Good morning all-
PRAISE AND HONOR TO OUR KING! I woke up this morning with that thought in my head. Why? I think because I talked to my friend Michelle yesterday and she went on a lone journey with just her and her Bible over the last several weeks and the result, healing of the mind and spirit. What a wonderful thing to have happen!
I have walked with Michelle for almost 2 years on a journey that was long and hard. I have heard her cry and I have heard rage. I have listened for hours and I have prayed as many. I have asked God for rainbows when she couldn't see and I have prayed for faithfulness. I have watched a very spiritual women torn apart, stretched and re-stretched. Her joy was lost and Satan had stolen everything she held dear. She thought God didn't love her, believed He wasn't near but never, ever quit seeking. The devil used everyone to attack her but God helped a few be faithful and He put a man in her life that stood in the gap. Praise to our Lord!
I think we have all walked down the road when we believed we had to earn God's love and acceptance. We do with people so we must with God. I don't think any of us truly understand what grace means. Grace is not about being good, acting right or doing good works, it's about a Father who sent His son to die for you and me. Sometimes in this journey our prayers won't be answered, at least not the way we want them to be. More than likely they don't align with His will. We can't possibly know the plans He has for us but He does and He knows exactly how to get us from point A to Z.
How do we get there? We go to Him. Satan can't tangle the word when read. He can mess with our thoughts and He definitely can mess with people but the word is God breathed. It is our weapon against the dark and it's our only resource to fight. Our Father is not a fool. That's why we have everything we need in the Bible to fight spiritually. And if you think you know everything, think again. Every time I read Scripture I see something else. When I told Michelle she needed to quit listening to broadcasts and get in her Bible with God, she listened. So far, she has read all four gospels and God has revealed, grace, hope, joy and a renewed spirit. That's something to shout about.
This world is full of things to be negative and angry about. We can complain over and over again about small things that go wrong. It's amazing to me that we have so much and yet we are so unsatisfied with what we have. There are children in countries that don't have enough food to eat for one day that know the love of God so much better than me. I'm humbled when I think about it. I have all the food, water and housing I need. I have money to buy things and to help people. I have more than they could ever imagine and yet, like most, I still want more.
We must really look upon our circumstances and find God through Scripture. People can distort the Bible. All you have to do is watch a television program or read a work that is truly fiction but people are taking it for it's word. The only true word is the Bible. The stories have been placed with significance. Healing did happen, people were saved and a town watched as an innocent man was hung on a cross. A lamb was slain so that you and I could know the hand of God without fear of the law. Our God isn't just mighty, He's just and full of love for a people that don't deserve Him.
If you know someone that is struggling with God's love, encourage them to read their Bible or find a book or blog that has Scripture written on it. God inspires those that are faithful. I pray He is inspiring you today. May our Lord bless and keep you today and as always may He reveal Himself mightily.
Psalm 30:5 NKJV:
For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.
My prayer today:
O, Lord, how glorious and mighty are thee! I sing from the rooftops a song of thanksgiving for You are a mighty King. You send Your words of power and majesty to the earth with just a breath. You give us strength when we are lost and You stay near when we are sad. You give us angels here on earth to pray for us to be our partners. You fill us with hope and gladness for the new day. You sing to us when we're asleep and promise that tomorrow will be better. You fill us with a sense of wonder. For You know the length of the trial and the journey ahead. You know all facets of our walk and we must come before You, trusting in You for all our needs. I am humbled by Your majesty and am honored to be Your daughter. Please come to women everywhere that need a Savior. Lift up those that are struggling with hurt and pain. Give them a powerful sense of who You are. I pray that You will encourage Your warriors to be bold in the days ahead, to lean on You and not their own understanding and when the dark falls hold onto Your faithfulness in a fallen world. There are those that can't see You but I pray today for them and ask that Your Spirit would open their eyes and You would be revealed! You are the power behind my life and I am so thankful for Your love. Thank You for saving my friend and from bringing her from the pit of despair to the pinnacle of the cross. You are mighty! In Jesus name, AMEN