When we allow our inner nature to choose, it always heads toward trouble…which leads to wickedness…which leads to emptiness…emptiness of body, mind, and spirit. Anytime we let our flesh choose which idol to worship…it’s never the Lord.
Take a moment today to proclaim your appreciation to the Lord. Exalt and glorify the miraculous things He has done in your life. Give honor and praise to the Lord for all the things He has taken you out of. Praise the name of the Lord, for He is good…and His goodness will never fail.”
When the Lord does something wonderful in your life… don’t keep it to yourself…share it with others. Our faith will be built up from hearing about it, and your faith will be built up even more each time you share. We all need to be testifying about God’s goodness and creative activity in our lives.
Do you know how much God loves you? He loves you so much, that He has stamped His name on your heart… and you are now His forever and ever. No person or thing can ever take you away from Him. That Holy stamp is indelible, unchangeable, and eternal.
We should all be asking for these…Divine knowledge, moral insight, and Holy inspiration. Praying daily, we should be desiring not only of more awareness of the Lord, but to have divine understanding and discernment of that newly illuminated perception of Him.
Listening doesn’t go just one way. When God speaks, we need to be listening…hearing His voice, and understanding clearly His message for us…and then heeding it. We can’t choose to keep ignoring His promptings, and then assume He’ll be there when we get ourselves in trouble.
There is only one all-powerful King…one Mightiest Warrior. The Lord God is His name. Acknowledge His holiness…stand in awe of His power…for there is no other like Him. The Lord requires all honor and reverence before Him, for He is our God.
We are no longer slaves to sin…we have put to death the flesh with all its lusts and cravings through our faith and trust in Jesus. Our corrupt nature has been nailed to the Cross… once, for all…and we’re set free.
The difference between a prophet and a false prophet is where their word come from. If it’s based on selfish wants and desires…that’s a false prophet. But if the person is attentively listening to the prompting of the Holy Spirit…inspired and motivated only by His voice…that is true prophecy.
I see it everyday…dear elderly saints of the faith, out and about working for the Lord. Still having passion and purpose in their lives, they untiringly reach out to help others. But I also sadly see the opposite…bitter old people, alone and resentful, complaining that the Lord has left them. The problem is not God, He hasn’t gone anywhere. The problem is their self-absorbed, sullenness…refusing to take their eyes off themselves to look at others.