Daily Walk with the Holy Spirit

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Do you have trouble holding on?

"I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for my anger is turned away from him." Hosea 14:4

Sin is one of satan's most deceptive lies.

He has most of thinking that when we sin we are only hurting ourselves.

This if far from the truth.

You are not only hurting yourself but those around you.

Why would anyone ever chose to hurt themselves anyway?

Sin's root are like wild weeds.

They grow uncontrollably until not only you are engulfed, but also those others whom you are around.

Sin can and will choke the life out of you, including the believer.

Jonah the prophet of God rebelled against God. Read Jonah 1:1-17

What happened?

Jonah was called to go and preach to Nineveh. Jonah knew that he had a specific job to go do, but did not want to do it.

Jonah decided to run.

Isn't that the way with all of us when God calls us to go and do something?

We run in fear and stubbornness, saying that God is asking too much of us, or thinks that we can do something that we can't.

When we run we generally get into more trouble than we would have if we would have just stayed and faced the music {so to say}.

It is always best to do what we are asked the first time around.

Jonah's disobedience to God lead him to endanger those lives around him.

We have a great responsibility to those around us to obey God's Word because our sin and disobedience can hurt them.

Our obedience is not run by feelings, or reality.

We must do what God's Word says to do!

There is no way that you can ask, seek for more of God if you are running from Him.

Jonah thought that by running he could get away from God.

What's really great is that God is everywhere and that there is nowhere that He isn't!

We must stop going in the opposite direction of God, and start going in the right direction with Him.

So you say you want more of God's love and power?

Are you willing to do what God has asked you to do?

Are you willing to carry out those responsibilities that He gives to you?

If you truly believe than you will do as He says.

"And hereby we do know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He that saith, I know Him, and keepeth not His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth His Word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in Him. He that saith He abideth in Him ought himself also to walk, even as He walked." I John 2:3-6

God is so gracious that He will even use our mistakes to help save someone around us.

You never know who might be watching you.

One of the most painful things that anyone has even done is admitting to a sin, asking for forgiveness.

Your sin is not to great, your predicament never too difficult for God.

When the temptation of sin seems irresistible, then start calling out to God.

Cry out for His mercy, praise Him, for He forgives!

He promises to forgive you of your sin, for He loves you freely.

Your sins have been washed by the blood of Calvary, they are covered and forgotten.

Repentance will keep the way clear in our walk with God.

Have you strayed away?

Have you knowingly chose to disobey?

Are you ready to come back home?

God will take that all that you have done, and cover it in His blood and give you a new clean garment, so that you can walk along side of Him as a son or daughter of God.

Lord, Jesus take my heart and hand as I turn to you and make your will my only choice.

Do you love Him?

Tell Him - Right now!

Tell Him how much you love Him!

"Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Lord.

Lord hear my voice; let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.

If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who will stand?

But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.

I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in His word do I hope.

My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning." Psalm 130:1-6

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