GOD IS FOR US, “WORTH CONSIDERING” (Across my desk this morning.)
“…If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31, NIV)
God Is On Your Side
As a believer in Jesus and a child of His, God is on your side! If you haven’t thought about it yet today, remember, you are created for greatness. There is no obstacle that can stop you. There is no disadvantage that can hold you back. You’re in the palms of God’s hands, and He has equipped and empowered you. Quit telling yourself, “I’ll always struggle in this area. I’ll never lose this weight. I’ll never get out of debt.” Change your perspective. You are not weak, defeated or inferior. You are full of “can do” power. The same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead lives on the inside of you.
God is on your side. Let that sink down into your heart today. Begin to expect His favor. Expect Him to work in your life. Focus on the fact that God has equipped you. He has anointed you. Your best days are still out in front of you! If God is for you, no one can rise against you! As you meditate on this promise, it will become real to you. You will walk in the favor and victory of God!
A Prayer for Today
“Heavenly Father, thank You for being on my side today. Thank You for equipping and empowering me to accomplish everything You’ve called me to. Give me a deeper revelation of Your love for me today so that I can live the abundant life You have prepared for me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen”
This is great, but if you read the whole chapter of Romans 8, Paul teaches that we also have to choose to be on the side of Christ Jesus in all that we do. It is not enough to get a Baptismal Paper from your church or think that you are a good person, so all is well. It is imperative that you truly love Jesus and keep HIS commandments. Our past sins are forgiven by GOD, The Almighty when we make Jesus our LORD and receive HIM as our Savior. That HE took our sins upon Himself as per Isaiah 53 and paid our penalty for us.
Then as a Believer, walking in the Holy Spirit, we can expect Him to guide and protect us. But there are so many voices in this world to try to know which is HIS, which is ours and which is the lying enemy. A person who smokes hears the voice of the enemy clearly with it’s demands in their heart, “I want a cigarette!” When they are desperately trying to quit. The enemy knows that it can shorten a life by about 5 years if it can keep one smoking. So how do we tell when the voice is GOD and when it is not and rebuke it in Jesus name? First of all, GOD never contradicts what HE has given us a Truth through HIS Prophets. So if you know the WORD OF GOD that is an exceptional filter for HIS voice. Also is it really loving to God, Yourself and Others. Is the voice concerned about your eternal destiny and that of others?
The Word of God teaches us that we are on earth for a very short period of testing to give us the opportunity to choose light rather than the darkness we were born into. So does the voice seek to bring us into more darkness or more light? The Creator’s ultimate intention is to help us become like Christ Jesus. But we need to sign on and want to go that way before HE can help us. Our free will must be activated to seek the light and God’s Love and then He will extend Grace and Mercy to help us. He is in the process of creating souls to be in HIS Image and likeness and become a part of HIS eternal family if we are up for it. If not, we will experience the opposite in eternity as per our choice. He will allow us to remain in the darkness that we have chosen as each of us is an eternal soul. He totally honors the free will that we experience in this dimension of time. He will not violate that freewill for it is the part of us that also can learn to LOVE.
So knowing how to hear the GOD voice of the Holy Spirit in our heart is most important. Don’t leave planet earth without knowing it. Abraham is a prime example of getting to really hear the voice of GOD. Heb. 11
Yours, in HIS great LOVE and wonderful grace and mercy, Ken<>< www.Trinity-Aloha.org