Drawing near to God 2
Drawing near to God 2
In my heart and my soul
Lord I give You control
Consume me from the inside out
Lord let justice and praise
Become my embrace
To love you from the inside out
Let us not lose focus, let us keep our whole self, body mind and soul focussed on God, if our eyes are in the pit, lets lift them up to the heavens, let us not keep records of wrongs, that only serve to cause you pain and hinder you, in your walk with God.
Remember that though you may be stood in the middle of a battle, that all seems like it is crumbling apart around you, that the battle belongs to the Lord, you have, do and will overcome, that in your weakness He is your strength.
Let us not focus on the badness in life, the devil, hate, darkness, things that bind us, pride, sadness, chaos.
Let us not be impatient, be unkind, be heavy hearted, rash...
Let us keep our focus on God, Jesus, Goodness, Love, Light, Freedom, Fruits...
But mostly we have conviction and faith, that love never fails, even if it takes perseverance with something, or it is taking longer than you would hope to sort out, love never fails, it conquers all...
Be patient, wait on the Lord.....perseverance has its own rewards:
James 1 ... 12Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
Gods Word stands, it is your standard, your encouragement, your teaching...
2 Timothy 3 ..16All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
So lets look at some scripture...
Psalm37 ...7 Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when men succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.
8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;
do not fret—it leads only to evil.
Psalm5...11But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.
Acts 20 ... finishing the race with joy
John14....27Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
2Peter1...3His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.
4Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
Psalm 36...5 Your love, O LORD, reaches to the heavens,
your faithfulness to the skies.
6 Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains,
your justice like the great deep.
Matthew 11...Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
Do not let fear steal your peace, do not let troubles of this world take away your peace.
When someone does an act of kindness on you, what effect does that have on your heart, it is edifying to the soul, it can help give people hope, a hope that God gave you, we are to be as Christ like as possible, look to the examples of kindness in Jesus life on earth.
Faithfulness that through anything you may endure in life, that your faith stays firm, steadfast in God, as He is steadfast for you that whatever temptation or trial may come your way, you stand firm in your faith, that He will not let you fall beneath the waves...
Through Jesus' faithfulness to the will of God, for the children of God, He suffered and was crucified, His faithfulness bought you your freedom in Christ.
Learn from Him, be humble, you will find rest, instead of getting angry with someone, be gentle again it will soften hearts including your own, it helps keep your focus, when you get angry, your mind is not focussed on peace, it doesn't rationale that well...
Jesus thank You for being obedient to the will of the Father, for dying for us all, that You have bought our freedom.
As Easter comes upon us, let us see that we are set free, that we live in Your resurrection, and that no burning arrows will ever reach us, nothing separates us from Your Love...
Your Love that conquers all, You came to all, to save as many as possible, thank You for reaching out to all, those that are despised by fellow man, are loved by You.
Jesus You are the Truth......and we shall know the Truth and the Truth shall set us free...
Let us live in The Miracle of the Moment...
Go in Peace, Peace that God gives....John14...27Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.