I delight to do thy will, O my God: Yea, thy law is within my heart.
Psalm 40:8 KJV
Hello brothers and sisters, how are you this fine day? I am so very glad the Father has seen you through another day and back to me and my wondering thoughts. I pray the peace of the Almighty has rested in your heart and mind and that He has wrapped you in His love. I ask that He keep each of our minds in the days to come. May we keep our hearts and minds stayed on the Lord and nowhere else.
Now there was leaning on Jesus’ bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.
John 13:23 KJV
As often happens, we talk openly about a topic and Satan will find a way to use that very thing against you in the coming days. There is an old saying that goes like this; When we talk about it we are bound to fail. I never paid much attention to that until I became a follower of Jesus. I had a sister tell me to watch my words and at the time I felt she meant in my own home. Ultimately, I did need to watch my words when I was at home but this is also true in my prayer life as well. It seems that if I pray out loud… I will be tested in that area.
I think this is why when we end up telling others about the changes we are going to make in our lives or whatever we are thinking about, something will come up to test our resolve. I used to fear this but not so much anymore. No I don’t want my life in chaos or anything but as James said;
knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
James 1:3 KJV
I have no idea who is responsible for this testing. Some say that the Lord allows the test to come and others say Satan is the one that does it. I think honestly it is both. God never tempts us with evil;
Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: James 1:13 KJV
Okay, we are not tempted by the Lord but He does not stop them from happening. I think about Job all the time when I lose something or someone. Yes, the pain is still there but God is the Master and Author of my story. Only he knows what trials and tribulations will shape this disciple into the image of His Son. I don’t even think Satan knows the outcome of our testing.
I enjoy writing short stories and what not. While I am writing and thinking about the people or creatures who will inhabit a particular tale, a lot of things are taken into consideration. I want a story that will grip the hearts of my readers, full of heart warming experiences and fearful battles fought both on the inside of my characters and in their lives. I want a story filled with adventure, danger and love. Where the individuals in my tale are nothing special on their own but the heart is big and the cause noble. I want my reader to bond to the people in my stories and to be gripped by the great cause that is being fought for.
looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Hebrews 12:2 KJV
I think this is what is happening with the Lord. He wrote the book but it is more like one of those books from back in the day where you could change the story line depending on what choices you made in the book. These were before video games and have probably played a role in the development of them… probably. But I digress… Ultimately we decide the end results. In regards to serving Him or not. Still I know there are those out there that struggle with this.
God is God. Just as I am the author of my stories. They are mine to do with as I please. If I want to delete a character I don’t ask how that character feels about it. I don’t ask if they want to go through the trials that they end up going through. In the writing of a story, there is a lot of thinking time. The paths that my little creations could take are endless but when it is all said and done, a choice must be made and a life lived and read about in the future by others. There are many differences between my world and the one the Father made but hopefully I made my point well enough.
Yes we choose in this life but God is still God and He is a good one. Satan is in charge of this world and we can look around and see the direction he wishes humans to go. All the way to trans-humanism. It is abundantly clear with a little research, that the powers that be do not care about the majority. Anyone that thinks they do, has been blinded by the god of this world. I would rather live a single 120 years in the kingdom of the Father than to be stuck under the rule of this world.
He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: His truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; Nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; Nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; But it shall not come nigh thee.
Psalm 91:4-7 KJV
A Hard Saying
For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
Romans 8:5 KJV
Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
James 4:8 KJV
I was thinking, perhaps it is not the sin we struggle with but the love of the sin?
I think about my children when I tell them they cannot have something. They pout about going to bed, about eating veggies, about brushing their hair, changing their clothes, the list is endless. They don’t want to do it because it was not in their plans of things to do that day. The reasons change moment to moment as to why they do not want to listen but the reason is still the same. They don’t want to because they don’t want to.
We are the same or at least I am. I fight or pout about having to do something or let go of something. I have no idea what I am doing down here without the guidance of the Father and nor do I want to do this alone. Been there done that. However, I still find myself fighting against what the Father would have me do versus what I want. Truly the flesh fights against the spirit and the vice versa. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. Galatians 5:17 KJV
Until next I write by beloved brothers and sisters, I thank the Lord Jesus who watches over you and keeps you for His faithful protection. I love you all through the power of Jesus and I truly hope you have a blessed rest of the day. Feel free to like and comment below as I would love to know how you are all doing in the days we find ourselves in. As always, stay peculiar!
“When we talk about it, we are bound to fail.” I never thought about that before. So be ready to be tested when we declare we are doing some new goal. Wow, enlightening. I will be more aware next time.
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Yes ma’am! I have the same struggles. We are all still just little “vipers in diapers” running around trying to do it ” our way “. I’am grateful God knows our hearts and has some much needed patients with us. Great post per usual, Thank You!
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