Saturday, September 5, 2009

Live in the unseen

I am your Saviour. Not only from the weight of sin, but from the weight of care, from misery, and depression, from want and woe, from faintness and heartache. Your Saviour.
Remember that you are living really in the Unseen -that is the Real Life.
Life up your heads from earth's troubles, and view the glories of the Kingdom. Higher and higher each day see more of Heaven. Speak to Me. Long for Me. Rest in Me. Abide in Me. No restless bringing Me your burdens, and then feverishly lifting them again and bearing them away.
No! Abide in Me. Not for one moment losing the consciousness of My Strength and Protection.
As a child in its mother's arms stay sheltered and at rest.

The Inspiring Classic GOD CALLING
edited by A.J. Russell

Friday, September 4, 2009

How To Trust God First, Not Last

Step 1
In 2 Corinthians 9:8, we're told, “And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” Reading this carefully, we learn that God is able to make all things right. No matter how hopeless or futile a situation may be, if we understand this scripture we understand that God is able to take even the worst details of the worst situation and turn it into abounding grace. Why are we struggling with our pitiful attempts that continue to fail us when God is so fully capable of handling it so that we can "abound in every good work?" The answer to that is because we are cherry picking our trust in God.
Step 2
In Philippians 4:6, we read “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” While we lie awake, unable to sleep because of our worry and distress, God is waiting for our request. He is waiting for our prayer and petition so that He can be God and we can get some sleep!
Step 3
Logically, we are trying to solve issues that we simply do not have the skills nor the wisdom to solve. Enter, God. He knows what we want, what we need and the difference between the two. In Isaiah 41:13, He says, “For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.” Note that He offers His help. That help can come in many forms. How often have you gone through trials only to look back some time later and realize that you would never have believe things would work out that way? Maybe one of the reasons we have a hard time giving it up to God is because we will have to live in His answer instead of just having an answer given to us. That does take great trust. But God is worthy of great trust.
Step 4
When we go to God initially, we are prepared to act when He makes a way for us. We are prepared to make changes when He leads us in the right direction. In Psalm 32:7, we read “You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.” When we give our worries to God, we are protected, we are soothed with deliverance, and we have given Him back the power that we rob Him of when we stubbornly hang on to problems we will never be able to control on our own.
Step 5
At times, we can be afraid to let go. When we let go, we are giving up control. Most people don't like feeling a loss of control. But the truth is, we are not really in control at all; otherwise, we would not be struggling and worrying without progress. Isn't it wonderful to know that God is waiting for us to let Him bring us peace? As God said in Jeremiah 32:27 “I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?”

By Carol Tilley-Williams

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Trust

God is faithful; his mercies are new every morning.

Lamentations 3:22-24. Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, "The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him."

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Primary Goal

The primary goal in life must be to fear God and keep his commandments.
Ecclesiastes12:13-14 Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Priorities

It's better to have a simple lifestyle than to have wealth with a lot of conflict in the home.

Proverbs 23:16-17. Better a little with the fear of the Lord than great wealth with turmoil. (I love this part) ~ Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred.~

Monday, August 31, 2009

Get your priorities right

Proverbs 22:1 says, a good name is more desirable than great riches: to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.

Roses

Thank You Sitka