Besides this you know what [a critical] hour this is, how it is high time now for you to wake up out of your sleep (rouse to reality). For salvation (final deliverance) is nearer to us than when we first believed (adhered to, trusted in, and relied on Christ, the Messiah).
ROMANS 13 : 11
RISE UP !!
So then, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you may do, do all for the honor and glory of God .. 1 Corinthians 10 : 31
Do Everything That You Do Unto God And For His Glory !!
Do it Through God .. To Him .. For Him .. By Him .. and .. With Him !! .. Do it willingly, with your whole heart, stirred up and on fire from within !!
God, my Father .. I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road though I may know nothing about it. Therefore will I trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone !!
1 .. THE HAND of the Lord was upon me, and He brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord and set me down in the midst of the valley; and it was full of bones.
2 .. And He caused me to pass around about amongst them, and behold, there were very many [human bones] in the open valley or plain, and behold, they were very dry ..Ezekiel 37 : 1 – 2
You Are Not A Citizen Of The Valley Of Dry Bones !!
You Are A Glorified, Highly-Favoured, Victorious Citizen In The Kingdom Of God !!
At this particular time, you may feel that your life is no better than the dead, dry bones found in the valley.
Your circumstances may appear to be so dead that they absolutely stink !! .. Your hope may be lost .. BUT GOD !!
3 .. And He said to me, Son of man, can these bones live ? And I answered, O Lord God, You know !
4 .. Again He said to me, Prophesy to these bones and say to them, O you dry bones, hear the Word of the Lord.
5 .. Thus says the Lord God to these bones: Behold I will cause breath and spirit to enter you, and you shall live .. Ezekiel 37 : 3 – 5
God, Your Father Is Well Able To Totally Receive And Bring Breath And Spirit Back Into What Once Was Dead !!
God Will Revive And Restore All Things That Have Been Dry, Brittle And Dead In Your Life !!
Each moment in your life is powerful and impactful .. Far Too Precious To Waste Even One !!
Think About It .. What Good Is life Without Living ?
Take It .. Smell It .. Drink It In .. Live It .. Yes !! .. Even at the risk of facing the occasional failure and adversity !!
Do You Have Within You Any Passion To Triumph ?
Well, Of Course You Do .. However .. Your incessant desire to constantly protect yourself has rendered you motionless and left you in a comatose state.
It Is Time !! .. Wake Up And Play !!
You Are Not Dead !! .. There may very well be certain elements in your life that may appear dead .. But .. As for you, you are not dead !!
As His child, naturally you have an incredibly deep-rooted desire to walk boldly and faithfully in God’s will both for you and your life .. And .. You have a strong passion to make an impactful difference in Jesus name .. But
Do you at this very moment find yourself in a position where you have perhaps been confronted by one obstacle or another .. “You Have Run Into A Cross” .. And suddenly you find yourself making the decision to adjust and re-arrange your heavenly expectations down to your human limitations .. And .. Just keep smiling.
Oh, Precious Saint !! .. Do You Know How Wrong You Are !!
Let those that have ears to hear .. Hear This !! .. Listen to the trumpet that is blowing Loudly into your rigor mortis-ridden ears.
GOD HAD GOT TOO MUCH FOR YOU TO DO !!
Rise Up !! .. Arise and fill your lungs with a deep breath of This Very Moment !!
Do this because there will Never be another moment in your life like this one !!
There can be no guarantee given to you that you will be spared from tasting life’s tears, its fears or even its traumas.
No guarantee is available due to the truth that every passion is accompanied by its own “cross of validation”.
It Is Indeed The Cross That Validates The Enormity Of That Passion !!
As Jesus Clearly Demonstrated .. It Is What You Are Willing To Endure That Expresses How Deeply You Desire !!
IF YOU DO NOT BELIEVE IN MIRACLES
PERHAPS YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN THAT YOU ARE ONE !!
For this vision is yet for an appointed time and it hastens to the end [fulfillment]; it will not deceive or disappoint. Though it tarry, wait [earnestly] for it, because it will surely come; it will not be behindhand on its appointment day. HABAKKUK 2 : 3
THE THINGS OF THIS WORLD MUST YIELD TO THE WORD OF GOD and TO THE NAME OF JESUS !!
Stop Stressing !! .. Your Appointment With Destiny Has Been In God’s Diary For A Long, Long Time !!
Your Bible !! .. The Word of God is an incredibly precious gift from God to you .. When you hold your Bible what you need to understand is that you are holding a tangible piece of heaven in your hands !!
Trust God !! .. Trust His Every Word In Your Every Situation !!
Creating and then maintaining an entire universe so that each and every one of His many children can experience the privilege of having and enjoying an abundantly blessed life is no easy feat.
Keeping everything in check and under control obviously involves a great deal of order .. And .. That is precisely what God is !! He Is A God Of Order !!
Don’t You Fear !! .. God does everything by appointment, and for you this is fabulous news because the reality of what it means is that .. No, God is not ignoring you, He has not abandoned you, He is not ignoring you .. Quite the opposite in fact .. What it means is that God Has set
a predetermined appointment to manifest His promises in your life !!
Through the many turbulent waves that crash and pound against your life .. God Has Already Prepared A Way Of Escape !!
Do Not Despair !! .. You may be feeling slightly battered and bruised right now .. However .. Draw comfort in the knowledge that as God’s child, You Have An Appointment With Destiny !!
It is when you have a deep inner awareness of this truth that you will begin to realize that in spite of the temporary circumstances that are attempting to derail you .. God Has A Present Time Of Deliverance !!
Only Believe !!
Allow yourself to be enveloped in peace by having faith bold enough to believe without
a shadow of a doubt that NOTHING the devil and his demon side-kicks do can abort
the plan of God for your life !! Jesus has beaten them on the cross !!
The Holy Spirit has beaten them when He raised Jesus from the death !!
Jesus triumphs over them and Jesus did it all for YOU !!
Big or Small .. Each and every solitary promise made to you by God Will Come To Pass !!
And .. It will not be by human might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord of Hosts ..
Zechariah 4 : 6
My times are in Your hands; deliver me from the hands of my foes and those who pursue me and persecute me .. Psalm 31 : 15
Your Times Are In God’s Hands !!
Give Yourself A Break !! .. Take Rest In God And
There You Will Find An Endless Sense Of Tranquility !!
God’s Appointment With You Is Predetermined !!
For You .. There should be an extremely overwhelming peace that comes from knowing that God Has included you in His magnificent plan, right down to the finest, most fragile details !!
HE LOVES YOU, YOU KNOW !!
FAITH DOES NOT IGNORE REALITY, IT JUST SETS ITS GAZE ON JESUS
[All] are justified and made upright and in right standing with God, freely and gratuitously by His grace (His unmerited favor and mercy), through the redemption which is [provided] in Christ Jesus. ROMANS 3 : 24
THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE !! .. AND THE TRUTH IS .. YOU ARE RIGHTEOUS !!
When God Declares Something Over You .. You Are Definitely Not In A Position To Argue With Him !!
So .. If You Have Accepted Jesus Christ As Your Personal Lord And Savior AND You Have Faith
In Jesus Christ .. It Has Been Declared That YOU ARE THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD !!
Now this declaration of your righteousness was not made by any Teacher, Pastor or Preacher .. OH NO !! .. This declaration was made by none other than God Himself !! .. So who do you think you are to doubt or argue ?
Namely, the righteousness of God which comes by believing with personal trust and confident
reliance on Jesus Christ (the Messiah). [And it is meant] for all who believe. For there is no distinction .. Romans 3 : 22
TRUTH .. If You Love And Have Faith In Jesus Christ .. YOU ARE RIGHTEOUS !!
FACT .. Once Again It Is Decision Time .. Righteousness Has To Be Believed And Then Received !! .. And .. That Is A Choice Only You Can Make For Yourself !!
WILL YOU STOP AND THINK ABOUT THIS FOR A MOMENT !!
Knowing that you are not a perfect individual, you are bound to make mistakes and step into
sin occasionally. Now .. When you realize that you have sinned .. What do you do to make it right with God ?
If we [freely] admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful and just (true to His own nature and promises) and will forgive our sins [dismiss our lawlessness] and [continuously] cleanse us from all unrighteousness [everything not in conformity to His will in purpose, thought and action] .. 1 John 1 : 9
That’s Right !! .. If God’s Word has the final authority in your life .. Then .. Your response
to your sin will naturally be based on the above.
You go to God and you confess and repent of your sin .. And .. When you do this God is
faithful and just to forgive your sins and cleanse you from all unrighteousness.
Alright .. So you go to God and you ask Him to forgive you .. How Do You Know That You Have Received God’s Forgiveness ? .. You can not see anything .. You can not feel anything .. How Do You Know ?
Well .. You Believe, Don’t You ? .. God says if you repent, He will forgive .. And .. You simply believe Him and you receive His gift of forgiveness.
Now, although the above is how it should be .. On the odd occasion, do you still perhaps find yourself toiling with the idea that you are expected to “Do” something more than just simply believe and act upon what God’s Word says in order for you to be truly forgiven.
You seem to have a very hard time accepting that if you repent of your mistakes, God
has a genuine desire and willingness to forgive you .. Your human nature tells you that forgiveness couldn't possibly be that easy.
You have allowed your natural mind to be deceived by thoughts that make it difficult for
you to believe that your sins can be erased, allowing you to stand boldly and
guiltless before God.
Sadly, you have lied to yourself for so long that you actually now believe that in order for you to receive full forgiveness, you first have to experience your fair share of pain and suffering.
Well Here Is A Little Reality Check !! .. Forgiveness Is Based On God’s Promises .. It Has Absolutely Nothing To Do With Your Human Feelings !!
As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us
.. Psalms 103 : 12
For I will be merciful and gracious towards their sins and I will remember their deeds of
unrighteousness no more .. Hebrews 8 : 12
Do You See That !! .. When your prayer for forgiveness reach God .. He takes that mistake, rips it out of your journal, then He scatters it as far as the east is from the west .. And .. He remembers them no more !! Because of what Jesus did for you on the cross. Hallelujah!
If you were to sit with God one day, and you tried to talk to Him about all the sins you have ever committed .. God would choose to not even acknowledge them .. Because .. He truly is a God of “forgive and forget” !!
Choices !! .. Choices !! .. Choices !!
Now, of course you can choose to carry on believing that you must first endure your
pain and suffering .. However The Reality Is This .. After you have suffered, you will be no more forgiven than if you actually choose to believe in God’s forgiveness and start acting as though you have received your forgiveness !!
O.K. .. So we have now spent some time looking at Forgiveness .. And You May Well Be Wondering .. Why so much about forgiveness in a message that is actually about your Righteousness ?
Well, God’s forgiveness was an important example to illustrate to you .. BECAUSE .. The way you receive God’s forgiveness is exactly the same way that you receive your righteousness !!
You Must Believe That You Have Received It .. And Then .. Start Behaving As If It Is So !!
Your Righteousness Gives You The Ability To Stand Before God With No Sense Of Guilt And No Sense Of Inferiority !!
Your righteousness allows you the ability to boldly and confidently stand before God and speak to Him, as a child to your Father .. Expecting His response .. And .. Knowing that you have the right to receive what you ask because of what God has declared over you !!
If you do not believe that you receive your forgiveness by faith, the unfortunate thing for you is that the next time you stand before God in prayer, you might well be saying to yourself
“I believe that I am forgiven” .. However .. If you are carrying a guilty conscience about something or you find yourself returning to ponder over this mistake or that .. Then .. Unfortunately you have not faithfully received God’s promise of forgiveness.
And .. If you are unable to believe that you are forgiven .. Then .. Sadly you will also be unable to believe the Truth that you are the righteousness of God !!
There Is No Magic Formula To This !! .. There Is No Secret To This !! .. The truth is that you already hold the very key that you require, however the choice remains .. Will You Use It Or Not ?
God Has Given You His Word .. He Has Also Given You Faith .. The Choice Is Yours !!
Faith And Nothing Else !! .. It Takes Faith To Believe God’s Word !!
Every Truth you will ever require lies protected in the treasure of God’s Word.
However .. If your faith is not ignited to believe that Every Word, Every Promise, Every Blessing, Every Prayer and Every Declaration made by God, was made to you .. Then .. You are putting yourself at risk of being unable to believe the Word enough to receive God’s gifts .. And .. Yes, that includes your righteousness !!
GOD’S RIGHTEOUSNESS IS YOURS .. DO YOU HAVE THE FAITH TO RECEIVE IT ?
Your Gift Of Righteousness Has Been Paid For By Jesus Christ !! .. Take It Off Lay-Bye !! ..
And .. Receive It Into Your Life !!
You Are Righteous !! .. You Cannot Work For It !! .. You Cannot Be Good To Get It !! .. You Can Not Earn It !! .. IT IS A GIFT !! .. And .. It Has Been Paid For By The Precious Blood Shed
By Jesus !!
You cannot, cannot, cannot make yourself righteous by your good deeds .. However .. You can choose to believe God enough to receive His declaration .. And Then .. You can thank and honor God by giving all the praise and glory to Jesus Christ !!
God says .. I will declare as righteous everyone who receives my Son, Jesus Christ, by faith .. This means that from the very moment you became a born-again child of God’s, His declaration became active in your life !!
So The Bottom Line Is This .. You Are Righteous Because You Accepted The Free Gift
Of Salvation Through Jesus Christ !!
God Has Declared You Righteous !! .. So Who Are You To Argue !!
Stop Trying To Fight It .. Stop Trying To Debate It .. Stop Trying To Earn It .. Stop Trying To Work
For It .. Stop Trying To See It .. Stop Trying To Feel It.
YOU LOVE AND HAVE FAITH IN JESUS .. RIGHT ? .. Then you Believe Him .. And .. You Receive your righteousness into your life !!
You step out with your head held high and you confidently show this lost world what a blessing it is to have Jesus Christ as the lover of your soul !!
WHEN GOD GAVE YOU HIS SON .. HE GAVE YOU HIS BEST
WHEN GOD GAVE YOU HIS HOLY SPIRIT .. HE GAVE YOU HIS ALL
The Bible Definition of righteousness is:
- the acceptable state before God
- being approved of God
- God's integrity
- God's virtue
- God's purity of life
- rightness before God
- correctness of thinking, feeling and acting like God
1 .. GOD BE merciful and gracious to us and bless us and cause His face to shine upon us and among us – Selah [pause and think of that] ! –
2 .. That Your way you may be known upon earth, Your saving power (Your deliverances and Your salvation) among all nations.
PSALM 67 : 1 – 2
GOD, GIVE ME THE WISDOM TO COMPREHEND AND THE FAITH TO APPRECIATE
The autumn haze, the breath of spring,
the chirping song the crickets sing.
A rosebud in a slender vase,
are all reflections of God’s face.
In Jesus Name,
God's LOVE is:
My times are in Your hands; deliver me from the hands of my foes and those who pursue me and persecute me. PSALM 31 : 15
Welcoming in any new year always comes with a sense of liberation and excitement.
This New Year of course was no different .. As 2014 was ushered in with a bang, it carried with it your higher expectations, your refreshed hopes, your renewed inspiration and your reignited
sense of purpose.
And Then .. As the fireworks died down .. As the festive season drew to a close .. As the routines of your life start to return to normal .. 2014 is very quickly beginning to lose its glamour and
Suddenly the liberation and excitement you felt is being erased and replaced with bondage and fear. You look around you and you are left utterly confused as it seems that every demon that once occupied hell are now running wild in your life.
The attacks seem to be harder, coming faster and everything that can possibly go wrong has.
It is at this point where it may become tempting for you to get weary and give up .. Please !! .. We beg you .. Don’t !!
It is in this time that you need to keep in mind .. You Are God’s chosen child !! .. You Are
filled with The Spirit of The Light Of The World, which qualifies you as a prominent threat to the kingdom of darkness.
Nobody likes to be threatened, least of all the devil .. so .. he will try and come against you ..
But !! Don’t You Ever Forget !! .. Firstly : The devil Is A Liar !! .. Secondly And Most Importantly : KING JESUS IS STILL ON THE THRONE !!
Therefore put on God’s complete armor, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on the evil day [of danger], and, having done all [the crisis demands], to stand [firmly in your place]
Ephesians 6 : 13
You stand firm in your faith !! .. You stand firm in God’s Word !! .. You stand firm on The Rock !!
10 .. Then I heard a strong (loud) voice in heaven, saying, Now it has come – the salvation and the power and the kingdom (the dominion, the reign) of our God, and the power (the sovereignty, the authority) of His Christ (the Messiah); for the accuser of our brethren, he who keeps bringing before our God charges against them day and night, has been cast out !
11 .. And they have overcome (conquered) him by means of the blood of The Lamb and by the utterance of their testimony, for they did not love and cling to life even when faced with death [holding their lives cheap till they had to die for their witnessing] .. Revelation 12 : 10 – 11
KEEP YOUR EYES ON JESUS AND HIS FINISHED WORK ON THE CROSS !!
PATIENCE BRINGS PEACE !!
God May Say Wait But That does Not Mean He Is Saying No !! Delay is not Denial...
Prayer is your unique, personal communication with God .. You talk to your Father telling
Him your desires, dreams, hopes, needs and in turn He shares with you His blessings, guidance, love and wisdom.
However .. Have you ever found yourself experiencing those Quiet, Uncertain times .. Those times when you go to God in prayer .. And .. You simply do not get an immediate response ?
You may actually find yourself wading through these uncomfortable waters at this very moment.
You are in desperate need of a breakthrough in a particular area of your life, and yes, you have prayed to God .. And Yet .. You have been waiting a seemingly long time to receive your
breakthrough .. And to make matters worse, the silence of God has brought nothing but confusion into your life.
Naturally you are dealing with frustration of not understanding why this is happening in your life ..
However .. This is the time for you to Trust !!
As His child, it is vital for you to trust God and His timing regarding each and every matter
that concerns you and your life !!
Jesus Christ is by no means the author of chaos and confusion .. Jesus desires for you to Trust Him .. He does not want you to be afraid or confused.
You need to learn to trust and have faith enough to know that God’s delay is not Him saying no to
your requests. Would you consider for a moment that many of the
delays you experience are in fact Divine Delays ?
Divine delays that are designed by God in order to do a work in you that needs to be done ..
You have heard it said before that God is far more interested in changing you than He is in changing your circumstances !!
And Therein Lies The Key !! .. If you will continue to serve God faithfully .. Even during your dark
and lonely midnight hours .. You Will grow and develop a strong, mature Godly character.
So .. When God Says Wait, He Is Not Saying No !! Consider Abraham, who waited twenty-five years to see the answer to His prayers .. Or .. Joseph, who waited thirteen years !! .. Can you imagine if these two men had given-in and given-up .. They would never have had the opportunity to enjoy and rejoice in the reward of their faith and trust in God. God May Not Be Early .. But .. He Will Never Be Late !!
You may find that the things in your life that are really worth having will generally take longer than you anticipate them to .. And .. Yes, they are usually more difficult than you think you can handle and endure .. But !!
God Knows Precisely What He Is Doing !! .. And .. He Is Calling On You To Trust His Timing !!
Do not allow a whirlwind of confusion and frustration to consume you and conform you into a state of misery .. Trust God !!
God Is Love !! .. And .. Love Will Never Let You Down !!
Learn to Trust and wait patiently .. God Is Working While You Are Waiting !!
ABRAHAM WAITED 25 YEARS
JOSEPH WAITED 13 YEARS
MOSES WAITED 40 YEARS
JESUS WAITED 30 YEARS
IF GOD MAKES YOU WAIT, YOU ARE IN GOOD COMPANY
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a Spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self control. 2 TIMOTHY 1 : 7
FOLLOW IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF YOUR KING !!
For we are not wrestling against flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (super-natural) sphere .. Ephesians 6 : 12
As Christians, both young and old, we are no strangers to the truth that there is a monumental spiritual battle being waged all around us.And, it is for this reason that when it comes to all Spiritual things in your life, you ensure that you remain anchored, bold,
diligent, encouraged, faith-filled, steadfast and strong in Jesus Christ !!
Your Spiritual life is forever moving and changing .. And .. You are the one person that has the final authority in deciding in which direction you move and how exactly you change.
Understand that spiritually .. You are either moving forward or you are on the verge of slipping
backwards !! .. You are either growing or you are spiritually dying !!
Constantly moving and changing .. because .. The one thing that does not exist is a neutral, or dormant Christianity.
It is impossible to push a button and put your Christian walk on hold, neither can you
conveniently pack it into storage to use a little later.
It Is Important !! .. It Is Vital !! .. It is critical for you to Keep Pressing On In Jesus !!
Now, bare in mind that as you make the determined resolve to Keep Pressing On and Moving Forward in Jesus .. You are going to be met with some opposition.
The devil is going to come against you, deceiving you in every way that you give him permission to. And, one of the most common weapons he will attempt to throw at you is .. Fear.
You Must Resist Fear !! .. At All Costs !! Fear is False Evidence Appearing Real !! It is NOT real !! It is FALSE !!
Fear is a parasite !! .. And .. Anytime you allow the filthy hands of fear to get a grip on you, it will deceive you into a state of total paralysis .. Effectively putting a stop to your walk forward with Jesus !!
Fear will freeze you in place, preventing you from making progress.
While it is undoubtedly the truth that in your life you are dealing with and experiencing some difficult situations and circumstances, some stubborn worries and concerns and some
relentless confusion and frustrations .. Regardless of these things .. Do Not Be Overcome with Fear !!
Entertaining fear in your life is not in your spiritual job description .. You Do Not Have To !! .. Jesus Has overcome and taken the sting out of each and every trial and tribulation that has been and will be formed against you !! .. So .. You Keep On Keeping On !! .. Pressing On In Jesus !! .. Amen !!
That is why I would remind you to stir up (rekindle the embers of, fan the flame of,
and keep burning) the [gracious] gift of God [the inner fire] that is in you by
means of the laying on of my hands [with those of the elders of your ordination]
.. 2 Timothy 1 : 6
Fear Has Stolen From You For Long Enough .. Don’t You Lose Another Second To It !!
Today, you make your mind up that no matter what .. You
Are Going To Keep Your Eyes Fixed Firmly On Jesus !! .. Make The Choice To Grow
And Move Forward In His Footsteps !!
Stir Yourself Up For Jesus Christ !! .. You have the gracious gift of God’s inner-fire burning within you .. So .. You boldly stand tall and fan the flames, in order for the world to see Jesus’ fire burning brightly in and through you !!
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind .. 2
Timothy 1 : 7
Receive God’s Word !! .. This Truth Is Your Truth !!
Focusing on and fellowshipping with Jesus will most assuredly fill you with all the courage and confidence you need, q so that you can Keep Moving Forward !!
CHRISTIANITY IS NOT A SACRIFICE THAT YOU MAKE ..
IT IS A SACRIFICE THAT YOU TRUST
The heavens keep telling the wonders of God, and the skies declare what He has done. Each day informs the following day; and each night announces the next.
They do not speak a word, and there is never the sound of a voice.
Yet their message reaches all the earth, and it travels around the world ..
PSALMS 19 : 1 - 4
WHEN LAST DID YOU ACTUALLY TAKE THE TIME TO ADMIRE AND APPRECIATE ALL OF GOD'S CREATION ? ..
Are you aware that God speaks to you through nature ? ..
That's Right .. God has the ability to speak to all His children through His magnificent handy-work.
Even those people that find themselves living outside of the will of God can recognize right from wrong .. and .. they too have a reality of someone or something higher than themselves, inspired through the very aspects of " nature " that surround us everywhere we go.
In the above Word, you are told that nature is the continuous witness and testifier of God's power and His Heavenly plan.
The message that God shares with you through the Word in Psalms is that .. HE IS !!
HE IS .. This is a vital revelation because you are told in God's Word, that in order for you to have an intimate relationship with God, you must first believe and accept that HE IS .. Hebrews 11 : 6
Believe and Accept God ? .. Absolutely, and yes you can because God's Word also tells you that God has given every person a measure of faith to believe in Him .. Romans 12 : 3
Did you know that when you open your Bible, the very first words you will read are also your very first lesson in faith .. " In the beginning God .. .. "
Now while many of us do accept and acknowledge God, we seem to be a little lost on the process of exactly how to relate to Him on a day to day, personal level ..
It is for this reason that through His grace, God will try His utmost best to reach down to you every minute of everyday, and He does this by surrounding you with constant reminders of Himself.
Little clues of Himself that shout out clearly to you ..
" I AM HERE, you do not have to live in fear, you do not have to worry, I AM HERE "
God so desperately wants to be involved in every aspect of your life !!
Ponder for a moment on the fact that He has taken the time to keep all your tears in a bottle and that He has counted every hair on your head, then surely, surely He cares about everything else concerning you, your life, your peace, and your happiness.
Jesus Himself asks you to consider the lilies of the field .. Matthew 6 : 28 .. and the birds of the air .. Luke 12 : 24
Would you meditate on those two Scripture's for a moment .. If God is able to beautify the fields the way He does, and He is able to take care of the birds that live amongst you and fly above you, then how much more is He able to do for you ? .. and God WILL because Jesus has told you that you are worth more to God than the birds are ..
So the next time you find yourself in a position where you feel the pressures of life beginning to take their toll on you .. ESCAPE .. escape outdoors for a little while.
Go for a walk and open your eye's to see the miracles in God's creations .. the trees .. the flowers .. the rivers and streams .. the birds .. the fish .. Appreciate everything that God has made and thank Him whole-heartedly for the simple fact that HE IS.
Life can get very complicated sometimes, but you get determined to purposefully enjoy each simple, yet powerful thing that God has created .. they are the clues He leaves to remind you that you are never, never alone and that HE IS !!
THE HAPPIEST PERSON ON EARTH IS HE WHO LEARNS FROM NATURE THE LESSONS OF WORSHIP
8 .. Nevertheless, do not let this one fact escape you, beloved, that with the Lord one day is a thousand years and a thousand years as one day.
9 .. The Lord does not delay and is not tardy or slow about what He promises, according to some peoples conception of slowness, but He is long-suffering (extraordinarily patient) towards you, not desiring that any should perish, but that all should turn to repentance. 2 PETER 3 : 8 – 9
TRUST GOD IN ALL THE HOURS OF YOUR DAY
Knowing God’s love is unfailing,
and his mercy unending and great.
You have but to trust in His promises-
God comes not too soon or too late.
In Jesus Name,
God's LOVE is: BUILDING UP
Know (perceive, recognize, and understand with approval) that the Lord is God !
It is He Who made us, not we ourselves [and we are His] ! We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
PSALM 100 : 3
FOLLOW THE SHEPHERD JESUS WILL GUIDE YOU,
GUARD YOU AND TENDERLY HOLD YOU CLOSE TO HIS HEART
Take the Saviour's loving hand,
and do not try to understand.
Just let Him lead you where He will,
through pastures green and waters still.
In Jesus Name,