Be open to all of what the Word says God can do.
There was a Korean sleep study that demonstrated human hearts synchronize when couples slept in the same bed.
David wrote in Ps. 63:5-6 that he experienced the same sense of satisfaction meditating on God while on his bed at night as he did after eating a great meal.
Who is with you while you sleep? Jesus. You can sync your stressed out heart with His calm-soothing one.
I friend suggested I do an experiment. While sitting in my rocking chair, after spending time confessing my sin, hurts, and disappointments, I simply shut my mouth and close my Bible.
Do you know how hard it is not to say, do or think about anything? Yet, Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still (aka stop trying to make things happen) and know that I am God.” Seriously, be still. Sit in His presence and experience/know your God.
David also wrote in Ps. 16:11 that he experienced pleasure and joy to its fullest while being in God’s presence. His heart began to beat as God’s.
Get in sync with your God. Go to sleep with His truths on your mind. Isaiah 26:3 reveals that God keeps in perfect peace those whose mind is focused on Him. You are synced.
Get in sync with your God. Quietly sit in His presence and let His peace overcome you. You are synced.
God’s Word is true. But you’ll only really know it’s true when you practice it.
“Sanctify them with truth. Your Word is truth.” – Jesus
Some of us have heard the playground saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” We all know this to be untrue. Words can hurt.
While we can’t stop what others say about or to us, we can stop what we say to ourselves!
And, if we are honest, we can be our own worst enemy, especially when it comes to how we talk to ourselves.
To this point, King David asked the LORD to set guard over his mouth and to watch over the door of his lips.
If we don’t watch the words that spill out the doors of our mouths, we’ll begin to believe and then act on those words, which can lead to bondage and pain.
Jesus even prayed to the Father on our behalf for this very reason. He asked the Father to sanctify or separate us unto the truth that comes from the Word of God that sets and keeps us free.
Watch your words. They can lead to actions – either healthful or harmful. It all depends on where they are coming from.
God is looking for those with whom He can do the impossible – what a pity that we plan on things that we can do by ourselves.” A.W. Tozer
The moment you put your faith in Jesus Christ, the Father gave you a brand new purpose for existing (Ephesians 2:8-10). You had no say or choice as to what that purpose was.
Know this, however, the only way to lead a fulfilling life is to trust the Father’s judgement as to what it is and then love Him through choosing to do it.
Trying to get the Father to bless what you want to do is futile, ineffective and a waste of the little time you have left on this earth.
Decide today to discover and to walk in the purpose He has for you. You will feel alive as you do. Contact me if you want to discover how.
I am an idiot. Or, I am God’s workmanship. Which will it be?
The famous phrase, “A rose is a rose is a rose” simply means that what you are is what you are or your identity.
One of the names God uses to identify Himself to humanity is Savior. He is the Deliverer or the One who makes broken people whole.
You and I are broken in need of a Savior, not just to become children of God, but to be continually changed for the rest of our lives. I mean, who wants to stay busted up, right?
Savior from what? Please don’t go all generic on me and say sin. Yes, that is true. But that doesn’t get you to identify the area of brokenness you need to be delivered from or fixed.
Try saying to your mechanic, “My car is broken. Fix it.” They will look at you with an inquisitive stare, waiting for you to give them additional information to know where to start solving the problem.
Where is the Savior asking to change your life? Be specific. This enables you to hear the specific scriptural truth/medication the Spirit will use to heal your broken life.
And then as you obey that truth by faith (can’t get healed if you don’t take the medication!) in the Spirit’s power you will be set free, healed/made whole or fixed.
What’s in a name? Everything. They are identifiers. What name of God do you need to know and apply to your life today? Let the Spirit do His job of revealing who the real Jesus is!
What names are you calling yourself? Are they truth/medicine to heal or poison to destroy?
Choose biblical truth. Choose to be fixed by the Savior! What’s in a name? Everything.
I am who God is creating me to be. People’s approval is irrelevant.
Children need, no crave, their father’s approval. We want to know that we are okay.
Society is littered with people’s attempts to get this approval, even from fathers who are absent or are incapable of giving it because they never got it themselves.
This is not true of our Heavenly Father. While we were total screw-ups (“enemies”), let alone after coming to faith in Jesus (“reconciled”) our Father saw Jesus and smiled His approval toward us (Romans 5:10).
We already have God’s full acceptance/approval through what Jesus has already done, not what we do for Him. Therefore, why do we spend so much time and energy seeking something we already have?
Slow down. Smile. Jesus loves you. Bank on this truth as you seek to live for Him with each choice you make to love Him.
Be more concerned within carrying out your biblical convictions (what you say you believe) than craving the approval of others.