Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy;
Joy in the journey of life comes when you’re walking with Jesus.
I know that several of you have heard me teach on this topic. This is just a friendly reminder, whether you’re a Ruth or a Joshua: break away, keep the vision, be faithful to follow and step out of your comfort zone.
I’m praying for you.
The king traveled into battle. He was surrounded by his strongest men. He was riding upon the most elite chariot. He didn’t fear his enemy. He didn’t fear his future. He trusted that he would be fine. He thought that because he had the best protection available he had nothing to fear.
And then he was killed. The enemy surpassed all of the security and destroyed him.
The king had misplaced his hope and trust. He had put stock in the things he could come up with, not The Lord.
God is the deliverer of the soul. He is the one who saves His people. He watches each step.
Be careful of what you put your trust in. Jesus is the only true security available in this world.
God guided His people out of Egypt with a cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night…two different methods but the same message.
Because of the circumstances it was necessary for God to show himself differently even though His presence was always there…
Maybe you’re going through something and you’re wondering where God went. He hasn’t gone anywhere. He is still there guiding you, He might have just changed the way He is showing it.
As you face The Lord in judgment I’m sure that you want Him to be merciful…to remember the good and forget the bad.
If this is your desire, why not extend that same type of love, forgiveness and mercy here on earth?
The Word says that Jesus will forgive us if we forgive others.
Give grace like you want to receive it.
“Tomorrow I’ll start studying my bible.”
“Next week I’m going to start going to Sunday School.”
“Tomorrow I’m going to set aside time for me and Jesus.”
Are you trading in the joys of today in hope of having a tomorrow?
Live each day waiting on God…following His direction…drawing closer to Him.
Don’t fall in the trap of “I’ll do it tomorrow…” Tomorrow may never come.
Nehemiah looked upon the ruins of Jerusalem.
He thought back on how The Lord had put a burden on his heart for his home country, Jerusalem. He thought about how the king he was working for had graciously provided time off, men and horses, and even timber for him to accomplish his plan. He was able to look back and see God’s hand in all of it.
Then Nehemiah told the men that was with him all about it. He told them about God giving him a burden…about God preparing the heart of the king…about God providing for his endeavor.
He told them what God had done for him.
After hearing Nehemiah’s testimony the men were inspired to work. They said “let us rise up and build”.
The Israelites rebuilt the city walls.
Your testimony can be a powerful form of encouragement. Give God the glory. Tell others what He has done for you. Trust Jesus to use it to draw others to Him.