God: knows the value of a man…
Psalm 112:1-7 (KJV) “Praise ye the Lord. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandments. His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed. Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever. Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous. A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion. Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance. He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord.”
When God speaks to us, He at times speaks directly to our hearts and we are receptive to the words that He whispers to our inner being. Our reverence of God is integral to honoring who He is in His glory and it also puts us in a place of receiving from Him.
When our ways are pleasing to God, He is able to use us for His glory and in this process, it comes to pass that it would seem as if there is a special blessing upon our lives.
Some might call it the favor of God, but it comes with a price and great sacrifice; the blessing can at times flow down to generations. Yet what is worth keeping in mind is that God sees the operation of our hearts and judges us accordingly.
A good heart is priceless.
God: removes the ???
Psalm 124 :1-6 (KJV) “If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, now may Israel say; If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, when men rose up against us: Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us: Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul: Then the proud waters had gone over our soul. Blessed be the Lord, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth.”
Sometimes our lives get pretty complicated to the point where we get to thinking, what alternates are available to get us by or out of certain situations. In our eyes we really don’t see the resolution of any of the many things running through our lives, but thanks be to the God of our Fathers.
God made a way so that we can look back after we got through and ask ourselves, “how did I get over”; the hurt, pain, distress and even the poverty of the moment; really, how did it happen?
If it hadn’t been for God, none of it would have happen and our situation would have been more tumultuous than we could handle.
Thanks be to God our Father.
God: is all inclusive protection…
Exodus 12:13 (KJV) “And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.”
If we could truly understand the depth and breadth of the protection God has ordained for us, there would be less questions and more praises to the Holy one of truth who is our Heavenly Father.
His love has no boundaries except in the case of protecting us and when we think it is chastisement, soon we see that even this was for a purpose: protection.
Beloved and loved of God, see the beauty of God and His presence covering you even as you slumber in the night.
God: does this for us….
Zephaniah 3:17-19 (KJV) “The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing. I will gather them that are sorrowful for the solemn assembly, who are of thee, to whom the reproach of it was a burden. Behold, at that time I will undo all that afflict thee: and I will save her that halteth, and gather her that was driven out; and I will get them praise and fame in every land where they have been put to shame.”
In every situation that we have found ourselves, the hands of God is still stretched out with the most appropriate deliverance for us. He takes into consideration that we are trusting in Him and need oversight in our lives.
At times we can tell ourselves that we are the ones doing the thing to get ourselves out of the trials and the burdens, but our God is still taking care of business.
His kind of protection cannot be minimized or dismissed. If we can acknowledge in a pure and true way that we are not of ourselves, then it might be easier to really trust that God is in control and He has got our backs in all we go through.
God: watches how we approach Him…
Matthew 6:7-8 (KJV) “But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.”
One thing that we are guaranteed of in this life is that God is aware of all that we need even before we can establish the need or desire for that thing; but sometimes we get so caught up in our nature which drives us that we get to moaning.
When we get into the throes of our emotions and in the outpouring of our needs, it can become repetitive and our Father watches as He sees everything we do.
Being in relationship with God at times just require us asking and waiting for His response.
He hears and He answers our prayers; just ask in the spirit of humility and see if there is a difference.
God: best formula of love….
John 3:16-17 (KJV) “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”
Sometimes you get into a conversation with someone you don’t always want to give it all you have; you hold back and have a half conversation. Consider the way we talk with God; at times it can be as if you’re having a halfway conversation, but on the contrary, your interaction is so important to Him that He hears all you say.
Our existence is so important to our heavenly Father that words cannot explain, but it can be wrapped up in these few words, “For God so loved the world that He gave”; nothing further needs to be explained.
He gave and it was for us.
If you love today, what is hindering you from acting on it? Live today knowing that when we say love, there needs to be convincing action behind the words.
Love and mean it today.
God: is a champion of love…
Matthew 5:43-45 (KJV) “Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.”
The measure of a man comes when he is tested to the limit and he comes out as pure gold; gold that is ascribed by God’s standards, not that of man. We can look at our actions and approve of it, but when we see God giving us that subtle peace that our heart recognizes, then it is a sign that our actions have been sanctioned.
We can look at a person and dislike what they look like and sound like and even the basic things about them might offend us, but then again we might be at fault ourselves, but we can’t judge each other like that, it is God that sets the standards.
If we look at each other and see Jesus, and reckon that He died for us and we can see the other person as a replica of Him then we can circumvent the hatred and judgement and move on to the loving.
Love the unlovable and kill them with love.