God: defines our purpose….
Philippians 1:21-26 (KJV) “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not. For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better: Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you. And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith; That your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ for me by my coming to you again.”
As we live and have breathe in our bodies, we have to try and do what we were designed and created to do; be a part of the body.
If you are a giver, be the best giver that you can do; if called to help, do the best you can; if to prayer, let it be an overwhelming prayer habit that overtake you.
Do the best you can in this world and let God do the rest.
God: gave us an entire person….
John 11:25 (KJV) “Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:”
In my life I know that the possibility of someone laying down their life for me is slim to none; however, because someone has already done that and I accept the offer, it doesn’t really matter.
Jesus gave His life for me. I am deeply appreciative.
Jesus rose from the dead: multiplication of blessings. I am super appreciative.
Love the Lord even because He loves us.
God: has the balm for healing…
Psalms 34:18-20 (KJV) “The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all. He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.”
Afflictions come in all forms and in ways you cannot fathom or even begin to comprehend; all you know is that it can fall into your lap and when you aren’t paying attention, there you go.
But consider where we would be without a bit of hurting and some torment from our loved ones. Our patience wouldn’t exercised for tolerance and life would be a breeze.
Thank God for Jesus who is able at all cost when we call upon Him and even when we don’t somethings for taking the load off our backs and unto His own shoulders. When the load is lifted, when He dries the tears, when our sorrow turn to joy, we know who is responsible.
Jesus is there working behind the scenes; don’t you dare give anyone else the glory for your deliverance. He is working it out in His way and timing.
Give Him some praises.
God: reveals His son…
1 Corinthians 12:3 (KJV) “Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.”
We have a freedom in this life to be in a relationship with God, get to know His Son by God’s grace is this available. When we get to know Him and understand His purpose in our lives, then we want to do the things which pleases Him.
To God be the glory for giving us this gift, for it is something that not everyone takes hold of; many folks still don’t understand that someone dying on the cross to remove the many sins they are prone to commit is a rare.
I receive this gift and I pray for a grateful heart always to express this gratitude. I can say to my Father, “thank you in the name of Jesus” and He hears my earnest prayer. To God be the glory.
God: will fuel the wind beneath your wings….
Isaiah 40:31 (KJV) “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”
A person’s heart can be overwhelmed very easy, especially when there have been situations of consistent attacks against that person. We tend to look at folks and see the outside and not much else. Rarely we find an individual willing to look beyond the skin and see what’s inside.
But the outside picture rarely tells the entire story; it is more lie a mirage. So the next time you see someone looking really squared away, look for the tears behind the smile and encourage that person to fly, soar; release the angst within them by speaking to that inner man.
You just might save a life.
God: specializes in the impossible…
Psalms 77:11-15 (KJV) “I will remember the works of the Lord: surely I will remember thy wonders of old. I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings. Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God? Thou art the God that doest wonders: thou hast declared thy strength among the people. Thou hast with thine arm redeemed thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.”
Sometime we get so accustomed to doing a thing a certain way and it’s not necessarily the correct manner of doing it, but it gains the minimum results, so we are fine with it.
Maybe God gets so tired of looking at us struggling and just achieving the basic, the bare minimum that He intercedes in our circumstances and do a work in our lives that really brings us out of that place.
That thing is outstanding and unexpected, we have to call it a miracle; we don’t know how, we didn’t ask for it, it just unfolded before our eyes and blew our minds. That is how our God works.
He specializes in changing the impossible to possible.
To God be the glory for who He is.
God: deserves even more from me…
Psalms 34:1-4 (KJV) “I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears”.
It’s been said that God loves a grateful heart, someone who expresses thanks even for the the small things in our lives. For me, it eludes me sometimes and I get to complaining, whining when things do not go as I would desire, or the expected outcome escapes me.
Really, it’s not our right to “have” things go according to our plotting and planning; yes, that is what we do and we leave out God’s will and purpose for our lives in the doing. We tend to plan then tack on at the end, “In Jesus name”.
Some say that is taking hold of our destiny, which is funny if we don’t have that level of control. Anything could happen in the next half hour and where would our destiny be?
Plotting and planning: not good. I will bless the Lord at all times, even for the bases blessing which He has bestowed upon me.
Thank you Lord even when I forget to express it.