Never Forget Who You Are in Christ

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:35, 38-39).

Nothing can separate us from the Love of God. We have this promise that he’d never leave us nor forsake us. I have often heard people say that living for God is too complicated; but they fail to see that it is probably the most clear and concise plan that you will ever need to follow in your lifetime. Unfortunately, many Christians choose to make living for God difficult.

Upon conversion, they think of all of the many pleasures of sin that they must give up in order to follow Christ. No longer will there be any fun, because after all, what in the world can a Christian do for fun?  No alcohol, no drugs, no immorality, no ungodly entertainment,” they say. What they fail to understand is that after a person commits his life fully to the Lord, the things that once brought such great satisfaction (a bold lie of the devil) no longer appeals to them.

When you have been baptized in Jesus’ Name, you put on that name; when you are filled with the Holy Ghost and speak with other tongues (that’s Jesus in you), there is not any room for the pleasures of sin that leave a person vacant and condemned to eternal death. We do have a free will, and while we can do what we want to do, our desires change when we become a new creature in Christ. We have the power to overcome sin and defeat the devil.

Before I repented and was baptized in Jesus Name, my life could be compared to a series of storms. Everything was chaos. I searched for something to bring me peace of mind and heart. Many times I would find myself longing to go back to the way things were when I was a young girl. I went to Sunday School, and I took the time to talk to God. We’d take long walks together through the fields behind my house to a clearing by the creek. Through that clearing, his light would shine on me while I prayed. I remember being so confused with what I was supposed to be doing with my life. Surely there was more to life than what I was experiencing. Somehow, just being able to get to the clearing to pray and spend time in communion with God, made me so much better prepared to handle life.

When I left home, I left it all, running away from my own self, I suppose, but it was only for a season. During those years, life was so complicated and confusing to me. As I struggled to survive day to day, I could never completely forget the clearing and the communion with God—I didn’t know about the Truth; I didn’t know that you could live a decent and moral life and be happy—so I continued to search for a way to fill the void in my life. The Lord never forgot me, and I never felt the peace of the clearing until, the Lord moved heaven and earth so that I could find my way back to him.

I will present my body a living sacrifice, holy acceptable unto God, which is my reasonable service. Life is crystal clear now; the way of the Lord leads to life. It is as simple as this: Jesus loves me and he forgave me. I am truly blessed. Today, he is offering you life and forgiveness. Will you receive it?

No matter what situation you may find yourself in; God is still in control.  In this week’s Lattereign we are reminded to trust in God.

Never Forget Who you are in Christ

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“The Lord is my Light and my Salvation; whom shall I fear?”

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?
Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:35-39).

The events of the past weeks with gas prices rising, hurricane victims struggling to survive with many still in critical danger, fires, violence in the streets, depression, a sinking economy, and so many more problems—through all of these things that we are facing—we must continually give thanks.

It will probably be one of the most difficult things you will ever have to do, but we are commanded to give thanks in everything, both the good and the bad. I realize that it’s easier to talk about than to actually be thankful, but we must climb on top of our struggles and look beyond what we are actually facing. It’s like the torrential rains that fell Friday night on the way back from Kinston, NC. We had driven separately to spend some time with friends. On the way home, it was storming so heavily, we couldn’t see the road, but we had no choice but to keep moving. There was no where safe to pull over, and if we did, there was no guarantee that it would stop raining. I did the only thing I knew to do: pray and keep watching for the car lights.

I couldn’t see the road. Period. I knew the way home, because I had driven it many times before; however, all of my landmarks had disappeared. I could barely see my husband’s car lights ahead of me, but that was it. If it had not been for those car lights, I would not have made it home. When you find that you can’t see your way clear; look for the light to guide you home.

In our walk with God, we sometimes drive blindly ahead into unknown territory. Our future may seem unclear as we look out ahead, but if we’ll just keep trusting the Lord and moving forward in his will to do the things that he has called us to do, we will gain a much clearer vision of his plans for our lives as we keep moving by faith towards the light of his word. The Light will make all things clear and precise. We will know what he has in store for us if we learn to obey and to trust. Without it, we might as well be driving in a severe storm without the lights on, because we will not ever find our place in the grand scheme of things.

It will not matter how long it takes you to arrive at your destination of God’s will for your life; what will matter are the decisions that you made to keep moving forward in his will. His will, not our own thoughts, but ones that are wrought through prayer and fasting. Time, and again, he makes a way for us but we don’t acknowledge the blessing or the provision.

You may not have the best of everything, but you’re blessed. I’m learning every day to be thankful for the plans that do go through; I’m thankful for the times that I am able to work; I’m blessed that I have a home; in the grand picture we have nothing to complain about, at all. We’re consumed with things—more things than we could possibly need. Yet, our prayer lives are empty and meaningless. We may pray, but don’t we sometimes pray out of a sense of obligation, not adoration for the Lord? Hello?

God is Still on the Throne. He is Still in Control of our lives. Satan may try to destroy us, and he’ll succeed if we let him, but the great news is that he doesn’t have power over us! We have power over Satan. We don’t have to listen to his lies anymore. We’re overcomers; we’re going to have the victory in prayer; we’ll be able to stand in the evil day.

Nothing, nothing shall separate us from the love of God. Nothing. You can’t mess up too much that the Lord won’t open his arms and welcome you back into his presence. He longs for us to draw closer to him; he inhabits our praises. We have a choice to make: we can yield ourselves to despair; or we can give ourselves to fasting and prayer. gm

Psalm 91 God is my refuge and my fortress

 

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Never Let Go of God’s Promises

“Then will all your people be righteous and they will possess the land forever. They are the shoot I have planted, the work of my hands, for the display of my splendor. The least of you will become a thousand, the smallest a mighty nation. I am the Lord; in its time I will do this swiftly”NIV (Isaiah 60:21-22).

The Lord isn’t slack concerning his promises, yet at the same time, he is in no rush to fulfill a request until it is the appointed time of harvest. All of the details are carefully planned out for answered prayers, and it is up to us to abide in him, and allow those seedlings to take root where the Lord planted them so that they will produce fruit.

The Lord doesn’t deny our petitions when he delays his answer. Rather, he hears us and knows that when the perfected time arrives, we’ll be ready to receive the answer to our prayers. If he arrived any sooner, we may not give God the glory; any later, we may forget to recognize his hand at work in our situation. Sometimes the steps towards our miracle are not at all the way we anticipated it would be, but we can trust that God has the right time and circumstance for the miracle.

He knows the people that need to hear the Truth. He has set us in this place to be a witness. Before we were even born, he knew the steps that we’d need to take in order to get his will accomplished and the answer delivered, but if we really want to reap our full potential in Christ, we must learn to wait on the Lord, get established in the Word, and seek his face.

Faith opens doors in our lives, and without faith it is impossible to please God. If this is true, then many people struggle to live for God, because they don’t believe that their faith will work. Even people who do believe, buckle under the pressure of daily living, instead of bending their knee in prayer asking God to help them to endure. When life gets real, and you see no easy answers; it’s time to wait on God. It may seem that he has turned a deaf ear to your requests, but there are reasons that may not be evident to you for years to come.

Don’t give up on God! Throughout the Bible, men and women have gotten into trouble when they stepped outside of the protection and authority of the Holy Ghost, to pursue their own way. If it seems that your prayers are never being heard, take heart, Joseph felt the same way for all of the years that he was in Egyptian bondage after being sold into slavery. He may have felt abandoned by God, but he never allowed himself the opportunity to dwell on it. He never let it rob him of his victory. He later understood that God’s plan saved a nation in famine.

“Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience: And patience, experience; and experience, hope:” (Romans 5:1-4).

This week’s Lattereign admonishes us to not give up. Don’t Give up on Your Dreams

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Stay Focused on Your Purpose

“What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).

“Then the people of the land weakened the hands of the people of Judah, and troubled them in building, And hired counselors against them, to frustrate their purpose…” (Ezra 4:4-5).
Every time we set out to do something to further the kingdom it seems that the enemy comes in and tries to stop our efforts just like they did to Judah when they were rebuilding the temple. What will it take for us to continue to move forward?

It certainly wasn’t an ideal situation, because everything had been destroyed when Nebuchadnezzar was allowed to take the Israelites captive and force them to go to Babylon. Then after he saw the writing on the wall and it was interpreted by Daniel, he still had to have pride removed from his heart. He became as an animal for years.
That of course was a long time ago, this was now the “new era” and naturally people had forgotten such extraordinary events. The Israelites made their sojourn back to their homeland which was destroyed: that which belonged to the Lord had been stolen. They had a command from God to rebuild, and a decree to build, permission granted by King Cyrus of Persia, even until the reign of Darius King of Persia.

The problem came about because concerned citizens mistook their tears of joy and shouts of triumph, for a disturbance and they set out to stop the rebuilding. These concerned citizens hired counselors (lawyers), weakened the hands of the people of Judah, and troubled them in building, just to “frustrate their purpose.” Even with the opposition, they knew that God had told them to rebuild the temple. They were finally ordered to cease.
When God gives us a calling, and we are faced with opposition, we need to rethink our thoughts about giving up, quitting, or becoming discouraged.

We can depend on God to be faithful according to His purpose, not ours. So many times we never get much accomplished for God because we’re afraid to fail, so we abstain from obeying God.

What we need to realize is that when we abstain from obeying God, we are failing God and ourselves! Too often we rob our own selves out of the blessing and the strength that comes when we completely surrender to God. We’re not our own. We’re bought with a price; and we’re not planning on sacrificing our homeland, only to receive less than God’s best in return.
(By the way, The Israelites didn’t give up; God always makes a way. Read about it in Ezra 3-6)

We have a choice to either live for God, or not. There is no middle road to follow. The government took out prayer in public schools; however, in this week’s Lattereign, I believe that as long as there are students, there will be prayers made. Follow the link to read more: There will always be prayer in Schools.

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I Will Bless the Lord at all Times

I will bless the Lord at all times, his praise shall continually be in my mouth. That is easy to do when all is going well; however, what about those times when nothing is going right? Can we still quote this scripture with confidence? I know that there have been times, that I almost couldn’t enjoy the good times with ease, because of knowing that at any moment, everything could change to test my faith in God.

With each step of my journey in Christ, I have learned to appreciate the moment in time that I’m currently in, and not worry about those things that can’t be changed from the past, or the unknown future decisions that I must make. When you are always seeking something more, or better, than what you currently have, you miss the whole point of the scriptures where Paul says, “Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content” (Philippians 4:11).

Why would the Lord want us to “be content”? It is so difficult to be thankful for the Lord’s blessings in our lives when we are only focused on what is flawed in our lives. I have roses at home, and they are blooming, again. On a rose bush, you have thorns, also. If I focused on the abundance of thorns, instead of the flowers that bloom, I may see my rose bush in an entirely different light.

It’s better to remember where God brought us from, to be able to see his hand at work in our lives. When I think back to those times where I felt abandoned, or lonely, or unhappy, and like there was some greater purpose in my life that I was missing, it is so easy to find that the Lord’s mercy endureth forever. In 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 we are reminded:

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

Have you offered up a thanksgiving prayer, today? He is worthy of all of our praise and adoration. With everything that is happening in our world, today, we can rest assured that God is still in control. We may even have a twinge of fear, at times, but we can rest assured that the Lord will be a shield for us. In this week’s, Lattereign, we are reminded to let God arise and his enemies be scattered.  He Changes Times and Seasons

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Praise Him in the Sanctuary

Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.

Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.

Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.

Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.

Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.

Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord. (Psalm 150)

Too many times we go through days taking the Lord’s provision for granted, until the day comes that there is a power outage and everything stops. Then, we immediately try to figure out what happened, and before we even find the number to call to report the outage, the power comes back on, and we go back to what we were doing (which I was writing the Lattereign at the time.) It was out no more than 10 minutes, but I was already planning about how I would get the newsletter printed.

I have zero tolerance for being inconvenienced, today; and yet, I still remember when I was growing up; if the power was turned off, we used to pass the time by making shadow puppets on the wall by lantern light. I wasn’t really bothered by it when I was younger, because we always made the best out of tough situations. We had each other and that was all that mattered.

If the washer was not working, mama would put a load of clothes in the bathtub, and fill the tub with water and put in washing powder, and we had the best time, crushing out the dirt. Human agitators, dancing and splashing the clothes until it was time to drain out the soapy water, rinse, and wring out each piece by hand. Then, it was off to the clothes line to hang them up to dry.

I don’t remember ever regretting those times. You see, the Lord was directing my steps even then. He is the one who gave me a desire to write. It took a long time for me to accept the responsibility of writing for ministry.I couldn’t see myself becoming a rich and famous writer who had sold out to the expectations of the world. Instead, I am humbled by the opportunity to share words with a vast audience every week because I’m in the will of God, and he knows the plans that he has for me.

As you read this week’s, Lattereign, think about how we are truly blessed to have been chosen to follow Christ.  Praise Him in the Sanctuary

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Where He Leads Me I Will Follow

I have made up my mind that no matter where God leads me, I am determined to follow. I have walked with him, for decades. For a season, I walked away from God and tried to do it on my own. I failed it miserably. When I came to my senses, one day, I was determined that if the Lord would lead me out of the darkness, I would follow him. I made that promise almost 30 years ago.

It took me a while to get back on the path, but I am so thankful that he forgave me, and opened the door for a new start in my life. There is no desire to turn back, now. I don’t understand why someone would walk away, but now I focus on getting closer to God than I have ever been before.

We know that some people in the world who don’t know Christ appear, at times, to have every aspect of their lives well-controlled. They may have nice clothes, drive only the best vehicles or have money in the bank. When you evaluate their lives by the world’s measure, it looks as though they are successful in the flesh. Spiritually, however, another story is revealed: it’s a story of poverty, destitution, and loneliness.

Outside of Jesus Christ we can’t survive in this world. We need a Savior. Of the few truly wealthy people that I have met, one hundred percent have said that they weren’t happy with their lives. They felt that something essential was missing from their lives and they were puzzled that they couldn’t find it.

These people tried to depend on their wealth to provide a lifestyle that left out God. To be in this state of poverty in spiritual matters has a profound effect on the people around you and in your outlook on life. Further, continued lack of motivation will eventually affect their physical well being. The riches of this world pales in comparison to the riches of God’s glory in our lives.

In Joshua 1, the secret of success is revealed once and for all: “Be strong and of good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land which I sware unto their fathers to give them.
Only be thou strong and very courageous that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.

This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night; that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein; for then, thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed; for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest” (Joshua 1:6-9).

In this week’s Lattereign we read about following Christ. Where He Leads Me I Will Follow

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Put One Foot in Front of the Other to Reach Any Destination

It seems too easy, but it is as simple as putting one foot in front of the other to get to any destination. Many times people have a place to be in life, yet they don’t take that step of faith to begin moving in the direction of their goals. Wishing it to be so will not produce the desired results, only anxiety and defeat at it not coming to pass.

In Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, we find that there is a time for everything:

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

Although we have the time,  it is true, that if we don’t act on our faith by taking that first step, we will never complete the journey. I’ve often heard of people being “frozen with fear,” or “stopped in their tracks,” and I imagine that feeling of not knowing which way to turn is one that we may all have felt at some point in our walk with God.

When we reach  crossroads in our lives, we must decide that no matter what comes our way, that we are going to trust God and move forward, one step at the time.

Are there dangers along the way? Sure, but we have to keep putting one foot in front of the other, in faith.

Didn’t “they” try to do the very thing we’ve been called to do, but “they” failed? Sure, but I can’t look at what others have been called to do; I must keep walking, putting one foot in front of the other.

Aren’t there people who continue to doubt that you can succeed at what the Lord has called you to do? Sure, but they didn’t hear when the Lord called me to trust him; so I’ll just keep walking, and take it one step at the time until the Lord says for me to stop.

When Peter asked to get out of the boat and walk on water to Jesus, he was fine as long as he kept his eyes on the Lord; it wasn’t until he looked to the raging seas that he began to sink. So, we as children of God must set our eyes on things above.

Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.

Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.

Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil. (Proverbs 4: 25-27).

I know that when we do put one foot in front of the other, in faith, we sometimes can feel alone; after all, no one else has been called to walk in the same path as we have been called to walk, so people we talk to, may not completely understand the urgency of staying on the path, because their’s is different. Perhaps, their path doesn’t have the same obstacles as yours. It seems that life is blissful for them, and they can handle all of the curves with ease, unlike your path where every day you face yet another crisis to overcome.

It doesn’t matter; the path you are on is designed with your potential in mind. The Lord knows the plans that he has for you to prosper you and that you may be in good health. He knows what it will take for you to reach your full potential in Christ, and he knows the triggers that could throw you off of his direction.

It is not for us to question why our path seems more difficult to navigate, than someone else’s path; what we need to do is keep walking in faith, putting one foot in front of the other until we reach our destination.

The Lord blessed us with a gift that many take for granted. Read this week’s Lattereign to find out more about  One of God’s Greatest Designs-The Human Mind.

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Angels Bow Before Him, What a Mighty God We Serve!

“Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:” (I Peter 3:8).
“Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to wrath” (James 1:19).

Sometimes I feel that I walk in the shadows and that isn’t a bad thing when the shadows that cover me are from the wings of the Almighty. The Bible tells us about how he is with us like a shadow. It doesn’t matter what time of day or night we need the Lord, because he is always available to us when we call on his name. Miracles occur in our midst on a daily basis and it can be contributed to the commitment and faith of people who are willing to stand in the gap and pray.

Okay. That sounds too easy: standing in the gap and praying. What happens when we don’t feel like our prayers reach heaven? As a matter of fact, what happens if we reach a place when we feel that the Lord is ignoring us? We may find in seasons of our walk with the Lord, that we feel alone to fight this spiritual battle. If things can go wrong, they do, and no matter how much we beg God for relief, we are just plain tired of fighting. This happens when the Lord may be teaching us a lesson that is not meant to harm us, but to make us stronger. In every test, the teacher is silent. It is up to the student to choose the response to take.

Will we sometimes get it wrong? Yes, but even when we do make mistakes, we have an opportunity to retest and get it right. The dilemma occurs when we are in the middle of finding our way. If we are facing a roadblock, we do have options: to stop moving forward, to turn back, or to climb over it and keep trusting God even when we are not sure what is on the other side of the obstacle. It is our choice, yet sometimes we don’t take the time to weight the consequences.

Weighing the consequences requires that you spend time praying for God’s will. I have found that the more time I take to wait on the Lord in prayer, the less stress I feel when trying to decide what path to take. When I release my control over a situation that is difficult to decide, and allow the Lord to work all things for my good, I can have peace to know that no matter what I face, God is in control.

If you are going to be living “in the secret place of the most High”; then, you will abide under his shadow. It won’t be difficult to stay under his protection, but God didn’t save us just for us to sit back and receive his blessings. Being blessed is a part of our worship, true, but this gospel wasn’t meant to end with us. We can’t change our fate: we are all appointed unto man once to die; we must do our best to reach out to those around us.

It’s a sobering thought to realize that we are surrounded by people who cry out for salvation. Who will tell them about Jesus? If we get too involved with our own agendas to listen to their cries, we’ll miss out on the greatest blessing of all: giving the truth. When we understand this concept, we shall not know fear.

Psalm 91

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;

10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.

14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.

16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

Living in the shadows has the benefit of having the Lord always available to lead you through the storm. Trust him and he will give you the desires of your heart. He is sovereign. He is the Almighty.

In this week’s Lattereign, we are reminded that God is in control of our circumstance. If we could only see

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Trust Him and he Will Direct Your Paths

“It is impossible for God to lie. For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love; which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister. And we desire that every one of you shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end: That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises” (Hebrews 6:18; Hebrews 6:10-12).

You may think that nothing is impossible with God. The Bible even tells us that with God, all things are possible. But, that is simply not true. There are some things that even God can’t do.

Before you ban the blog and vow to never read it again, let me explain what God can’t do.

God can’t lie, because if he told a lie, it would come to pass and be the truth.

God can’t forsake us, because he is faithful.

God can’t do “nothing” so, I guess doing nothing is impossible for God. On the other hand, nothing is possible without God.

If you’re sick, believe God for a miracle. God performs miracles; the question is will you trust him enough to let him do it for you? If you doubt his word, you won’t receive the blessing, because Jesus is a gentleman. He never forces himself on us; on the other hand, he never turns down our open invitation either. He is able and willing to meet every need in our life if we’ll only believe. He cannot lie; and he cannot fail. We sometimes get in our own way of the miracle that we so desperately seek. When we think about the past, we bring judgment on ourselves. If we think that we’re unworthy to be healed, are we possibly saying that God can’t forgive or cleanse us from sin?

I don’t pretend to have all of the answers, but I do have a lot of questions that cause me to think that sometimes I don’t get the promise because I don’t believe that God loves me enough to answer my prayers. Too often I relive my past. I know what God redeemed me from, and I was not worthy, so I have a tendency to condemn myself. I forget the price that was paid for my salvation and healing. Jesus has already paid the price.

Are we so lost that even God can’t save us? When I look through God’s eyes of love and forgiveness, I see a different picture. It was God who hung the stars and spoke the worlds into existence—Really now, when we put it into perspective—is there anything too hard for God to do?

We are as a speck in this mighty universe (one of many), and while we have a tendency to not be able to see beyond our own eyes, my prayer, today, is that God would take away the scales from my eyes and let me see my heart the way he sees it—through the Blood of Jesus Christ. His precious blood is pure and holy and all powerful. I am one of his precious jewels; I was chosen to serve him. He holds me in the palm of his hand.

Is there anything too hard for God? He takes care of my needs and desires. He is my beloved, and our relationship is built on trust and faith. Our unconditional love is eternal.

Is there anything too hard for my God?      I think not. Thank him for your healing today, and you will be healed, in Jesus’ Name. It may be a process of time, but as sure as I’m typing this, Jesus is true to his word.

Read this week’s Lattereign to find out more about how you should Trust in the Lord with all Thine Heart.

 

 

 

 

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