Monday, July 27, 2009
God created you for eternity. The time - your lifetime on earth - is for you to grow your relationship with Him.
What can you do right now, today, to grow that relationship?
Make a list of how you spend you time, then divide it up as time that works towards the Eternal and time that is just Passing Away.
Some of the things can be really easy, like time with kids, husband, homeschooling, church groups. But, dear reader, I caution you... Take a deeper look at these times and what you're doing within that time. Is the mom's meeting a time of praise to God or is it a time to complain and sympathize with other women. Is that homeschool time used to homeschool or to meet with play groups for your enjoyment.
I don't mean to get on people's cases, I'm just trying to encourage other's out there that there is more...More to your relationship with God, more to the growth of the love and time with family, and much, much more to the life you will lead for Kingdom.
I welcome any disagreement or comments on this topic and hope that it will help us all to examine the use of this earthly time as a building block to the relationship we all strive for in the Kingdom!
Father, to be loved by you is my highest calling. Help me live a life worthy of my calling based on eternity as your created me. Help me to let my present be shaped by my future and not my past. I want o make sure I am investing time in things that are eternal and not passing away. i know only you can guide me to incest this time in worthwhile ways to Your Glory. Amen
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
If you missed that read it again....A love relationship with God is more important than any other single factor in your life.
There's more to this story than meets the eye. You see, dear reader, your relationship with God not only effects your relationship with Him it effects every other relationship in your life - from you spouse, to your children, to your friends, to your co-workers, to your paperboy....a poor relationship with Him with result in poor relationships overall. But, on the flip-side - a great, loving relationship with the Father will result in great relationships with others!
Thursday, July 16, 2009
If God speaks to you, why would you wait to act??
Believe you're not prepared for the assignment, when He calls you. That way you are open to all the adjustments He wants you to make without clogging the path with your own ideas of growth.
Believe He wants you to respond immediately- this is God's timing, not yours. He will build you into what you need to be in order to complete the assignment for His glory.
Believe God has a right to interrupt your life any time He wants to....If He uses a big assignment for you He will expand your character to match.
Father, help me to respond to you the moment You speak to me. Teach me your timing. Develop my character to match the assignment You have for me. I have accepted you as Lord of my life, you have the right to interrupt my life. You are my LORD. Amen
Friday, July 10, 2009
God Speaks to His people
When did God speak to His people??
----in times past - through the prophets
----these last days - by His Son
John 14:26 Jesus promises that the Father would send...the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, in his name...
The work of the Holy Spirit is -
The one who hears what God says - belongs to Him
When Jesus returned to Heaven, God sent the Holy Spirit: He speaks to us:
--through the Bible,
He wants us to know Him! It's not a big secret! He longs to:
--reveal Himself, His purposes and His ways
The Key to knowing God's voice is all in the intimate relationship...
--God does not use a "formula"-- you have to actively and fully desire the relationship
--Asking for a sign signals unbelief
--Scripture is good but shouldn't be totally relied on as a 'sign'. Only the Holy Spirit can reveal God's Truth of Scripture to you for a particular circumstance.
Father, I pray that I will grow in my relationship with You so much that when you speak, I will immediately hear and respond. Amen
Thursday, July 9, 2009
When your will is the same as God's will
that is truly FREE-will!
"And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
Father, I no longer seek my own will. I give up my free will and pray to be in such a state that I have no will of my own in any given matter. Let Your will be my will, and let Your will be done. Amen
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
"Some trust in chariots,