There is only ONE thing needed. Father, I need YOU more.
Putting confidence in an unreliable person in times of trouble is like chewing with a broken tooth or walking on a lame foot.
It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in humans. You are like no other – FAITHFUL in all You do. Your Word is True and Your Love endures forever.
A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways. We cannot want OUR ways as a SPOILED child and expect to receive the very best of God’s. God doesn’t have to bless our mess. Too often we are like Balaam. When we don’t like the answer to our prayer,
we hang around a bit longer, hoping that God might see things from our perspective.
Too often we are like Sarah. When we don’t like to wait so long, we can antsy and come up with our “solution” for God to bless. God doesn’t bless OUR works unless it is the work of FAITH which is believing and trusting in His Word.
Yes, God did bless Israel THROUGH Balaam but God was opposed to Balaam for his disobedience
(God judges the heart and sees our intentions).
Yes, God did bless Ishmael even though it was THROUGH ISAAC that the PROMISED SEED, the SAVIOR the Lord Christ Jesus descended.
Unity and Maturity in the Body of Christ
Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in His holy place? The one who has clean hands and a pure heart,
Who does not trust in an idol or swear by a false god. They will receive blessing from the Lord and vindication from God their Savior.
Such is the GENERATION of those who seek Him, who seek Your face, God of Jacob. Come near to God and He will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
Quite often, we blame ‘the devil’ for frustrating our plans and standing in the way of OUR chosen path. Sometimes, however, our plans are amiss, and God may send a messenger to keep us from following a path that leads to our OWN DESTRUCTION.
When everything seems to block our way and frustration overtakes us, we should ask ourselves, “Is this really the enemy or could it be possible that my way is contrary to the Lord’s?”
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it? Every way of a man is right in his OWN eyes, but the LORD weighs the heart. … A person thinks everything he does is right, but the LORD weighs hearts. Only God has a perfect standard of weights and balances.
God is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of our hearts. The safest, surest prayer is to be ONE with the Will of God for His ways and His thoughts are MUCH HIGHER than ours. Don’t pray hoping that you can persuade God to turn things around to YOUR advantage for your own personal gain but PRAY SEEKING GOD’S WILL which is PERFECT for you and all in your life.
For the Word of God is LIVING and ACTIVE. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it JUDGES the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. This is why men HATE the LIGHT and run from it for they THINK they can HIDE their thoughts and deeds in darkness. Even OUR “good” works apart from God are meaningless and nothing and are FILTHY RAGS.
ONLY IN CHRIST are we to be clothed in RIGHT living.
Examine me, O God, and know my mind.
Test me, and know my thoughts. See whether I am on an evil path.
Then lead me on the everlasting path.
“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father, but through Me.”
Lift up your eyes unto the hills from whence comes your help, your help comes in the NAME of the LORD who made heaven and earth. He sent His WORD to heal and deliver us from destruction. His Word is ALIVE and ACTIVE, His Name is Jesus who is King of Kings and Lord of Lords and is the Author (Pioneer, Origin) of our faith and He is the TERMINATOR, the FINISHER, the PERFECTER of faith. He is Faithful and True and is the EXACT RE-PRESENTATION of the LOVE of GOD THE FATHER to save His lost and wayward. Fix your eyes in faith on Jesus and follow Him for He is the way that leads to life.
Take the higher road, the royal way of God’s love. Seek love – Take the course which leads to gaining it. Trust in God’s unfailing love for His perfect love drives out all fear and covers a multitude of sins. Greater love has no man than this–than to lay down one’s own life for a friend. Jesus calls us His friends IF we do whatever He tells us to do. His family are those who hear AND do what the Father says to do.
Kiss the Son, lest He be angry and you be destroyed in your way, for His wrath can flare up in a moment. <strong>Blessed are all who take refuge in Him.
You are my Son; today I have become your Father. Ask of Me, and
I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.
Your boundary lines mark out pleasant places for me. Indeed, my inheritance is something beautiful. How wonderful it is, how pleasant, for God’s people to live together in harmony! Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love. That is where the Lord has promised His blessing— life that never ends. For God loved the world so much that He gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him may not die but have eternal life.
For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. IN ISAAC IS MY SEED PROMISED. Jesus born of the seed promised of the woman was
manifest to destroy all the work of the devil. Jesus is the lion of the Tribe of Judah (praise!) and Judah is the son of Jacob (Israel, an over comer leaning on God’s everlasting arms of grace!) who is the son of Isaac (joyous laughter!) who is the son of Abraham (God’s faithful friend) who He cut covenant with forever.
DWELL in the land and FEED on His Faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the Lord and He shall give you the desires of your heart.
Father today teach us that man does not live by bread alone (striving for his OWN thoughts and ways and machinations to acquire what he wants) but the RIGHT WAY to live is by Your Word that teaches us Truth and leads us to REAL LIFE as found in Christ.
May I not worry about things that I do not now understand, because I have faith that someday I will have deeper understanding. Amen.
Lord, I put my trust in You to help me press on to a more perfect knowledge of You in Christ Jesus as I walk in Your will and follow Jesus who is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Thank You for giving me Your Word for You cannot lie and Your Holy Spirit who leads and guides me into all truth every step of the way to living right with You, in Jesus’ name Amen.
Commit your works to the Lord and your thoughts will be established.
My feet stand on the Rock of ages for the Earth is the LORD’S and everything in it. The LORD will bless our land with His increase. The Lord will increase me more and more and my children will walk in His ways all the days of their lives and we
will dwell in His house forever.
If you stop trampling on the day of worship and doing as you please on MY HOLY DAY, if you call the day of worship a delight and the LORD’s holy day honorable, if you honor it by not going your OWN way, by not going out when you want and by not talking idly, then you will FIND joy IN the LORD. I will make you ride on the heights of the earth. I will feed you with the inheritance of your ancestor Jacob. The LORD has spoken.
I in them, and You in Me: that they may be made perfect in ONE, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.
I pray for the realization that God has everything I need. I pray that I may know His power is always there for me for nothing can separate me from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection that lifts me up from among the dead even while I am in the body, Amen.
One day in Your courtyards is better than a thousand [anywhere else]. I would rather stand in the entrance to my God’s house than live inside wicked people’s homes. One thing I ask of the LORD,THIS IS WHAT I SEEK: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD ALL the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to SEEK HIM in His temple.
So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge —that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
A Pilgrim Song of David (Psalm 133)
How wonderful, how beautiful, when brothers and sisters get along!
It’s like costly anointing oil
flowing down head and beard,
Flowing down Aaron’s beard,
flowing down the collar of his priestly robes.
It’s like the dew on Mount Hermon
flowing down the slopes of Zion.
Yes, that’s where God commands the blessing,
ordains eternal life.
He makes the whole body fit together and unites it through the support of every joint. As each and every part does its job, He makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love. I pray that you, being rooted and established in God’s love for NOTHING can separate you from the love of God which is IN Christ Jesus and that great love is shed abroad in our hearts by His Holy Spirit as you believe and receive Him by faith. That you may be FILLED to the measure of all the fulness of God as He perfects and builds up His body in His love and that the whole world may know that we are HIS, by His love overflowing in us. Amen.