Friday, March 8, 2013

In His Own Time

Psalm 75:2-3

2You say, "I choose the appointed time; it is I who judge uprightly. 3When the earth and the people quake, it is I who hold its pillars firm."

God is one who does everything in His own time. A thousand years to us is like a day to Him. As the NIV Study Bible states, "God does not fail to call the arrogant to account." It may "appear" that evil doing is advancing and it may "appear" that injustice has prevailed. Oh but God! God always brings things back around for His glory to be shown. The quake in this Psalm was about the crumbling that often takes place when evil doers advance but God is the one who still holds things together. Things fall apart just enough for the wrong doing to be exposed and disposed of. When? When God sees fit. When the arrogant believe they are "home free" God shows up. He gives time to repent and make a mends because He is slow to anger. It is not for you and I to pursue the justice, God will do it all on His own and in His own time. 

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Put in the Work

Proverbs 22:13

13The sluggard says, "There is a lion outside!" or, "I will be murdered in the streets!"

King Solomon coined the excuses of the sluggard or those who do not wish to put in the work. The excuses or distractions are often because the sluggard does not wish to rise to the occasion. Yet, they desire to have it all. You can not have the blessings at the table if you are unwilling to walk to the table. Put in the work. Yes, there are legitimate reasons when there really is a problem. But if one is creating a problem to keep from putting in the work then there is another situation. The sluggard wants to be spoon fed like a baby. But God is not interested in us staying babies forever. He desires soldiers and workmen and women to go forth in the earth and be His hands and feet. You can not be hands and feet if you are not willing to move them. But what if you don't want to be His hands and feet you say? That is your choice. But the greatest reward is when one has purpose. Not being His hands and feet will not lead you to your purpose and fulfillment. Put in the work. Putting in the work also means you can reap the harvest at God's appointed time. No matter what the work is, God will honor it as you honor where He has placed you and what He has given charge for you to do. Put in the work.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

One Week

Luke 21:37

37Each day Jesus was teaching at the temple, and each evening he went out to spend the night on the hill called the Mount of Olives,

It was the last week of Jesus' earthly ministry. He did not spend it living it up nor did He spend it in complete solitude. In His last week of life, Jesus was still teaching at the temple. He was still giving of himself though He knew He was about to suffer a horrible death. If you knew you had one week left, what would you be doing? Would it be the selfless type of acts that Jesus displayed? Or would it be "all about you?" At night Jesus spent His time on the hill that looked over the city taking in the earthly view in His current state. Jesus accomplished a great deal within that one week. He came in on the donkey which was His triumphant ride that was also prophesied. He taught in the temple, had the last supper or passover meal with the disciples to prepare them for His departure and then that Friday was crucified for the remission of our sins. All week long  in His last week of earthly life, Jesus displayed love and concern for others. Never doubt the amount of love Jesus has for you. He spent His entire earthly life preparing for that one week.

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Monday, March 4, 2013

Negative Words

Psalm 109:18

18He wore cursing as his garment; it entered into his body like water, into his bones like oil.

David had a lot of slanderers. There were people who never had anything nice to say to David but were always speaking negative about him and wishing him harm. Did you know that is the same as cursing someone? Many don't see it that way but when one is always speaking something bad about you or hoping your endeavors fail, they are hurling curses at you. David asked God not to remain silent and to deal with them. He also mentioned they have no concept or desire to utter a blessing. They wear their negativity and cursing like clothes and it enters their body like water. Those that constantly utter negative words against you and over your life take great pleasure in it. But God does not. Most do not understand but when you are carrying out the plans God has designed for your life and walking in purpose, those curses being hurled at you are the same as cursing God. And who would dare curse God with such boldness? The mouth is a powerful weapon and is connected to one's heart. If anyone constantly hurls negativity at you and over you, pronounce that their words fall to the ground and let it go. Do not harbor anger against them because God deals with them in His own time.

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