Daily Walk with the Holy Spirit

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Do we restore or belittle?


"Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself. But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. For every man shall bear his own burden. Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things. Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith." Galatians 6:1-10

Today is unique! It has never occurred today n will never b repeated. At midnight the day will end quietly and suddenly, totally and forever.

What happens during the hours in between?

They are opportunities with eternal possibilities!

They are opportunities to worship the True n Living God, n to share that Love He gave us with someone else.

Do we live each day like it might be our last day here on earth?

Do we enjoy each moment as it could be our last?

Is He our first and most important priority?

Who can measure the lasting impact of the Word of God!

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Are you jealous?


O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-ey'd monster, which doth mock the meat it feeds on.”
― William Shakespeare, Othello

For some reason we have this ingrained attitude that we are entitled to things.

Often times we feel things should come easier and faster to us. Then if things don't happen when we think they should, we inevitably run into someone who already has what we want.

All of a sudden, we feel this surge of ugly, green emotion called jealousy.

Jealousy typically grows out of insecurity, fear, deception, or covetousness.

Personal insecurity can breed a host of jealous strife. Often times, we base our security on the opinion, affirmation, and acceptance of other people.

When we feel rejected or unloved we become dangerously insecure leading us to perceive the strengths of other people as threats to our own well being.


It is so easy to look at other people and wish we had what they have, and so many times it doesn't stop there.
We start berating ourselves for not having what they have. Then we begin to believe negative junk ourselves.

The next thing we know, we've developed insecurities in our relationships.

You can only be jealous of someone who has something you think you ought to have yourself.

Isn't it kind of silly to think that tearing someone else down builds you up?

Stop comparing yourself to other people.

You were created as a very unique and special person, God had a plan for you long before you took your first breath you're special.

What God has in mind for you isn't the same as for someone else.

We don't have to feel bad that we don't have all the qualities, features, money, or anything else that someone else has. Your journey is just that its yours, no one else's!

God has given each of us many wonderful gifts that many other people don't have, That is why we need to stir up that gift within us, n use them for Him. 2 Tim.2:15

Breaking free from jealousy starts with our thoughts.

When we change the way we think, it will change the way we feel and act.

"Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other." Gal. 5:26

"So that, just as it is written, let Him who boast, boast in the Lord." 1 Cor.1:31 Nasb

  To get through insecurity we must turn to God through His Word to tell us once again of His unfailing love and acceptance. Completing this task will take active engagement in the battle through research, reflection, and prayer.

"But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, for he has been good to me." Psalm 13:5-6

"Within your temple, O God, we meditate on your unfailing love." Psalm 48:9

"Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul."  Psalm 143:8

Deception can also play a role in cultivating jealousy in your heart.

You may perceive a threat that in reality does not exist. Your perception of life is distorted due to lies you believe about others and yourself. 

"You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free (John 8:32). Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long."  Psalm 25:4-5

Covetousness is a deep desire to obtain a possession of another person. This leads to aggressive jealousy that is often spoken against in the Bible
"Each one should test his own actions. Then he can take pride in himself, without comparing himself to somebody else, for each one should carry his own load." Galatians 6:4-5

"This is what the Lord says...your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: "I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go. If only you had paid attention to my commands, your peace would have been like a river, your righteousness like the waves of the sea." Isaiah 48:17-18

"Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you."  Isaiah 46:4

"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?" Matthew 6:25

Lew's put into practice Romans 12:1-2
"Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God ...this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is...his good, pleasing and perfect will."

With God's help, you can overcome this destructive emotion.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Obedience....


"Obey My voice, and I will be your God, and you will be My people; and you will walk in the way in which I command you, that it may be well with you." Jeremiah 7:23

We can come to that place where we know His voice n recognize it regardless of all the other stuff that is also trying to compete for our attention.

Do you know the Father's voice?

When the Master speaks are you motivated to follow?

Listening to God is essential, as well as obeying.

How well do we listen to our Pastor?

Are we listening to him or what God is trying to tell us through him?

There is a difference.

Let me put it another way...

Do you anticipate the Father to speak through the Pastor or do you just listen to the Pastor?

We will always receive something from their messages whether insight, direction or inspiration for our life.

What we receive will always be right on time.

We will always hear exactly what is needed, because we are focused on Him, and what He is trying to communicate us.

God is always teaching me something, and He is always demonstrating His love and wisdom through every little detail of my life, even the ones in which I think are petty.

Each day there is an expectancy of what God is going to say, or how He is going to reveal Himself.

Our job is to intentionally apply what He says no matter what we think or feel or are facing.

He wants us to become totally dependent upon His instruction,  and His Word!

That's it in a nutshell.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Life a bed of Roses?


God does not have a bed or roses, or blanket our path.

He does not promise us An easy effortless life.

Even when our life seems outta control, God is working His plan out for our lives.

He "doeth great things and unsearchable; marvelous things without number." Job 5:9

His Word reminds us to be alert and open to God's unusual ways of helping and working on our behalf.

God helps and guides us in unexpected ways sometimes.

Are we paying attention?

Do we fail to recognize God working in our lives?

Do we have rigid expectations?

Are we resistant to change?

Are we being petty about what we going through?

He does promise us strength to get through those tests and trials, and He does promise us that He will go with us all the way, for He will never leave or forsake us.

"The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise Him." Psalm 28:7

 How awesome is that?

How fast we Forget the simple truths.

"He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake." Psalm 23:3

"A man is what He thinks about all day long." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, April 25, 2013


How many of us just get so wrapped up in stuff?

"...,and He said to them If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel's will save it." Mark 8:34-35

Did you know that in Biblical roman time, criminals had to carry their own cross to the place of execution?

Jesus uses the illustration of the Cross to for ultimate submission.

Just as a criminal was signifying submission to rome s power, we are doing the same but we are signifying we are giving Jesus all power in our life.

We are to follow Him moment by precious moment, even when work becomes too difficult or the future outlook becomes bleak.

Can we truly compare our dead dull life to that which we are going to gain in Christ by dying out to self and submitting our all to Him?

I don't thinks so.

Jesus wants us to follow Him, and to stop trying to control our own destiny, and self satisfaction, He wants to direct our lives.

How many of us truly even give Him the opportunity?

How many of us give Him the reigns but when the path gets a lil shaky, take the reigns back?

He wants our submission.

If we are dead to self, then it won't matter what people say or do, cause the Holy Spirit is leading you.

After having done all you can do, just stand on His Word! Ephesians 6:13

Is He our All in all?

Is He Saviour, Sanctifier, Healer, and unchanging friend?

Has He captured your heart?

Do we love Him because what He has done for us?

Do we love Him for what he now means to us?

We should love Him not because of theses things, but because of what He is in Himself!

Pure love is the greatest gift in which the human heart is capable of.

Christ is the most Superior or Supreme object upon which love can and should be spent. In Him are infiniteness of perfect moral excellence and beauty.

He meets our every need and He satisfies indeed!
"For with God nothing is ever impossible and no word from God shall be without power or impossible of fulfillment." Luke 1:37

"Let your character or moral disposition be free from love of money [including greed, avarice, lust, and craving for earthly possessions] and be satisfied with your present [circumstances and with what you have]; for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down ( relax My hold on you)! [ Assuredly not!]" Hebrews 13:5


"For He, has said, I will not leave thee, neither will I forsake thee."  Hebrews 13:5b KJV

Let me tell you this You must trust in God, for He will will take care of You if you do. It is a marriage. If there is no trust You have nothing.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Are we teachable?


"Teach me Thy way O Lord; I will walk in Thy truth: unite my heart to fear Thy name." Psalm 86:11

Do you trust God's Holy Word and use it as an absolutely necessary, essential tool to guide your steps? Or do you go a different route? God's Word is or should be your road map. The Bible is the ultimate guide for life! His wisdom and truth never fails!

When bad news comes, or difficulties arise, how do you deal with them. One thing which can be very helpful is to turn to Scripture. It is remarkable how much guidance, encouragement and comfort can be found in the words of Scripture. Scripture is life-giving. It is alive and active!

"For the Word of God is quick, and poweful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart."  Hebrews 4:12

"The word of God, which is at work in you who believe." 1 Thessalonians 2:13.

"Anything that comes to us from the God of the Word will deepen our love for the Word of God." A.W. Tozer

A pessimist see the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty- which are you?

Thank you, God, that when things get to be too much for me, when I am feeling defeated, I know I  can come to you and you will be our refuge. You will give us shelter and protection. Thank you that you are our strength. I can't deal with this own strength, but You. We have your incomparably great power (Ephesians 1:19) in us. We can be strong in you and in your mighty power (Ephesians 6:10). We can do all things through you who strengthen us (Philippians 4:13). Thank you, Lord, that you are an ever-present help in trouble. You are always there when we need you. You don't always take the trouble away, but you help us in it. You make it possible for us to handle it.!You are with us even in the shadow of death (Psalm 23:4). Therefore we will not fear. We will not fear! Whatever happens, whatever we have to face, we will not fear! You have not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). We will not fear!"

"Teach me. O Lord, the way of Thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end." Psalm 119:33

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Do we trust Him?


I've learned that He calls us to do some things that seem/or are difficult.

All He wants is obedience.

But

Do we truly believe that He is able to help us through each n every circumstance?

If we do, then why do we still question Him?

I believe the Father keep His Word, His promises, so why do we doubt?

Human nature.

Our intimacy with God must be First priority in our life.

It is when lose our view of who He truly is that we will find ourself doubting and wavering.

Our view of God is in direct proportion to what we believe about Him.

Yes, we all have ares of where we must grow in our understanding of Him.

I believe that it is of the utmost important thing in our life that we settle in our heart who we believe God is.

Do we really trust God?

Are we truly confident that He has the ability to help me?

We must know without a shadow of a doubt that we can place all our hope in Him.

He is worthy of our trust, loves us unconditionally and wants to shoe us life at its very best.

Let us honor Him for He is the Great I Am! Exodus 33:13

"I will be who I have always been." God hasn't changed from eternity.