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
Obey my commands and live!
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
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
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 gives… Only 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 patience… no 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 sins…We 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.
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
By learning you will teach; by teaching you will learn. – Latin Proverb
He is the Source of everything. Strength for your day. Wisdom for your task. Comfort for your soul. Grace for your battle. Provision for each need. Understanding for each failure. Assistance for every encounter. – Jack Hayford
Thank God every morning when you get up that you have something to do that day which must be done, whether you like it or not. Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and contentment, and a hundred virtues which the idle never know – Charles Kingsley