Tag Archive | God Moments

II Kings 20:5 ” Go back and tell Hezekiah, the leader of My people, This is what the Lord, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you. On the third day from now you will go up to the Temple of the Lord.”

King Hezekiah became ill to the point of death when Isaiah went and said to him, “Put your house in order, you’re going to die.”  But it then says that Hezekiah prayed and wept before the Lord and the Lord relented.  The human mind would look at this as God yielding, changing His mind, or just being fickle.  But to God, relenting is grounded in compassion not whimsy.  Psalm 106:45 says, “…and out of His great love He relented.”  Though it may appear to us that God was changing His plan… according to His divine perspective…nothing changed.

Galatians 4:9 ” But now that you know God – or rather are known by God…”

To know God is a journey that takes a lifetime…each day drawing nearer and receiving more.  But the true miracle is being known by Him.  For there will come a day when we all must stand before the Lord… either to be recognized and acknowledged or rejected.

Psalm 25: 12 ” Who is the man that fears the Lord?”

The Psalmist says we are to be obsessed by God.  Not by the world…not by other people…not by anything other than the Lord.  We are to be totally dependent and devoted to God and to God only.  Like a tiny child’s awareness so absorbed in his mother,  that even if she’s out of sight, his mind is ever set on her. And if a problem arises, he looks immediately to her for help.

Job 12:12 ” Is not wisdom found among the aged? Does not long life bring understanding? “

Wisdom and the very ability to obtain it is from God.  And the legacy of living a long  life dedicated to the Lord is the very personification of  that Godly  wisdom  itself.

Revelation 21:3-4 ” And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ‘Now the dwelling of God is with men, and He will live with them. They will be His people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.’ “

Our body is the Temple of the living God…with the Holy Spirit  residing within our hearts.  We are a new creation…our old self has fallen away and we can stand before the Father free from the chains and baggage that have hindered us in the past.  The Lord will wipe our tear-stained face and smile lovely into our eyes…and all the past will be gone.

I Timothy 4:7-8 “Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives tales; rather, train yourself to be godly. For godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.”

Paul was spurring Timothy on to develop exemplary habits, thoughts, and behaviors…  And this would also hold true for us today.  For it’s by discipline and instruction that we become the person God wants us to become.  And in the end, we will reap the benefit of blessings in this present life and eternal life to come.

Psalm 95: 1-2 “Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our Salvation. Let us come before Him with thanksgiving and extol Him with music and song.”

We tend to go to the Lord in bad times only…when life is treating us unfairly and we’re filled with sadness.  But the Psalmist is telling us – Go to God when your happy and content…Go to Him when life is good and you feel truly blessed of Him.  For He desires to hear  you during the hard times…but He delights in hearing your praises.