Every day we are called to be a people that walks in integrity. To rise up a standard and to set a standard of righteousness under the authority of God’s Will.
It is not always an ‘easy’ task to move through the messes and cons, to move through the lust and hate filled hearts of some people.
But do so we must.
Just as Moses did-Just as Joshua did - standing at the waters edge, no way to cross, not being able to turn around-no way on our own power or thoughts to get to the other side. We must do as both of them did; and by his faith and trust in God-he spoke prayers and praise unto the Father for absolute help.
God is responsive to the prayer of faith. He Is always ready and willing to make a path through any Red Sea that we face today. Just as He did for them, He Will do for those of us that have any size faith in Him.
To stand against all that tries to undermine and stands opposed His Will for our lives and for His master plans concerning all life, is our charge.He knows who to call on-He knows which ones of us will stand (even alone) against all that is trying to tear down our faith, our trust, and our spiritual growth. And His sheep Hear His voice and rise to the sound of it.
As the environment weakens And shifts to adjust to the changes at hand in order to restore herself, as the government weakens and adjusts to the changes at hand in order to restore itself to strength; as the material stuff that many have put their trust in falls away not able to make it through the fires of God, as peoples faith in their fame, in their status among others- as all of this falls and is burnt in His refiners’ fire, God raises up a standard to be followed.
He has joined together the people that are not governed by mans opinion of them, not governed by arguments over petty things, not governed or worried about the natural order of things—not governed by the falling of what man has built through the heart of greed and selfishness. Not concerned with impressing or pleasing people through emotional and fleshy ways; but an army of His people that will do the great and powerful Work that He has spoken for this day.
We do not sit and ask -what is Your Will God- more than Once. We know that once the question has been asked-then the answer will come. And we will know what His divine Will is for us on this day as soon as we focus on Him and not every issue that may surround us, not on every situation, not on any set of circumstances, But As we move step by step He Will reveal His Will for us.
What is God’s Will so many ask. He has already told us what His Will is for each of us. But I know what people mean when they ask that question. They want evidence, they want a direct set of options, they want to see and know what to do before hand – to know where they are going before He sends. They want to know when is He going to make something happen, when is He going to make them happy, and take away all that troubles them.
That is not the way He works.
There is much work for each of us to do—and when we have done everything that we are humanly capable of doing concerning everything—Continuing on by Faith and Trust in Him, then will we see what His whole plan was from the beginning concerning us.
What I have learned is, Whatever He says to do—we do. In agreement with His Spirit, and using all the gifts of the Spirit and all the tools He has provided us—We Obey! That is His Will.
That we do it all with Joy, with Thanksgiving, and keeping our focus on Him and not the trouble, not the barriers, not the blocked paths, not on the hate filled hearts of people-but on Him and Him alone.
There will be many times when we are standing, facing the Very Edge of our visible path. Now is the time to know that all you need is already in you And He will provide Everything else that you need to keep taking the steps, one at a time for this day, moving, living in His Will for your life.
In times of trickery and treachery, we are to hold onto His hand—His mighty right hand. Yes it is easy to speak these words, and harder to trust in Him-but it Is not impossible. How bad do you want Him completely in your life? Then you will do as He speaks to you. You will allow Him the Freedom to re-organize your thinking, your heart your entire life-the good and the bad into the person He created you to be. For His namesake—not ours.
It is not always going to be smooth—He has to teach us by example.
He uses what troubles us to heal us and teach us to trust in Him totally. Many problems will not ‘go away’ just like that. He will use many of them to shape us into who were created to be in the first place.
Here at the Very Edge of the Visible Path- there will be times that the Lord will challenge our hearts offering His strength to carry us through to a point where integrity is the only valued commodity. Using us to be far-reaching influences and a predictor of what is to come. He is stretching us to be more than we can imagine.
At these times when opposition toward His Will tries to steal the years of work that you have done, when it tries to steal the Peace and Joy that has grown deep roots in your heart and spirit—for such a time as this has He allowed to fall upon many of us—this is the time to trust Him even more than we thought possible, to use our faith pulling from down deep within us--we had no idea was there and to Stand and Hold His Hand knowing that He is showing us the Way He has prepared for our safety and movement to cross as we stand At the Very Edge!
He steps in as our Shield around us—Salvation is what we need—and He always provides – He Becomes what we need.
Psalm 3:1-4; Psalm 18:16-19; Psalm 16:8; Psalm 118:15-16
Draw near to Him little children--His voice calls to those that can hear. And daily we obey. It is our choice to make and keep.
He reminds us that daily contact with Him is vital to our lives and Work. This is the cure for all that ails us. Think of it this way. How do you think your child would feel if you limited daily contact with them to only once a week, or a small amount of time each day?
I know our daughters would be sad, frustrated, confused, and probably will begin to do things by their own thinking which will end up with them making a big mess out of things and possibly getting hurt or death.
We should not do that with our Father-as He would never do that with us. Our daughters come to us all the time to give kisses, give hugs, to say hey whatchdoing? Just to check in with us. And we do the same with them.
It’s about Relationship—not religion.
A lot of people need to face the truth about their lives. But not facing the truth staying in teh sadness, the hurt, the pain is easier to them. It will take work to stop stop romanticizing their lives, stop rationalizing their mistakes and Listen to the Truth. They always say, "I don't want to hear that now, I don't want to talk about that now."
Forgiveness is what needs to be done. Forgiveness is A place start to move into the truth about who they are as God sees them and has made them to be.
God honors all relationships that hold Him in the center of them. He gives us relationships to better us, to better the other people, to be loving and to increase our well being. To honor and glorify Him through our relationships with each other. Amen.
Our heart, soul and our Spirit longs to be with God. We need to have daily contact with Him in order to be at Peace, to be comforted, to have direction and to be supplied all that we need. To know what we need to do for this day.
He does not withhold His love and affection in order to control us. That is something that people do and it is sick, self-serving and mean, and any parent, any spouse, any partner, and any lover that does so is really a sick hearted person. Manipulating what Love really is to serve their self-serving motives.
We don’t like it when people do it to us, nor should we feel good about doing this to others.
Do not withhold your love for Him, from Him—only going to Him to love Him once a week, or a few short times a day or only when things are going wrong in your life will not increase or heal you. It will keep you further from His love. His love never changes or diminishes--we have to learn to trust Him and have faith in Him then will we feel adn know His Love in it's Wholeness and Holiness. Amen.
Think of how often He must say, If only they would sup with me, sit with me, just talk with me, ask me what I think and how I think they should do this and that--I can and will help them, if only they would seek Me and ask Me-I will.
Do you see other people’s happiness as a threat instead of a blessing?
As we stand here at the Very Edge of what is visible to our eyes, He listen for our faithful, faith filled prayer to Him. He speaks to us, are you listening?
God's love cannot be explained --it can only be experienced.
6Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition ([a]definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God.
9My soul yearns for You [O Lord] in the night, yes, my spirit within me seeks You earnestly; for [only] when Your judgments are in the earth will the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God).
~on feet of peace,
ALWAYS SEEKING TO ENCOURAGE!
Resting In His Faithfulness,
One Day At A Time By Faith.