28/05/2010 § 2 Comments
This week I’ve been meditating a lot on the importance of the Word in our lives and how it is ABSOLUTELY VITAL to the life of a believer. I have not always been a devourer of the Word, many years have gone by where the dust collects more than cracks in the leather or binding. I’m guilty. I repent. I’m changing my direction and RUNNING to the Word. I thank the Lord for this deep rooted conviction.
While there’s ‘nothing new under the sun’, it seems to me the voices of heresy and blasphemy in the church are shouting louder and louder and the average believer is being tossed to and fro by every wave of ‘doctrine’. I have friends swallowing these falsehoods hook, line and sinker, and not only that, they have become ones who are ‘violently’ opposing wisdom and correction from their brothers and sisters in the Lord. This is so grievous to me, I can only imagine how it affects the heart of the Father.
The only way we can spot a wolf among the flock is if we know what we’re looking for. The only way to know what we are looking for is if we study what the true Shepherd looks and sounds like. Even the FBI studies real currency and knows its every detail in order to tell the real bill from a fake. How much more important is it then, brothers and sisters, that we study the real Shepherd in intimate detail so we can tell when there is a wolf in sheep’s clothing among us?
“Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again. No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father.”
Learning the Voice of My Shepherd,
21/05/2010 § 2 Comments
There are so many voices that try to woo us. So many philosophies that try to sway us. So many lifestyles that call to us, beckon us to come to them.
They always seem to have an answer. They always seem to know just how to reason. They always seem to know just what we want to get our way with, at just the right time.
Yet, there is only One voice, one philosophy and one lifestyle we must always be able to hear, understand and live by. The voice of the Father, whispering to us. The gentle nudging of His Spirit, guiding us. The still small voice, calling us to the higher way.
The ONLY way we can have discernment, the only way we can know what to believe, the only way we can know that we know that we know how to rightly live, is by plunging, headlong, into the Word of God.
Taste of it. Eat of it. Feast upon it. Drink of it. Wash in it. Meditate upon it. Sustain yourself with it. Nourish yourself with it. Renew your mind in it. Guide your way with it. Light your path with it. Learn from it. Teach from it. Admonish from it. Exhort from it. Emulate it. Seek it. Run after it. Lay hold of it. Embrace it. Fight for it. Die for it.
“…in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so…” ~Acts 17
Trying to Listen, Understand and Live by the Word,
14/05/2010 § 1 Comment
You shall not tempt the LORD your God as you tempted Him in Massah. You shall diligently keep the commandments of the LORD your God, His testimonies, and His statutes which He has commanded you. And you shall do what is right and good in the sight of the LORD, that it may be well with you, and that you may go in and possess the good land of which the LORD swore to your fathers, to cast out all your enemies from before you, as the LORD has spoken.
Learning, Teaching and Remembering,
11/05/2010 § Leave a comment
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Blessings to you and yours,
09/05/2010 § 5 Comments
Jesus! what a Friend for sinners!
Jesus! Lover of my soul;
Friends may fail me, foes assail me,
He, my Savior, makes me whole.
Hallelujah! what a Friend!
Saving, helping, keeping, loving,
He is with me to the end.
Jesus! what a Strength in weakness!
Let me hide myself in Him.
Tempted, tried, and sometimes failing,
He, my Strength, my victory wins.
Jesus! what a Help in sorrow!
While the billows o’er me roll,
Even when my heart is breaking,
He, my Comfort, helps my soul.
Jesus! what a Guide and Keeper!
While the tempest still is high,
Storms about me, night o’ertakes me,
He, my Pilot, hears my cry.
Jesus! I do now receive Him,
More than all in Him I find.
He hath granted me forgiveness,
I am His, and He is mine.
Oh my sweet and precious Jesus, know my heart is solely Thine. Maker, Healer, Redeemer of mine, may I ever cling to Thy pierced hands and wounded side. May I seek Thee in the early hours and in the evening time. Mighty fortress, Tower of refuge, Shelter in the time of storms, may I run to Thee and hide myself, let it not be the exception but the norm.
“And he said, “Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.” From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. Then said Jesus unto the twelve, “Will ye also go away?” Then Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.”
07/05/2010 § 4 Comments
Getting used to my wings,