“My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer” (Psalm 45:1).
It’s God’s will that matters the most in my life, because I know that if I follow his will, every plan that I make to pursue in my life will be fruitful. Sometimes we don’t understand what is in his will or plan for our lives, so at those times, we have to wait. Oh, how I hate to wait, but if I want to see the Lord move mountains, it is necessary for me to get out of his way. He speaks a word, and there is light on any situation. My problem is that, too often, I can’t see the bigger picture; all I see are the mountains that are impossible for me to climb on my own strength.
Even if everyone felt that climbing the mountain was possible, that still doesn’t mean that climbing it will not require work and a fearless tenacity to reach the peak. It may be dark and treacherous up the mountain side, knowing that one slip could send you falling to the bottom. So, we have to do our part if we expect to reach the peak.
In life, we climb mountains, and we struggle to survive; yet, there are times that we are stopped from moving higher. It’s as if you reach the ceiling, and can go no further. It will be painful to keep fighting to go where the path has been blocked. At those times, we must remember to trust that God has a good reason to say, no.
Have you ever thought that some mountains in our path are not meant for us to climb? True, we have the ability to do it; but then, if we attempt to go outside of God’s will, we may be jumping over a barrier that was intended to keep us from going over a cliff. We can’t always see what lies ahead, unless the Lord reveals it to us.
God’s word is forever settled in heaven. A person’s word can be a binding contract, and we trust in a word from a friend.
Words. They can cut you, or they can bind up your wounds; they can encourage you to grow stronger in the Lord, or they can be used as weapons that tear you down. A word from a loved one can be as precious gold, or as the venom of a snake, if it is spoken in anger. Years after a word has been spoken, we often hear it—it plays like an audiotape in our minds.
Why is it that we never get tired of hearing people tell us that we are special? Think about the conversations that you have engaged in during the past week. The words that you spoke in idle talk (even if you’ve forgotten the details of that conversation) are still traveling into space.
Words. I tried to remember just one joyful word for a friend, but I failed to offer the right ones to edify. The latest gossip took priority. What did I say to the one who was scheduled to face a surgeon’s scalpel? Was I too preoccupied to even offer prayer? When the children were crying with bitter tears, did I turn away from the clamor or show compassion? Have I been too caught up with the cares of this life to notice the faceless masses that pass me by daily, who may be lost? I’d like to say that I stop long enough to care about …
Words. They run together and even if they’re well intentioned; they could lose effectiveness if they’re kept inside your mind for too long; released too soon…words may not even be received,at all, the way we expect.
Words. They can move mountains; speak peace over troubled seas; confirm a promise; underline a need; agree in prayer; lift up the brethren; destroy a friendship; drive away a sinner; draw in a new convert; confuse the wavering; complete the hungering soul; lead you to the Truth.
Words. How I long to devour them; to tame the tongue that utters them; to have wisdom to know when to refrain from using them; to lift them up in praise to the one who made them; to offer them up in prayer and thanksgiving to the healer; to ask forgiveness of the one who bought it.
Words. I write them without knowing where they’ll lead me. By faith, I trust they’ll lead me to the Lord; the great I Am; the one who is all-powerful. Words. I can’t imagine not ever hearing the words: I love you, but Jesus spoke them for all eternity at Calvary. We are truly blessed.
“Hear me now therefore, O ye children, and depart not from the words of my mouth” (Proverbs 5:7).
In this week’s Lattereign, is a reminder that at this time of year, it’s important to stay focused on what really matters, staying in God’s will. Follow this link, because its-time-to-be-in-his-presence.