Posts Tagged ‘Acting on God’s Word’

Moving Forward

October 10, 2015
Another week has flown by.  So many details to take care of.  Another Doctor’s appointment, talking with my pharmacist representative and setting up appointments for next week.  One of my Doctor’s put me back on Gabapentin.  I was on it before for the neuropathy pain in my feet and legs.  It did not help but they want me to try it again.  She felt I wasn’t taking enough of it.  So I start out with 300mg this week and if it is not working, I double the dose the next week.  She believes it will help me to sleep better as well.  I haven’t been sleeping much since Mom passed.

The last week of Mom’s life, I would lay on the bed near her.  I didn’t want her to pass while I was asleep, so I would wake up every little bit and turn over and see if she was still breathing.  I slept with a small light on.  Sometimes, I couldn’t see her chest move up and down so I would sit up until I could see her chest move.  I prayed that God would not let her pass while I was asleep.  I still find myself waking up and looking to see if she is still breathing.

In my prayer time, Monday, a scripture was brought to my remembrance.  Romans 8:28  “And we know that ALL things work together for good to them who love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.”

I started researching this scripture and asked myself what was meant by “the called?”  In Romans 1:7 the word says that we are called to be “holy people”.  In this present age, how many people feel like they are suppose to be holy?  You certainly can’t find too many on TV that have been called to be holy.   On my FB page, there are lots of people who don’t even bother to filter their language.  I don’t usually let it bother me.  I just hide the remark and keep scrolling.  TV channels are the same.  Keep clicking til something comes on (usually old) that I can watch.  I guess I am not too concerned with what other people are doing.  I’m more concerned about what I am doing??

In 1 Peter 1:13-16, Peter writes to believers, “Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance, but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; because it is written, ‘You shall be holy, for I am holy.'” Peter is quoting from Leviticus 11:44 and Leviticus 19:2.

This seems like a tall order.   Be holy in all your behavior.  Surely Peter didn’t mean that for today, yet I think he did.

Romans 11:29 says that “His call is irrevocable.”  The dictionary says that the word irrevocable means,  “not able to be changed, reversed, or recovered; final.”  In simple terms, once you have been called then it is final.   There is no going back.

These thoughts brought me peace and have come back to me this week over and over.  There was a statement in my journal this week.

“Each sunrise is a reminder that Jesus Christ brings us out of darkness and fills our lives with Hs glorious light.”  I looked this up on the internet to see where this came from.  I found many scriptures which indicated that Christ is the light.   In this I am most confident.

I pray you have a wonderful weekend.

Living life in the Word of God

July 30, 2010

When I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior,  I knew something wonderful had taken place and that I was not the same person that  I was before – I was forgiven. I had become, as the Bible said, a new creature in Christ Jesus. And I found out that I had become an heir of God and a joint heir with Jesus Christ! This simply meant that I was no longer alone or on my own but I belonged to a calling to live my life as a believer in Jesus as my savior.  I became a child of God.

Realize that there is  redemptive work of the cross, in the shedding of  Blood the Lord Jesus Christ, paid the price for the forgiving of sin as well as the healing of our whole being, spirit, soul and body.

This act of Jesus going to the cross and shedding His Blood was an enacting of a covenant with God the Father in His own Blood.   What does that mean for you and for me?  In simply means that Jesus is saying to those who are born-again: “all that I am and all that I have is given unto you.” Wow! That is powerful isn’t it?

What was Jesus saying? I have come to give you my best of who I am and what I have, and My will is that you would experience it in your life every day of every hour.  And he left us his Words to help us in this endeavor.

Real success in life comes from knowing and acting upon the Word of God.   Joshua 1:8 says:

“This Book of the Law [the Word of God] shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.”

I don’t think that this means that you will not be faced with crisis but when they come there will be a way through all these circumstances that confront you.  What are you confronted with this morning.  You may be facing a crisis now or know a friend or family member who is facing the  loss of  a job, financial turmoil, health issues, death, and on and on.

It is so important to spend our lives as Joshua indicated.  Keep God’s Word ever before your eyes and on your tongue.  I can’t tell you the times I fall down in this area.  It is so easy to become despondant or worried or just negative.  Life throws pitfalls at you.  I have been recently reminded of when my Father was dying of cancer.  I did not handle it very well.  Instead of confronting the pain and face what was happening I pushed it out of my life and basically handled it by pushing it away.  That was my way of dealing with it.  How many of us do the same thing when confronted with the challenges life throws at us.

Making the choice that you will be a “Word” person might label you an extremist but there are worse things to be labeled.  You can just decide if things in your life don’t line up with the word then you are commited to believing what God says.  Our God always performs His Word.  You can count on that.

Our enimies are fear, doubt and unbelief.  Remember that your words are powerful and ““Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”
Proverbs 18:21

Here are a few scriptures that help me to know God’s will for my life  and for you too.

“I can do all things through Jesus Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13)

“God has not given me a spirit of fear, but one of power, love and a sound mind.” (2 Timothy1:7)

“God has dealt to each one [every person] a measure of faith.” (Romans 12:3)

“The Lord is the strength of My life” (Psalm 27:1) and “The people that know their God shall be strong and carry out great exploits.” (Daniel 11:32)

“Greater is He that is within me than he that is in the world.” (1 John 4:4)

“God always causes me to triumph in Jesus Christ.” (2 Corinthians 2:14)

“Christ Jesus has become for me wisdom from God.” (1 Corinthians 1:30) and “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” (James 1:5)

“With His stripes I am healed.” (Isaiah 53:5) and Jesus “Himself took my infirmities and bore my sickness.” (Matthew 8:17)

“Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” (2 Corinthians 3:17) and “My body is the temple of the Holy Spirit.” (1 Corinthians 6:19)

I am “Casting all my cares upon Him who cares for me.” (1 Peter 5:7)

“There is now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus.” (Romans 8:1) I am in Christ, so therefore I am free from condemnation!

“I am with you always, even till the end of the age [forever].” (Matthew 28:20) and “I will never leave you, nor forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5)

“Christ has redeemed me from the curse of the Law, being made a curse for me: that the blessings of Abraham might come upon the gentiles [that’s me] through Jesus Christ: That we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.” (Galatians 3:13-14

“I have learned in whatever state (circumstances) I am, to be content.” (Philippians 4:11)

“He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” (2 Corinthians 5:21)

“God is not the author of confusion, but of peace.” (1 Corinthians 14:33) and “We have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.” (1 Corinthians 2:12)

“If God be for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31)

“The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.” (Romans 8:2)

“When you lie down, you will not be afraid; Yes, you will lie down and your sleep will be sweet. Do not be afraid of sudden terror, Nor of trouble from the wicked when it comes; For the LORD will be your confidence, And will keep your foot from being caught.” (Proverbs 3:24-26)

“In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” (Romans 8:37)

“You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.” (Isaiah 26:3)

“As it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit.” (1 Cor 2:9-10)

Jesus said, “In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” (John 16:3)

Be Blessed and Be a Blessing.

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