July 31, 2019
But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. John 1:12-13 ESV
2 Samuel 17
Hearing God’s voice is NEVER based on what seems right in someone’s mind! Messing with the plan of God is not wise! Sometimes it seems God’s plans have been thwarted but not so at all.
Babylon did just as the Lord stated through the prophet.
8 “And to this people you shall say: ‘Thus says the Lord: Behold, I set before you the way of life and the way of death.
2 Peter 1
This I pray for my OHA’s:
2 May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
The qualities I need to practice to keep from falling are: supplement my “faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, 6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, 7 and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love”.
Reminders are great and I surely need them!
…20 knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation. 21 For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
Meditate & Apply: God’s Word is guaranteed and what He says comes to pass. I am reminded of II Chronicles 7:14: “if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land”. My God always helps those who repent with true remorse from their evil and live rightly as He designed us to do. I am forever grateful that I ask God for the answers and He shows me! Reading the Word daily and studying as He leads me to the subjects keep the reminders in front of me.
Amen! I was so encouraged by the word - reading and then hearing. Faith arises! Amen!
Yes, reminders are crucial for me. Bring the good stuff back to the top of the thoughts. Help me Lord discern your voice in all situations. Thank You Lord your voice leads to peace.