February 18, 2019
Good morning Lovelies. Greetings in the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Father, Thank You for your great power. We praise You for Your Truth. Would You be with Your people, extending Your grace, providing protection and empowering with strength. We ask that You bring about an awakening of Your presence to America as never seen before. We ask that Your Name is proclaimed. We pray that many would come to know You as Lord and Savior, we pray that many would see Your Light, that You would open blind eyes and release those are enslaved. We pray that You would unify Your people for Your Glory, that all who call themselves Christians would rise up, believing in Your greatness. Wake us up, Lord! Remind us to live aware, to redeem the time, to listen to Your Words and be willing to make a difference. Thank You that You are rich in mercy and full of grace. Thank You that You are forgiving and merciful. Thank You that You are strong and mighty. Thank You that You fight for us still today. In the Mighty Matchless Name of Jesus Christ. Amen!
I heard someone say that the world is being ruled by Satan with all the cruelty, tragedy, temptation, and deception that is rampant and visible today. I thought about this comment. “I thought wow! Really?” This person was giving Satan too much credit. First of all, God’s plan all along was to save us by Jesus death. We have been rescued from the power of this present chaos happening in our world today. Being rescued from this evil age doesn’t mean that we are taken out of it but that we are no longer enslaved to its sinful nature.
There is only one way given to us by God to be forgiven of sin-through believing in Jesus Christ as Savior. Some try to add more requirements than this but we cannot pervert the Word of God. If God said it then that settles it. We tend to try to make up or add to the scriptures to suit our purposes instead of studying, learning, and accepting God’s Word. Resulting in us not understanding what the Bible teaches or we are uncomfortable with the truth as it stands.
His or her message must never change, for the truth of the gospel never changes. Believing and living by the Word is basically a life or death situation. Either you’re going to be obedient to God’s Word and teachings and live or you’re going to keep trying to apply only the parts that make you comfortable. You’ll also do this while worrying about what others may think because you have made a change and died to the old you. Not necessarily a physical death but a spiritual death just the same.
Whose approval are you seeking? Others or God’s? Pray for the courage to seek God’s approval above all and anyone else. Pray for wisdom and understanding and you will always have clear thoughts. What is the difference between sound judgment and discernment? Discernment (or discretion) is the ability God gives to many people to think and make correct choices. Sound judgment, however, He gives only to those who follow Him. Sound judgment includes discernment but goes beyond it. It also includes the knowledge that comes from instruction, training and discipline and the ability to think about the results you will have from knowing and applying God’s word. Which means that you want to know clearly!
“Dear friend guard clear thinking and common sense with your life, don’t for a minute lose sight of them.” Proverb 3:21
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things.” Philippians 4:8
“Jesus called the crowd to Him and said, ‘Listen and understand.” Matthew 15:10
Live life, give people hope and share your heart, wisdom, and resources. Never place a period where God says there should be a comma.
As always peace and blessings, be safe. Take advantage of your opportunities, but never allow your opportunities to take advantage of you. Remember God loves you and so do I. ©krw 02.18.19