Walking with the Lord – After praying and seeking out the Lord, here is a follow-up to a recent post – Choosing Freedom over Slavery. I covet your prayers, encouragement and any insight.
Over the past day or so, I have received guidance related to walking with the Lord. The Lord is showing me that I’m not always walking with Him. I’m hearing (He’s always speaking), but I’m not always doing. Lord: “Pick up your mat and walk” – No walking. Lord: “Go wash your eyes in the pool and see” – No walking. Lord: “Go show your healing of leprosy to the priest” – No walking. “Don’t go there” – I keep walking. Choosing to hear the Lord but no action. Thank you Helper for teaching me. Here’s a few related verses –
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 –
This morning, I woke up and was thinking about this statement. Does God hate sin? Yes, we all know this and agree with it. It is an abomination to the Lord. He cannot face sin. When we get into the “..but loves the sinner” part, we have to be very careful of how it is used.
This comment is, in my opinion, used too loosely nowadays. It is not found any where in the bible, but many believers use the phrase. We have to look at the motive and our personal thoughts behind the reason why this phrase is used. If it’s used in the correct context and explained as it is used, then praise God! If it is used as a justifying statement, something should be reconsidered. Let me explain further –
The Lord revealed more to me today on this topic and I felt compelled to share what He has given. This is a follow-up to this post: Weapons of Satan – Pride Part 1.
Just as the Lord allowed Job to be attacked, He allows us to be attacked. The sin itself, as well as the temptation, is not of the Lord. The trials and tribulations we experience are blessed experiences for our growth. The Lord allows Satan to work on us, for our well being and growth. Read more…
Jesus, please seek me and stop my words if any glorification of the flesh is upon me. I pray that you and you alone are glorified through my writing. Thank you Father. You are the Living God and your Word is the Living Word. To you be all the Glory, thank you Jesus, our Heart of Hearts and our Mind of Minds. I love you too. Read more…
Originally posted on 3/03/09 –
At Church, the praise and worship team, in the nearly 1.5yrs I’ve been going, have never used our hymn books. We have used them in other occasions, but we have never used them Sunday mornings because the band sings other songs. This past Sunday, their last song, they asked us to pull out our hymn books to hymn #465: Rock of Ages.
Monday night, bible study group, in Flint… We sing hymns before we start our studies. We pull up #465: Rock of Ages. Here’s the lyrics – Read more…
I find it awesome how God corrects me w/ His gentleness. It’s like a spank on the butt. Many times throughout the week, things will happen such as dropping something, knocking over a glass, stubbing the toe, a bump on the head, etc. When these things happen, I evaluate what I was thinking at the time, and it has always been something I shouldn’t have been thinking.
A week or so ago, I was wheeling the garbage out to the end of the driveway. My thoughts were going down a path that they should not have been going. Read more…