THE WAY, “WORTH CONSIDERING” 6/4/19 (Across my desk this morning from Joel.)
“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.”Psa. 37:23
Right this Way!
The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord! Many people find it difficult to see themselves as “good” in the eyes of God, but did you know that in the original Greek, this word means “strong like a warrior”? In other words, when you stand strong, when you are willing to fight the good fight of faith, you are giving God something to work with. He is ordering your steps. He’s making a way when there seems to be no way. He’s clearing a path for you, and He is delighting in you. That means He is pleased with your attitude of courage. He is pleased that you are taking a stand for what is right. He is pleased that you are putting Him first place and relying completely on Him. Remember, God loves your passion for Him. He loves it when you come boldly to His throne of grace. He is honored when you stand and fight the good fight of faith. If you are facing difficulty today, know that God wants to lift you up and give you His strength. Receive it by faith today. Dig your heels in knowing that He is ordering your steps; and when God is leading you, He’s always leading you in the path of victory!
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You for giving me Your supernatural joy and strength. I choose to stand strong in You no matter what is going on around me. I choose Your ways and thank You for ordering my steps. I bless You and praise You for Your goodness and faithfulness in Jesus’ name. Amen
The Early Church called being a Christian (slave of Christ) the walk in “THE WAY.” It came to mean the walk in the right way as opposed to the walk in the flesh or the wrong way. That Jesus taught that the “WAY” to eternal life with GOD was narrow and difficult to find with many potential detours as in “Pilgrim’s Progress” by John Bunyan, (Should read if you have not. In Early America three books were chained to the pulpit, Foxes Book of Martyrs, The Bible and Pilgrim’s Progress as a must read for new Christians. But books were too expensive for the poor so they would go to church to read.) Anyway if you are now a (real) Christian with Christ Jesus as LORD as well as savior, you are on “The Way.” in your new path or “WAY” into GOD’s light.
So “The Way” was to learn to incorporate the teachings of Christ Jesus in our daily walk in this world as per 1 John 3:17. Jesus taught over and over that unless we became like HIM, ingest HIM, assimilate HIM into our daily lives we would not make it into HIS KINGDOM. That we had to find and keep HIS commandments if we have made HIM LORD. That we can not serve GOD and mammon (flesh) at the same time. That we are called into redemption to be sanctified and cleansed for the use of our Heavenly Father. Which by the way, will also give us the greatest amount of peace and joy. That he that does the will of the Father will abide forever. So as we decide to go for it, go for HIS Truth and Light, then He gives us HIS Holy Spirit and some angels to give us a hand. We can not do it alone, but in HIM we are more than conqurerers, Rom.8. So take your very strong will by the back of the neck and find the “Way” in your New Testament, get on the “Way”and stay there. You will be Oh so glad that you did both in this world and in the world to come. It will be a battle but you will be on the winning side.
It was interesting for me to find out that the name of our little local area in Hawaiian, Kealia, means “The Way”…… Pilgtims Progress is a wonderful story about Pilgrim trying to stay on the “WAY” and great to read to kids for that special time together.
Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy, Ken<>< www.Trinity-Aloha.org
(There is a link “WORTH CONSIDERING” on our home page for all previous “Worth Considering” teachings. also my book, “Keys To The Kingdom” is also available for the basics of gathering a house church.) Still looking for a live in Caretaker.