Posted by Lynda Davis | Posted in Inspirational | Posted on 20-04-2010
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Psalms 25:4-5 – Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.
Dearest Friends – Did you know that the three main enemies to faith are unbelief, facts and reason? If we are standing in faith, believing for the greatest breakthrough in our lives, and God tarries in the situation, it often leads to doubt and unbelief. We may stand believing for a season, but ultimately will fail and fall away if not rooted and grounded in our faith in God, and our unwavering trust in His love and care of us. We must wait patiently for Him in every situation. His way will always serve us best.
Similarly, you may receive a bad report from the doctor that may cause you great fear and concern. You may have received devastating news concerning your children or your job. Beloved, these are truly facts in black and white but what does God have to say about these problems and circumstances? He is in complete control with total awareness and does not consider any predicament we may find ourselves in too difficult. One word from Him and situations and lives are gloriously changed in an instant. One crumb from the Master’s table will be a feast in times of famine.
So what does scripture say about sickness and sorrow? What does scripture say about iniquities and transgressions, our sins and our failures? Scripture says in Isaiah 53:4-5- Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. Yes, dear friends, on the cross He bore it all for us. Nothing was overlooked. So today stand in faith. To receive Him fully into our hearts and lives is a setup for a glorious life. Scripture says man chooses his path but the Lord directs his steps (Proverbs 16:9). I don’t know about you, but I want every step I take ordered by my God. I want to venture out each day in confidence, being all I can be in Christ Jesus, knowing God is ordering every step, giving His angels charge over us lest we fall. And yes, if we fall, where is God then? He is right there to pick us up, dust us off, give us a big hug, send us right back out. Our failures and shortcomings do not deter His love and care of His children.
Precious ones, we can reason things out all day every day and never come to a peaceful solution or maintain a healthy body. For reasoning in a sense has torment in that it falls short of what is really needed. In reasoning as to why one is ill, why there is such adversity in life, and so much suffering in the world around us, in our humanness we fall short of an adequate answer. But faith transcends reason. Godly faith, complete and total abandonment of doubt and despair, absolutely standing in faith for a miracle or positive change in circumstances, forgiveness that is complete and truly sets the soul free, this is overcoming faith. Overcoming faith is standing our ground and not letting anything negative be spoken out of our mouths in spite of how things may look in the natural. For ultimately our help comes from the Lord, maker of heaven and earth, and nothing is too difficult for our God.
If we believe truly that our help comes from the Lord and Him alone, then despite a possible evil report of any kind in your life or the lives of your family and loved ones, we can know that with God all things are possible. Dear ones, if God be for us, who can be against us? The path God chooses for us is a path of victorious living, a path that leads us deeper and deeper into the things of God until the things of this world that we once thought were so needful and important somehow just fall and fade away.
The peace and comfort God sends into our lives will far outweigh the work and worry we put ourselves through trying to figure every thing out. We can choose the best options from our list of choices, and run with that at times, never stopping to consider that if it is not the path God has chosen for us, it will basically be unfruitful and unproductive, and worst of all it will not be fulfilling. If what you choose in life is not fulfilling to you and you find you are unable to produce spiritual fruit in any way, let God take control of your situation. The fruit of the Holy Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Got fruit? If not then humble yourself under His mighty hand and in due time He will lift you up. For He came that we might have life and have it more abundantly. He is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all we could ask or think. There is no limit to His love, peace, joy, provision, and help. And He is there to help when the enemy is too strong for you.
My dear friends – take a leap of faith today. If your life is lacking and miserable, ask God to direct your steps. In total submission to His will, allowing Him to love you and lead you in a letting-go kind of way you might have avoided for the most part, you will see a greater purpose in your life, a higher calling, and most definitely provision for the journey, for where God guides, God provides.
These words of inspiration are to reiterate that life is is a journey with God, a walk of faith for a lifetime, sticking with Him through the good times and bad times, just looking for and hastening to His glorious appearing when we can thank Him personally for bringing us home safe. This journey will have it’s trials and tests, it’s hard times and dark times, but if the Light of God lives in your heart, you’ll never have to lose your way or feel alone again.
If you don’t know this Jesus, take a moment and ask Him into your heart. Turn from your old broken down path that has taken you nowhere, and the works of the flesh that have so worn you out. This is called repentance. For He’s got a gloriously victorious plan for your life, richly fulfilling, and by faith in Jesus, a new life can be yours today. Consider the path you are on today. Has your spiritual journey been fulfilling or disappointing. Is it leading to life or destruction? Which path will you choose? God is just a prayer away.
In His Love,
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