WORD OF GOD, “WORTH CONSIDERING” 7/24/19, (On my desk this morning.)
Jesus answered, “It is written…”(Matthew 4:4, NIV)
Find Where It’s Written
Anytime you are facing adversity or trials, the first line of defense needs to be in your mind. If you allow fear to come in and take root in your thinking, it becomes a stronghold that affects every part of you. But when thoughts of fear come, you don’t have to “sign for the package,” so to speak. Instead of activating fear by meditating on it, believing it and speaking it, you can turn things around and activate faith. How do you activate faith? Hebrews tells us that the Word of God is living and active, sharper than a double-edged sword, and able to divide soul and spirit. When the enemy tried to tempt Jesus, He gave us the example of how to respond. He said, “It is written!” Instead of going through the day worried, thinking about how it’s not going to work out, start meditating on what God says. Activate faith by speaking the Word of God. Let it sink down inside of you and transform your being. Always remember, His Word is alive, His Word is truth, His Word is your weapon. So take hold of His promises and find where it is written!
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You for Your Word which lights my path and transforms my life. I choose today to turn my thoughts toward You. I choose today to meditate on Your Word and Your promises so that I can be empowered to live in the victory You have prepared for me in Jesus’ name. Amen.”
It has always amazed me that Jesus actually used the words of Moses to back lucifer off on the “Mount of Temptation.” And then even lucifer started misquoting scripture back to HIM, Matt.4:1-11. So the Word of God, can not be broken as Apostle John teaches in John 10:34-38, (Psalms. 82:6)
So if the scriptures can not be broken and The Creator wants to make us like HIM, what is stopping HIM? “US” We set our heels in the sand and say when we see it we will believe it, and all the while GOD is trying to teach us is that if we will really believe it, we will then see it. We want to bounce off our our past, God says NO!, we do it anyway. We micro manage our future tomorrows, God says, NO! and we try to do it anyway. HIS WORD carefully tells us. “But ye the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you, Matt 6:11.” And we tend to totally ignore this “WORD OF GOD” that can not be broken…???? In fact we are really not too sure of what “HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS” IS REALLY ALL ABOUT ???? Jesus taught: He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. John 14:21. (Sanctification is a time process and not automatic.)
Been to Church much of my life and don’t ever remember being taught on the JESUS COMMANDMENTS.” In fact some have even felt negative about teaching on that? BBBut! ??? HE IS LORD…! Just might be time well spent to consider doing just that and making yourself up a daily report card to see how you are doing each day? I know that Jesus included 9 of the BIG TEN of Moses but the list is much longer than that. How about the one, loving your enemies or the one of doing good to those who dispitefully (wrongly) use you to name just a couple more? And oh yes, how about the Extra Mile, rather than shaving time at work by being just a little late and leaving a bit early? Wonder where Jesus is? Probably waiting for you way up ahead. (A little help attached today.)
So read the WORD OF GOD as “THE WORD OF GOD” and not as a possibility. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the WORD of GOD…. So we need to get the wax out of our ears and start seeking GOD’s TRUTH directly from the WORD of GOD and not from 2nd or 3rd +++ hand sources about the WORD of GOD. We need to keep the baby of God’s Holy Truth but throw out the bath water.
Yours, in HIS great LOVE and wonderful grace and mercy, Ken<><
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