Monthly Archives: April 2009

Everyday Activity

Psalm 91:6-7 “Come, let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before the LORD our maker, for he is our God. We are the people he watches over, the sheep under his care. Oh, that you would listen to his voice today!”

Before  we move from the bed in the morning, we can bow our hearts before our God and worship him. Before we take food, we can bow our hearts and worship him. Before we get in the car or board a bus or walk on a busy path, we can bow our hearts before him and worship him. Before we smile at the fussed lady in line at the grocery store, we can bow our hearts and worship him. Before we call a friend or enemy to complain about some injustice, we can bow our hearts and worship him.

Do you see, beloved in Christ, that every footstep and every spoken word and even every thought is under the care of our great Shepherd.  We do not ever need to take a wrong step or speak a wrong word.  We are fully protected.

Let us always listen for the voice of the Holy Spirit and go with what he says, for he speaks truth. As we practice listening, his voice will come closer and closer to the surface of our thoughts, until we hear him first . . .

A blessed relief to have worship and obedience the normal daily walk with God.

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Harvest of Righteousness

Galations 6:9 – And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

Sometimes we can’t see the harvest.  We struggle and falter and wait and pray and seek God and work hard and willingly at what we know to do, and all the while, we are wondering if there will ever be a harvest we can see and feel. The life that we live by faith in Christ doesn’t make sense because the rewards all seem to be posted in heaven and where is the encouragement for here on earth?

The key to living in the Kingdom of God while walking among plain men is to seek and do what pleases God. There is a built in lie in man that we can’t please God and that to get ahead, we have to please men. Once this lie is broken, we can recognize the power of God in us. We can do all things according to the righteousness of Christ Jesus. Then we see a continuous harvest.

Here is a simple prayer to help you find the truth:

Father, I ask you to renew my mind to understand what your Spirit is saying to me today. I want to please God and yet walk fearlessly among men. Show me your way, for my desire is to walk in it. In Jesus’ Name. Thank you.

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Is Jesus Your King?

When you are walking through trouble, is Jesus your King?

Do you run to the Throne Room to seek an audience with Him? Lay yourself on the altar where He is worshiped there and expect only that which He bestows? No hidden hopes or agenda, and no withholding from Him a secret anger that He is going to fail you?

What about the times when you are glad and restored and happy and full of zest? Do you still seek the King? Is Jesus the one who gave you your joy or do you take credit for your own achievement?

Lord, I just saw you, extending your sceptor to everyone who reads this. You are smiling . . . you know exactly where we are and what we’re thinking. That is such a relief! I am touching the knob of your sceptor now, and you are drawing me into yourself. We are all here! Thank you, Jesus.

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