You must speak my words to them, whether they listen or fail to listen, for they are rebellious. – Ezekiel 2:7 (NIV)
Our job is not to persuade people with our words, to sell them on the Gospel. Our job is to speak God’s words to them. Whether they listen or not is between them and God. It is the Spirit that leads people not us. We only deliver the message.
For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open. – Mark 4:22 (NIV).
As a single woman, it is hard to know who I am getting involved with when I meet someone new. I have taken to ask the Holy Spirit to lead me into all truth regarding those I meet…and amazingly enough, He reveals the truth every time.
What situation, what person, do you need Him to lead you into truth about today?
Have faith in God. – Mark 11:22
Have faith in the Creator of the Universe. Have faith in the Person who put the world together. Have in faith the Person who created you and me. Have confidence that He will do what He said He would do.
Too many of us are bound by what we are taught. Things like you never know what God is going to do.
People die because they don’t know what the Word actually says. They die because they are believe what people tell them rather than what the Word actually says.
We have to dig into the Word ourselves and discover what God has promised to do in our lives.
For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace. – Romans 6:14
God is not looking to punish you. Jesus took the punishment for all your sins at the Cross. You are no longer under the dos and don’ts of before the Cross.
Now you are under grace. Grace is not a concept. It is the Person of Jesus Christ. We are now in Him like a letter inside an envelope.
We are free to develop a relationship with our Savior. There is nothing standing in our way.
The more you spend time with Him, the more of His grace–His unmerited favor–flows in your life. Both to you and others.
He shall deliver you in six troubles, yes, in seven no evil shall touch you. – Job 5:19
If God says something once, you can question it, but God promises to deliver you from trouble at least three times. This promise you can take to the bank.
God will deliver you from trouble. Only there is one catch.
You must be listening to God. You must be tuned into His leadings. He speaks and expects us to obey.
As you go throughout your day, quiet yourself and find out what God is speaking to your spirit. It may just deliver you from unseen trouble.
Saying: “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom, Thanksgiving and honor and by power and might, Be to our God forever and ever. Amen.” – Revelation 7:12
God deserves a place of honor in our lives. We always seem too busy to talk to God throughout our day, to read the Scriptures, to listen at Jesus’ feet.
Only one thing is important–that is to sit at the feet of Jesus, to feed on the Word of God.
All our answers are in there. The solution to every problem is in there. All we have to do is locate it, then meditate on it. Put it before our eyes, in our ears and out our mouths every day until we see our answer manifest.
That’s what I call putting your faith to work.
For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe. – 1 Corinthians 1:21
God doesn’t care what it takes to get people to turn to Christ…as long as they turn to Christ. He will use clowns, stories, anything that will turn a person’s heart toward Him. He doesn’t bring tragedies. He doesn’t send problems, but He will certainly use them to get people to listen to the message of Christ. Don’t knock the medium if the message of Christ is being taught.
Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out! – Romans 11:33
God is like the DVR at my store. A guy accused me of not giving him his cash back that he requested. The assistant manager went to the disk and saw him put the money in his pocket. There is nothing that we do that God does not see. He is not out to punish us but to help us overcome the obstacles, the addictions, the problems in our lives. He punished Jesus for all the sin of the world, so that He can love us without barriers being in the way.
The heart of the wise teaches his mouth, And adds learning to his lips. – Proverbs 16:23
Wisdom speaks. It teaches. If you listen to it, listen to that knowing on the inside of you, wisdom will teach you how to be wise, smart and use your intuition to help you avoid trouble. Only most people won’t let wisdom teach them any thing.
How much better to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver. – Proverbs 16:16
If you lose your riches but have wisdom, you can rebuild your wealth. If, however, you have riches with no wisdom, you are going to squander your mouth and end up broke with no prospects in sight.
This is why it is better to prize wisdom above riches and even book knowledge. Riches and book smarts will only take you so far.
Wisdom will take you farther than both combined.