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He Is Bigger Than Your Fears

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Teach me your way, Lord; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors” (Psalm 27:11). My oppressors have been my fears, giants, doubts, unbelief’s and lack of faith.

I have made so many costly mistakes and taken so many wrong paths all because I had feared the unknown, pain and people. I had feared man, circumstances and the unknown so much, to the extent that my fear of the world become more than my fear of the Lord. Unwittingly, my fear had become greater than my faith and belief in God.  Honestly, this is an ongoing battle.

I had fought so hard to control and prevent situations with my own hand which has led to naught but wasted time, energy and more heartache.

Through it all I have come to learn and see that the lord has been impressing on my heart that I must accept trials, pain and hurt. That I cannot grow and will always be hindered if I do not accept life’s trials. Because when you accept the trials you realize you are not in control, you cannot save yourself, only God can save; then you are forced to truly believe in Him without seeing, feeling or tangible guarantee.

Yes, I have always believed in God but I had not truly believed Him and His words for me. My faith had been by sight and feelings; not by believing.

God is teaching me that there is blessing in trials, that darkness fools you into believing that it is winning and that is all there will ever be. But God says there is spiritual growth and discipline in His trials, they are His not darkness, “God has a fixed time and an ordain purpose, and He who controls the limits of our lives also determines the time of our deliverance” – Streams in the Desert.

Therefore, do not focus on the crying, see instead what the crying yields. What the delay yields and the growth that abounds within. Nothing else could have produced this. Triumph is not about getting worldly things it is about getting spiritual gifts that will never perish. That will sustain in every trial that is to come. For this world has trouble and trouble will come, it cannot be avoided or prevented but God is here and present. He is here, hallelujah God you here.

So believe in God the father, the Son and Holy Spirit.  Believe in the Crucifixion, the Resurrection, that He conquered death and that He is coming back again.  So let the lost be found and the dead be raised! In the here and now, let love invade!  Let the Church live loud, our God we will say We Believe, we Believe

And the gates of hell will not prevail! For the power of God, has the torn the veil! Now we know Your love will never fail! We Believe, We Believe

The Walks of Life

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There are 3 walks of  life, Spiritual, Personal and Professional and in all three “refuse to be satisifed any longer with your meager accomplishments. Aspire to a higher, a nobler, and a fuller life. Upward to heaven! Nearer to God! – Charles H. Spurgeon, Streams in the desert

Thought Of the Day – Good Understanding

Obey my commands and live!
Guard my instructions as you guard your own eyes.
Tie them on your fingers as a reminder.
Write them deep within your heart.
Love wisdom like a sister;
make insight a beloved member of your family.
Proverbs 7:2-4 NLT

Some Time Later The Brook Dried Up (1 Kings 17:7)

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The dwindling brook at the Keith Ravine, where Elijah sat deep in thought, is a true picture of each of our lives. “Some time later the brook dried up” – this is the history of our yesterdays and a prophecy of our tomorrows.  One way or the other, we must all learn the difference between trusting in the gift and trusting in the Giver. The gift may last for a season, but the Giver is the only eternal love. – Streams in Desert, L.B. Cowman

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Discipline Is a Necessity

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Blessings can become a curse whenever they are misused and abused. Be careful with every gift the Lords blesses you with. Be humble and grateful, do not horde it, do not become arrogant and remember it was not by your own will that you got to your current position. Don’t take your eyes of the Lord.

Remember both Saul and Solomon were God’s anointed, David and Bathsheba and Samson.

“Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised.” – Job 1:21

The Purpose Of Life Is To Serve God…Yes, But HOW Do You Serve God???

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As I read Colossians 1: 9 to 14, the words that came to my mind was remember when you ask yourself what is the purpose of life? What is next for me? These verses are the answer to your questions.

The purpose of life is to serve God but more specifically is How do you serve God??? and the verses kept saying this is how you serve Him –

Ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit givesOnly the Spirit can give discernment so that you don’t make the mistake of confusing  your own logic and desire with the Lord’s will. God is the authority and has the final say. Man plans but God disposes. Know His will first.

So that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, … Christ paid the ransom for your life, use this life as an opportunity to spread the gospel and do not hinder others in their faith walk. In everything you do bring honor to God and bear good fruit. Knowledge of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge of the Lord is never ending but ever growing. Never stop growing your relationship with God.

Being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patienceno matter the trial and circumstances… Stand with the Armor of God. Remembering perseverance builds character and character, hope but without hope (in the Lord) we are nothing.

Giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light…. Be forever grateful, humble and thankful. Do not take for granted the presence, mercy, grace and love of God.

For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sinsWe have been reconciled, our eternal home with God is waiting for us. Look to that always and not the things of this world.

So remember, before you go through any endeavor put it in prayer. Do not move without seeking the Lord’s will.

 

Thought of the Day

We can get a right start only by accepting God as He is and learning to love Him for what He is. As we go on to know Him better we shall find it a source of unspeakable joy that God is just what He is – A. W. Tozer

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By learning you will teach; by teaching you will learn. – Latin Proverb

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