The wickedness of this world has nothing on our God. Strengthen yourself by standing on his Word. He is for you.
“He maketh wars to cease into the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.” Psalm 46:9
Elijah sat holed up in the cave ready to give up. He had dedicated his life to God only to have seemingly everyone turn away.
“But what about the faithful seven thousand?” replied God to Elijah’s cries.
Elijah, being encouraged by this fact left the cave, ready to once again work for God.
How about you?
Have you recently found yourself with your head bowed, tears streaming down your face, completely distraught, tired and weary?
Have you had this type of a conversation with God: “What could have I done differently to show them you? They’ve turned away! It’s just me. I’m alone. And it seems as if the devil himself would like nothing more than to destroy me.”
Let me remind you that God is faithful. Count the people around you that are living a righteous life. And be encouraged by the faithful servants, no matter how small the number may be.
Rise up renewed, revived and ready to proclaim Jesus to a lost and dying world.
Just please, don’t give up. Don’t stay hidden in a cave. Get out there and keep preaching Jesus. Keep studying the word. Keep walking the straight and narrow pathway. The Word you are living won’t return void. It will accomplish a purpose. Somebody is being affected. And they are worth it all.
Originally posted July 22, 2014
People brought children to Jesus. The disciples wouldn’t have any of it. They were attempting to block the path to Christ.
Jesus corrected their actions. He told them that they were wrong to keep the children from him.
The disciples were faced with a choice: how would they handle correction from the Lord? Would they continue to block the children or would they allow them to come to Jesus?
The disciples chose to step aside as Jesus embraced the children. They accepted his words of correction instead of trying to rebel against Jesus.
We decide how we will respond to correction from the Lord. Remember he does it for your benefit. Choose to abide by his ways instead of going against him.
Scripture taken from: Mark 10:13-16
Nehemiah had prayed God’s blessing upon the wall around Jerusalem. Then the wall was completed because in addition to the prayer “the people had a mind to work”.
Some answers to prayers are dependent on the ones who prayed them. Don’t count yourself out as part of the plan.
Scripture based on Nehemiah 4:4-7