The Promises of God are for you and for me. But they are conditional upon our obedience to His Word. It is written in the Word of God: “Therefore, since these [great] promises are ours, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that contaminates and defiles body and spirit, and bring [our] consecration to completeness in the [reverential] fear of the God.” (2 Corinthians 7:1)
God has a good plan for YOUR life and for my life. We must be aware that Satan does as well—we must choose one way or the other. I choose God’s plan for my life!
If you are struggling in any area, the enemy knows it and he comes to steal, kill and destroy. You might be struggling in your marriage and Satan knows just how and when to send a person into your life to tempt to derail you and your entire family.
Let me give you a few examples of a trap: If you are struggling in your marriage, God will never send a person into your life to tell you how wonderful you are, to start an affair on your mate, or to make you think that someone else is a better option than your spouse. But Satan will do just that.
Just before breakthrough and blessing, the enemy sends fiery darts to your mind to sabotage relationships, your career, your family, your life. He pushes and shoves. He will devise schemes to ensnare you to destroy your future.
The Holy Spirit of God leads and directs to protect you and for your best life.
It is imperative to read the Bible to know what is says about everything in life. The answer to every problem you will ever face is found in the Word of God.
With the added stress of Covid-19 and the pressures of life, all people have experienced a new level of stress. Pressures in the home, on the job, from grocery shopping to funerals & to church, from the hospital to any place of business. People are struggling with fear and stress, overwhelmed with day to day activities. Many people are struggling in marriage, family, relationships, and many are genuinely struggling and hurting in all walks of life from depression, to anger, rage, and fear of their future.
God wants us to cleanse ourselves—to come apart—and spend time with Him. To pray and seek His face. God has a good plan for every person. God wants to spend ETERNITY with YOU! He wants you to be saved and set free.
I love what Spurgeon said: “I suppose that, the nearer we get to heaven, the more conscious we shall be of our imperfections. The more light we get, the more we discover our own darkness. That which is scarcely accounted sin by some men, will be a grievous defilement to a tender conscience. It is not that we are greater sinners as we grow older, but that we have a finer sensibility of sin, and see that to be sin which we winked at in the days of our ignorance.” (Spurgeon)
Paul wrote about a need to separate from worldly influences so that we can live a close walk with God.
The commandment to come out from among them and be separate (2 Corinthians 6:17) is coupled with a promise: I will receive you. I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters (2 Corinthians 6:18).
If we choose to separate ourselves from worldly thinking and acting, we are promised a closer relationship with our Heavenly Father God. Choose to live a life led by the Holy Spirit of God, hearing Him and obeying quickly—rather than reacting in the flesh.
Fill your heart and mind with the Word of God. Listen to biblically based teaching. Pray and worship and read good books as the Holy Spirit leads you. I pray the Word of God becomes part of the very fabric of your being—so that when temptation or trials come, you will respond with the Word of God and peace will flood your being, fully knowing you have done the right thing!
God loves YOU with an everlasting love!
HIS love and mine,
Not all fear is bad fear. There is a fear you may feel that may be a gift from the Holy Spirit of God to lead you to a place of safety and protection. Don’t be naive about warnings from the Holy Spirit of God.
Assumptions can be very wrong. We have to ask God to show us the truth about all people and whom we can really trust with our personal life and allow into our homes. Don’t be naive.
Jesus knew the heart, character, and motive of every person He met during His earthly life. Jesus still knows the heart, character, and intentions of every person. It is by His Spirit that He will reveal that to us when we ask Him to do so.
If you have a check in your spirit or even a small warning, do not ignore it. Ask the LORD for discernment and do not wait for a crisis to believe.
Listen to the Lord and heed warnings from the people God sends. Just because someone appears nice does not mean that person is a sane or good person.
Anytime we choose to ignore warnings from God, we get to experience it.
Remember the story of Esther! Remember Haman and how he wanted to destroy the Jewish people. Don’t be deceived. I pray God gives you discernment and wisdom today!
Stay close to the Lord and you will always hear His voice speaking to your heart. Pray before you make decisions. Thank God in advance for His divine protection, His promptings, and His warnings. (Read Proverbs 4:6-7; Job 12:12; Job 28:28; Psalm 37:30; Psalm 107:43; Proverbs 1:7; Proverbs 3:7; Proverbs 10:13; and many others.
“If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him” (James 1:5 NIV).
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Don’t allow wrong focus or discouragement to get the best of you. Discipline your mind to stay on God and His Truth—no matter what is going on around you.
Daniel fasted and prayed for three full weeks because of the terrible state of Jerusalem (see Daniel 10:2-3). Finally, an angelic being appeared to Daniel and caused him to fear. The angel said: “Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words. But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; and behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left alone there with the kings of Persia. (Daniel 10:12-13).
Just as Daniel’s prayer was heard, our prayers are heard too. There was a spiritual battle raging–that delayed God’s answer. It is obvious there is a spiritual battle raging across the globe.
This account in scripture illustrates clearly how prayer and fasting can change the outcome of situations on earth, but even when we don’t yet see answers and things may appear worse, we can trust that God is still working on our behalf WHEN we are surrendered to Him.
Look at what Jesus said, “He who is of God hears God’s words” (John 8:47). Great news today! When we ARE SURRENDERED TO GOD, we hear Him when He speaks to our heart.
We need the power of God. We need to hear from Him…not man’s opinions. Don’t rely on your own efforts–rely on God’s power.
Prayer: “Father, keep me from assuming anything by neglecting to take everything to You in prayer. I want to hear the truth from You. Help me to follow the leading of Your Holy Spirit and not be led by my flesh–mind, will and emotions. Produce in me the fruit of Your Spirit–fill me with Your love, peace, and joy so that I may be more like You. Help me to be kind, patient, and good to others. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”
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Live to know God and make Him known!
His love and mine,