Daily Walk with the Holy Spirit

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

He shines His light on & in times of confusion.

"If I say surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day; the darkness and the light are both alike to Thee." Psalm 139:11-12

What kind of God do you believe in?

Do you believe that God knows what is going to happen to you before it ever happens?

Do you think that God does things to you on purpose?

When the darkness closes in do you think that God is mystified about the location or condition of your whereabouts?

Do you lose your vision of God when darkness closes in on you?

Does that darkness bring fear?

Have you ever known a fear that churns, and tears right into your gut?

Unfamiliar things, surroundings can cast strange shadows upon your life.

A new adventure, or phase of life can often look more black than light.

Darkness or light, night or day it is all the same to God.

God sees no better in one condition than in the other.

God sees it all. Everywhere, all the time.

"If I say, surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. Yea, the darkness hideth not from Thee; but the night shineth as the day; the darkness and the light are both alike to Thee." Psalm 139:11-12

David is not speaking of literal light here.

David is talking about the hardships and difficulty of life.

In this passage David is using the metaphor of darkness to show us how his heart recoils in anxiety and fear.

I'm sure that at one time or another something has happened and the plans that you've made went sour.

Something has crumbled right through your hands that you had been counting on.

Life happens and things don't go our way as we had planned.

Did your hopes and dreams go down the drain too.

When these times come we almost always ask....

Why God?

How could you have allowed this to happen?

Maybe you even go farther and ask yourself if you even really knew Him.

We really need to know in whom we trust.

Do you know Him as the One, whom the night shines like day?

"The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God, thy glory." Isaiah 60:19

God delights in taking the worst that the enemy can throw our way, and transforming it though His grace for His glory and for our benefit.

What more of a reason could we want?

This is a God to worship.

Do you believe in the living God?

To God, the night is as day.

This God who breathed the stars into existence.

"By the Word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the hosts of them by the breath of His mouth." Psalm 33:6

"By His Spirit He hath garnished the heavens;" Job 26:13a

If then this is your God, no matter where you go, no matter where life's road takes you, no matter how dark the skies seem to get...You, My friend, will always be at the very center of His love and concern.

"For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect towards Him." 2 Chronicles 16:9

Friday, July 03, 2009

America where are your roots

This is s reprint, but is worth reading again.

Monday, July 03, 2006

America - Where are your roots?
America - Land of the free - Home of the brave!
America- Where we were grounded and founded on God's Word.
America - What has happened to your values?
Has the values that we have grown up on gone out with the dish water?
America where all come to live because of the freedoms that we have.
America was attacked on 9/11 because we have gotten away from God.
America needs to turn from her wicked ways and turn back to God!
America - God will heal our land when we turn back to Him.
"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14
America - God is calling you back.
America we must pray together.
America even in the midst of our confusion we can find hope.
Prayer can change things.
The question is how bad do you want things changed?
America we must take a stand for that which is ours.
Our country was founded on God - but today we have gotten so far away from God it is no laughing matter any more.
Children are not allowed to say the pledge.
People are afraid of stepping on another religion's toes.
America is in fear, and fear is not of God!
People are married to the same sex- God intended it to be Adam and Eve; not Adam and Steve.
You can not even let your children play in the front yard, or play with the neighborhood kids as we did without worry.
Road rage on the rise.
Sex, drug and violence on the rise.
All one hears in the news is bad things, there is never anything good.
America what has happened to your values?
What happened to the family that prays together?
What happened to praying for those in charge?
We have gotten to busy with other priorities and God is the last priority.
God should be our first priority.
As we put God first, He will change our circumstance.
We need God more than ever before.
It is not time to play games anymore, but to get serious.
We are on the way to self destruction if we do not turn back to the One whom created us.
We need to praise and give Him the glory.
God has set us a part uniquely, as everyone wants the freedom that we have.
If we do not turn back to God who is to say that we will stay free?
I know that as I write what is on my heart today, that it might offend someone, I take that chance. If this offends you, maybe then you need to check your spirit to see if you are right with God. I know in whom I believe and where He has brought me from. I can but look at the anniversary of our great nation tomorrow and say thank you God for allowing me to be apart.
Each one of us are here right now as that is what God has ordained for our life. We are here in the now to take care of what He has for us to take care.
Our whole lives were planned before the foundation of the earth. "According as He hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love." Ephesians 1:4
Prayer can change things, we must not get weary in well doing.
God is love!
God is all things.
We are and we created to worship Him.
We must put our trust in Him.
"I will love thee, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliver; my God, my strength in whom will I trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. I will call upon the name if the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies." Psalm 18:1-3
Everything that we have and are comes from God.
Why not give honor to whom honor is due?
Do you love Him?
He loves You!
America - Won't you come back to God?
America - We need God!
posted by Gail @ 8:31 AM