MAKING ROOM FOR GOD, “WORTH CONSIDERING” 9/28/20 From Ken<><
Today’s Scripture (Across my desk this morning from a church in Texas.)
He fills my life with good things. My youth is renewed like the eagle’s! (Psalm 103:5, NLT)
Be Filled with Good Things
The reason some people aren’t young and strong in their spirit and vibrant and passionate about life is that there’s no room for God to fill them with good things. All the space is taken up with negatives. Worry will make you weak. Living stressed out will make you old and take your passion. Being bitter, angry, and resentful will shorten your life. Is God trying to fill you with joy, confidence, and creativity, but there’s no room? If you empty out the negative, God will have room to fill your life with good things. Instead of hanging on to bitterness after someone does you wrong, say, “God, I forgive them. I let it go.” You didn’t just forgive; you made room for God to give you beauty for ashes. When you empty out worry, you’ll have peace in the midst of the storm. Empty out discouragement, and He’ll fill you with joy. He’ll fill you with good things.
A Prayer For Today
“Father, thank You for the promise that You fill my life with good things. I choose to empty out the worry so You can fill me with peace, to empty out the discouragement so You can fill me with joy. I believe that You will keep me young and strong in spirit. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
At 88, the plumbing does not work so good any more so after I got back to my sleeping chair my mind went ballistic with everything that I needed to do today, but it was 4 AM. It was such a blessing to give it all to our Lord and fall peacefully back to sleep. But back in the saddle again this morning touching base with you. And some days are like renewed youth even at 88. But the key of today is, do you really have room for the LORD to be the LORD in your life. There are many of us that are so full of themselves that there is no room for the Holy Spirit to help at all.
So it is important each evening and each morning to have a clean sweep down of personal objectives. You need to allow the Holy Spirit time to help organize your day and your night in the peace of Christ Jesus. In the news today we see Pence our V.P. on the front lines with a bunch of Christians in prayer. And Trump supporting Prayer to Christ Jesus as Lord and Savior. Many will immediately call foul and rip Trump to shreds as a hypocrite. Personally, I hope he is catching on as needing to have God’s help in changing himself and changing our Country back to the level of Godly faith that it began with. And we all need to realize that for the Holy Spirit to fill us, our cup must also be empty of self. If Jesus is to become our LORD and the center of our lives then we will need to take time to find out what HE has created us to do for HIM and HIS Kingdom. That we are not our own, we have been purchased from sin and death by the precious sufferings of our LORD. I was thinking about Mel Gibson and the film “The Passion” yesterday and that I personally can not watch that film but perhaps once a year, if then. And yet the film was not even close to what Jesus went through to redeem us from the clutches of sin, sickness and death.
So Paul considered himself to be a bond slave of Christ Jesus. A slave that was given freedom but decided to rather remain as a slave of his master as being a much better way of life than outside. So today concerns making room for God’s Blessings by doing some house cleaning. It use to be that after a hard winter there would be spring house cleaning where even the carpets were hung on the clothes line and beaten to get the dirt out from the winter. And every thing from floor to ceiling was cleaned for the new life of spring. You would be wise to take inventory and see what you can toss by the Grace of God and with help of the Holy Spirit of negative attitudes. Like Jesus tells us to love our enemies and do them good. Paul tells us to pray for those in authority and to be in humility about them as they are there for our best interest. Perhaps they are what we deserve and not what we want but that is in the hands of God. Hopefully Amy will get confirmed and this nation’s court will have another look at abortion. Perhaps God will allow this nation to completely drain the Swamp. Worth our time to pray about, for sure as we all have many small children growing up in our families. I have three great great, grandchildren now and over 35 great grandchildren that I would like to have a better chance at life than spending 12 years in schools teaching immorality, atheism and socialism. We have allowed this nation to become very decadent, stuff fixated and basically sinful. We can repent or for sure we will be judged. And repentance is an individual and very personal thing. It is a decision to go for the light rather than be dragged along into the darkness of eternity. The choice is now ours because of Jesus.
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