After reading a brother’s post about Bible Study, I decided to put together a Top 10 Bible Study suggestion list.
The Lord is good. The only visitor tonight at the shelter’s bible study was a 12yr old boy. He walked in and wasn’t sure he wanted to stay. He said “I want to come in, but I don’t…” and I said, “Ya, I know.. that’s the Spirit vs Flesh.” He sat down, praise God.
The words that come out of the mouths of young children are so edifying. This was so cool. He sits down and says “I’m not a Christian.”
I always say something like this to friends while I keep involving myself in a struggle with God: “Ya, I’m struggling with this, but God is working with me on it. We are working it out.”
The other day, this all changed. A Pastor said: “What exactly is it that you’re working out with God? He has already worked it out.” After dwelling on this, something serious was revealed –
I received a question on the post from yesterday (God helps those that help themselves) and I would like to share the question and my response. If the Lord speaks to you on this matter, by all means, please jump in –
2 Timothy 4:3-4 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
In my humble opinion, the phrase ‘God helps those that help themselves‘ is a lie from man. For me, it is no different than these other phrases that are used to tickle the ears of the flesh: God hates sin but loves the sinner, God just wants me to be happy, God created it, so it must be good, I’m not hurting anyone so it is ok, etc.
I blogged a little while ago on a post called: Who is God? It’s a quick read if you have a moment. The context is about not leaning on our own understanding of God, but to lean on who God says He is. There is a lot of deception out there by man and even our own thoughts and reasoning can deceive ourselves. We should be very thoughtful, wise, and watchful so that we do not allow our understanding of God to trump His Truth. We should examine everything and place every thought into captivity.
In this post, I’m going to discuss why ‘God helps those that help themselves’ is a deception –
I’m going through the fire right now and will reveal our blessed Helper and Savior Jesus Christ pulling me out of this pit as it happens. Oh the mind games and emotions..
At this very moment, emotions are overcoming me. Emotions of sadness, confusion, a sinking feeling inside, worry, anxiousness, etc. I’m near tears. Alone. My thoughts are spiraling out of control. Emotions are taking over and they are feeding more thoughts. Snowballing is in motion…
2 minutes ago, I was typing a blog titled: “I need prayer.” Then the first sentence came out, “I need help, I am sinking.” As I typed those words, the Sword of the Spirit came to mind – “Life and death are in the power of the tongue.” I said it, so I have it. What do I believe?? Then He said: “Remember!!!”, and I started to remember the things of our Teacher that He taught me about these mind games and emotions. WHAM! Eyes opened. Hello Satan. I’m under attack. To the Word I go –
A great version of this song – We are One in the Spirit. Enjoy: