God: honor those who honor Him…
1 Samuel 2:30 (KJV) “Wherefore the LORD God of Israel saith, I said indeed [that] thy house, and the house of thy father, should walk before me for ever: but now the LORD saith, Be it far from me; for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.”
Respect in our society has deteriorated to a level that makes it a shame to speak the language many are fond of and ascribe as language of choice in how they communicate. It is broken down to the premise where honor and respect has been exchanged for debasement.
This makes you wonder at time when there is no separation in what a believer feed their spiritual man, there is a serious lack of discerning of how to treat the spirit of God who resides within us.
But God made it clear in His words that He is a honorable, pure, holy and jealous God and when we honor Him, the same treatment is return to us.
Today, as we go about our busy life, let’s be in retrospection and ponder what side of the coin we are currently treading.
God: is purity in a spirit dimension….
Psalm 119:1-3 (KJV) “Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord. Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.”
As humans, many of us have a tendency to want to have our own way in how we accomplish things and go about doing things; this can be a good thing and a bad thing in itself.
Being an independent thinker/doer helps us in getting stuff done with great forethought and we can congratulate ourselves on a job well done.
But when we are called to a higher calling and is answerable to a power that is over us, then our independence has to be incorporated to what is required. Our expectation is that God our Father is father indeed and His provision and guidance is for our benefit and not to subject us to any undue pressure or burden.
His expectation is that we trust that what He has put into place for us, will not harm us, but bring us to a perfect ending before Him.
To know His expectation, we have to know Him and His ways; there can’t be any guessing.
God: has a Son; His name is Jesus….
John 1:10-12 (KJV) “He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:”
When Jesus walked this earth, there were many who doubted who He was, yet He still maintained His sense of duty, never wavering in the plan to accomplish that which He was sent to.
Being the appropriation for mankind and standing in the gap between God and man was the intent and it was accomplished.
Many folks who were associated with Him never received Him and doubted that He was the son of man. But one thing was promised to those who believed on Him was the beneficiary of power to become the sons of God.
That in itself is priceless.
God: is the truth…
John 8:32 (KJV) “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
Today’s society has morphed into an entity where the “truth” has a variation of twist and turns to it. One day someone determines or gives out a version of their reality and that is grasped by many folks as acceptable in how they can live.
But those practices are only as good as the foundation upon which they are built; in contrast there is a truth which has been identified and that has been examined and scrutinized through the ages and it is still relevant to a final outcome.
Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life” (John 14:6 KJV) and the thing about it is that I believe Him.
This “truth” is a freedom breaker and a revelation of all things needed for the life to come.
May we understand and accept the truth.
God: has proven who He is…
Psalm 62:7-8 (KJV) In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.”
In life we are prone to wanting things done immediately and just as we envision it to be in our expectations. What happens many times in our experience is that it rarely happen like what we perceive.
God, who is in control, does things according to His timing and to His ultimate plan for our lives and when we give way to His will for our lives, changes occur that will make us either fight or trust what is happening.
But one thing for sure is that if we have known the love of God and His plans throughout the ages, then it makes it more feasible to trust Him because He has proven who He is already.
God is trustworthy; God is able, so let Him do what He specializes in.
God: is the originator and teacher…
John 7:14-17 (KJV) “Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught. And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned? Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.”
We are instructed to “go ye into all the world and preach the gospel” (Mt 28), and it is a directive which comes from the Son of God who bore much for us in this world prior to being taken to heaven to join the Father.
His work on earth was accomplish, He was made an example in all points and endure that which was poured upon Him.
By this fact we ought also to know that it was a learning lesson for us who are followers to walk by what He taught us. We can go to the greatest universities and accomplish so many things in life that is self taught, but the best material and most accomplished instructor is our heavenly Father.
He knows it all and will impart to us that which is needed to get us through the various stages of our lives as we walk this earth.
Seek His teachings: they are priceless.
God: always sends a warning….
John 12:16 (KJV) “These things understood not his disciples at the first: but when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things unto him.”
Many times in our lives we go through events, some major and some not so significant when after they occur we get a “I should have known” moment. When we dream and go into meditation, it’s a time when God cautions and gives us a preview of things to come in our lives and even in the life of others around us.
At times we tend not to understand or whenever the event occur it becomes an “ah-ha” moment.
The good news is that in our relationship with Jesus, there are periods when He does the talking and times when He requires us to talk to Him.
Don’t miss the moment of revelation from heaven.