Wednesday, November 22, 2017

OBEDIENCE

If we are going to live our lives as obedient children of our Father, God, then we will have to live each day by faith. You say, "Huh". If we are going to be obedient to God and His Word we will have to love the unlovable, pray for our enemies, go the second mile, speak peace to situations and not complain. Oh, well! I don’t know if I can do that. You just don’t know who I have to put up with! No, I don’t know, but God does and He gave the instructions. How am I going to be able to do that? BY FAITH in God’s willingness and ability to help you. God tells us to do the impossible, then He helps us do it! Isn’t God Good? Yes, all the time!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

GROWING

How can I make my faith stronger? Faith comes by hearing, speaking, studying, understanding, and DOING the Word of God. Our faith grows stronger as we say with our mouth (so that our ears can hear it) the promise of God that we are standing on in order to receive what we are hoping for. Many times our heart believes but our mind argues. That is the reason for speaking God’s Word. When we read in the Bible that Jesus spoke and it was done, we need to know that He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. So if His Word was true while He was on the earth it is still true today. Meditate on that and be blessed!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

TROUBLESOME TIMES

The Word of the Lord in our mouth and in our heart will be our reward in troublesome times. Psalm 37:27-31 (Amplified)


Depart from evil and do good, and you will dwell forever [securely]. For the Lord delights in justice and forsakes not His saints; they are preserved forever, but the offspring of the wicked [in time] shall be cut off. [Then] the [consistently] righteous shall inherit the land and dwell upon it forever. The mouth of the [uncompromisingly] righteous utters wisdom and his tongue speaks with justice. The law of God is in his heart, none of his steps shall slide.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

NOT FORSAKEN

There are great rewards for those who honor God in their lives. God is our help and our guide!


Psalm 37:23-25 (Amplified):

The steps of a [good] man are directed and established by the Lord when He delights in his way [and He busies Himself with his every step]. Though he falls, he shall not be utterly cast down, for the Lord grasps his hand and upholds him. I have been young and now I am old, yet I have not seen the [uncompromisingly] righteous forsaken or their seed begging bread.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

HEART AND MOUTH

As we believe in our heart it will be done to us, but we must not only believe in our heart but we must also say with our mouth the thing that we want done. The two: heart and mouth must be in agreement. Otherwise you will be what the book of James calls "a double-minded person". If we are double-minded, the Bible says we should not expect to receive anything from God. If you go to a restaurant to eat but you can’t make up your mind what you want, do expect the server to bring you something anyway? NO. Why should we expect God to give us "what we want" when we can’t make up our mind what we want from Him. He won’t give us anything until we can get our heart and mouth in agreement. Never forget that!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

YES AND NO

Now if we want our faith to work, and we are waiting before the Lord for directions concerning how to pray and what to say, then we must not spend our "free time" telling everyone about the problem. That is when we should let our yes be yes and our no be no, for all else is sin. This is God’s direction to us in His Word that will keep us from destroying the faith that God has given us. The centurion that came to Jesus, said to Jesus "speak the word only, and my servant will be healed" What did Jesus say to the centurion? As you have believed in your heart be it done unto you. This same word is for us today.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

DEFECTIVE SEED

What have we been planting? When our crop of peas or tomatoes does not produce well, we check our seed to make sure we have good seed. When our faith is not producing, we need to check our seed! If we have been repeating "our poor, pitiful mess" to everyone who will listen to us, we should not be surprised that we continue to have our "mess". We need to change our seed. Well!! What kind of seed should I be planting? The answer to the problem, not the problem. Well, I don’t know the answer!! If you do not know how to pray, then you should wait before the Lord until He shows you how to pray. Our very best answers come from God, but we must be willing to wait on Him and to hear what He says to us.