His voice to make a difference in your life and that is the faithfulness of God: He will answer you…
Whatever He says to do, do it willingly.
God: can allow affliction and deflect it also!
Psalm 119:67 (KJV) “Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word”.
IN this life we have choices, and being a believer our decision to stay under the umbrella of the living God is another decision that will affect certain outcome in our lives. Sometimes we get tired of the walk and decide that it was best if you hadn’t made the choice to follow Jesus, but with that choice we are decidedly telling the adversary that we have no covering.
We are offering ourselves as targets to be afflicted; and according to the Psalmist, “before I was afflicted I went astray”; it is not obvious to the novice believer that there are ramifications to every action, but thanks be to God for His mercies and love.
He put teachers into our lives, intercessor to pray us through, leaders who are authentic: God did not leave us blind, but we have to do our part.
Do the alternate: keep the word before your eyes…
God: is your salvation and source…
Isaiah 12:2-3 (KJV) “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation. Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation”.
It is easy to be overcome by fear and troubles in this life even as we see the distress throughout the world, but we are warned not to be distressed even though there is trouble on all side.
There is joy in the Lord and the wisdom of the believer is knowing that the Lord your God is your strength; he has created and borne and He will deliver.
His strength is readily available as your own when you feel a crumbling of your defenses. Be lifted up in your spirit by knowing that God will be your salvation: claim it today and never let go.
God: works best when we trust Him…
Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV) “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths”.
There are times we are in relationships and it can be trying in the sense that we can’t trust to the fullest; we withhold some of who we are and play the acting game: this hurts the relationship.
This ought not to be so, but nevertheless, drawing a reference from this to state that with God the expectation is that we give Him all of who we are to get His best for us.
This relationship is not with a man or human, but with God, so learn to depend and trust Him in everything..It is worth it..
God: reigns with distinction…
Psalms 97:1-6 (KJV) “The Lord reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof. Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne. A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about. His lightnings enlightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled. The hills melted like wax at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth. The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory”.
When we really think about it, the God we serve has to be outstanding and have all the control in His power to be able to grant us a portion of Himself without feeling any less of God.
The demonstration of His power and leading cannot be compared, but it is visible throughout the years as He shows us through His word that power is a byword of His character.
His consuming fire has never been hidden and even now there is possibility to feel that burning within and through us.
God reigns and the believer cannot doubt that He is: God who reigns…