Always and All-Ways
In today's message I received just the word 'always' and this word is really worth giving a thought to. By this word the Lord wants us to look at 2 things in our life. One is the routes or decisions that we take in life and the other is the foundation of the direction of our life.
We human are made in the image of God but not understanding that we lost the wholeness of this image when sin came into us we still think we are all-capable, making ourselves as miniature gods. Even if we do not think we have solutions for everything or we are able to overcome all our problems without God, we still have at the back of our heads the notion that we handle some of our problems by ourselves until they become big and start to crush us.
The Lord wants us to realize if all our decisions in life are with the knowledge of Him. Are our options based on chance or with the knowledge that God is alive and in control? We normally set ourselves ready for the worst while call ourselves people of faith but in fact behaving like faithless people, assuming that God may have an oversight of that particular event in our lives, that God doses for a while or His Hand being short to handle our problem. Then we faithless people make the statement 'it may be the will of God'.
The other important fact we need to realize is, are the foundation of our options based on the principles of the Kingdom of God? It is because we do not base our decisions on the principles of God we land up having multiple options and find ourselves on roller-coaster rides in our lives.
God is all knowing and full of wisdom when we are in tune with His ways and filled with the knowledge of the Kingdom of God then our ways will be very clear and just one. Our ways will not be having short term results only and ending in disasters but our ways will always end with excellence even if in the short term they may go over rough roads.
We who believe in Jesus Christ have the Holy Spirit available to us. So those who have received the Holy Spirit should always in all ways involve Him as part of our decisions. When we do that then we find we will not have many ways but will be moving in one direction with a clear mind. We may be walking against the ways of the world but yet we will always land in success. We will not waver or be burdened during our journey, for He will always be with us. Nothing is impossible for Him and nothing is hidden from Him.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, when we came to know You we who were in the darkness came into light. We are now children of light but yet many a times we stray into darkness all because we do not involve You on a daily basis in our lives. We think we should not worry You with our small problems and wait till they become big and come to You on our knees. We do not walk with the values of your Kingdom therefore land in confusion and frustration. Lord, when we are in You, You become our mind and our every though is yours. Our ways then are not our ways but your ways. Lord, we pray that we always are in You aware that You are in charge of us and You are the lamp unto or feet and light unto our path...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scripturesr ]
10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
13 Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:
14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:
15 Their feet are swift to shed blood:
16 Destruction and misery are in their ways:
17 And the way of peace have they not known:
18 There is no fear of God before their eyes.
5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
2 Corinthians 2:14
14 Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.
12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.
14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
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