Monday, October 27, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Where God is concerned there is no 'behind the scenes'. He sees everything and promises that those things done in the dark will come into the light. (Luke 8:17; Jeremiah 16:17) Far too many people believe they can get away with murder. Slick deeds done in secret to advance one's cause (personal or professional) at someone else's expense may profit for a season but will eventually come with great cost. Be careful in this hour. (Isaiah 29:15) David suffered great personal loss because he decided he was going to have what he wanted RIGHT NOW! (2 Samuel 12; 1 Corinthians 4:5) Who will you trust with your destiny today? Will it be your script or the Lord's? Will it be God's timing or yours? 5 Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass. 6 He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, And your justice as the noonday. 7 Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass. (Psalm 37:3-5 New King James Version)
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Nothing will get us in trouble faster than a wacko thought that leads to an even worse choice. Even when the Lord gives us a clear vision and we start to step it out we can still get off track, can still overthink it and lean to our own understanding. Ever felt like that book or film or play you felt inspired to write, that ministry you were inspired to roll out, that business you just knew was a God idea was barely getting off the ground, was a disaster in the marketplace, was failing miserably??????? Don't you dare lose hope or throw in the towel. Here's the cure from Proverbs 16:3 in the Amplified Bible. 3 Roll your works upon the Lord [commit and trust them wholly to Him; He will cause your thoughts to become agreeable to His will, and so shall your plans be established and succeed. So all of us planners that want our plans to succeed take note. 1) We have to make sure our work is fully, wholly committed to Him. Whole commitment requires 100% responsibility, 100% obligation, 100% duty, 100% faithfulness to executing the plan God's way. It's a tall order but He didn't promise that it would be easy. He promised to be with us. That commitment will help us especially when a wrong motive sneaks in. You get to a certain point in the plan and suddenly you start to think thoughts like "This will show them; just wait until Sister Murray and her sidekick Angela see me." Before long you are driven by showing them and lose sight of the path God had you on. Check yourself, repent and purpose to do better.