Daily Walk with the Holy Spirit

Friday, August 28, 2009

Too Busy for God??

This was sent to me from a friend and I wanted to share....

WOW, THIS IS VERY DEEP. PAY ATTENTION TO EVERY WORD.

Satan called a worldwide convention of demons.

In his opening address he said,We can't keep Christians from going to church.

We can't keep them from reading their Bibles and knowing the truth....

We can't even keep them from forming an intimate relationship withTheir SAVIOR.

Once they gain that connection with JESUS, our power over them is Broken.

So let them go to their churches; let them have their covered dish dinners, BUT steal their time, so they don't have time to develop a relationship with JESUS CHRIST.

This is what I want you to do, said the devil...Distract them from gaining hold of their SAVIOR and maintaining that vital connection throughout their day!

How shall we do this? - his demons shouted.

Keep them busy in the non-essentials of life and invent innumerable schemes to occupy their minds, he answered....

Tempt them to spend, spend, spend, and borrow, borrow, borrow.

Persuade the wives to go to work for long hours and the husbands to work 6-7 days each week, 10-12 hours a day, so they can afford their empty lifestyles.

Keep them from spending time with their children.

As their families fragment, soon, their homes will offer no escape from the pressures of work!

Over-stimulate their minds so that they cannot hear that still, small voice.

Entice them to play the radio or I-Pod whenever they drive.

ToKeep the TV, DVDs, CDs and their PCs going constantly in their home and see to it that every store and restaurant in the world plays non-biblical musicConstantly.

This will jam their minds and break that union with CHRIST.

Fill the coffee tables with magazines and newspapers.

Pound their minds with the news 24 hours a day.

Invade their driving moments with billboards.

Flood their mailboxes with junk mail, mail order catalogs, sweepstakes, and every kind of newsletter and promotional offering free products, services and false hopes.

Keep skinny, beautiful models on the magazines and TV so their husbands will believe that outward beauty is what's important, and they'll become dissatisfied with their wives.

Keep the wives too tired to love their husbands at night.

Give them headaches too! ""If they don't give their husbands the love they need, they will begin toLook elsewhere.

This will fragment their families quickly!

Give them Santa Claus to distract them from teaching their children theReal meaning of Christmas.

Give them an Easter bunny so they won't talk about HIS resurrection and power over sin and death.

Even in their recreation, let them be excessive.

Have them return from their recreation exhausted.

Keep them too busy to go out in nature and reflect on God's creation.

Send them to amusement parks, sporting events, plays, concerts, and movies instead.

Keep them busy, busy, busy!

For when they meet for spiritual fellowship, involve them in gossip and small talk so that they leave with troubled consciences.

Crowd their lives with so many good causes they have no time to seek Power from JESUS.

Soon they will be working in their own strength, sacrificing their health and family for the good of the cause.

It will work!

It will work!

It was quite a plan!

The demons went eagerly to their assignments causing Christians everywhere to get busier and more rushed, going here and there.

Having little time for their God or their families.

Having no time to tell others about the power of JESUS to change lives.

I guess the question is, has the devil been successful in his schemes?

You be the judge!

Take a long look at your life.

Does "BUSY" mean: B-eing U-nder S-atan's Y-oke?

Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Word is light....

"The entrance of of Thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple." Psalm 119:130

When we read God's Word it enters our heart, it brings light and understanding with it.

God's Word gives us a new birth or the experience of being a new creation in Him. ie.. Born Again

"Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the Word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever." 1 Peter 1:23


This verse means that we are born again by the power and working of the incorruptible Word of God.

When we attend to His Word, when we incline our ear to hear the Word, when we keep His Word ever before our eyes, when we meditate on His Word, then the Word of God becomes life and health to us.

The healing flows to us through the Word of God.

"Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the Word of God, which liveth and abideth forever." 1 Peter 1:23

The Word of God is liken to a seed.

The seed is the divine incorruptible, eternal Word of God.

When one sows a seedling into the ground, life is resident in that seed.

That life will express itself in a plant that grows forth from that seed or seedling.

The same is true of the Word of God.

Only the seed - The Word of God is sown into our hearts, the hearts of the believer.

Once it is sown into a believers heart, there it grows and brings life to the believer.

This is the great working of the Word of God in every believer.

Every true Christian who has been born again of the incorruptible seed of God's Word has the ability to lead a life of victory over sin.

How?

He or she has within them the seed of the nature of God.

Only the power of the Word of God can liveth and abideth forever.

God's Word bring light and revelation to the believer.

When the Spirit of God has transformed you within, one will show signs of Divine characteristics.

We will no longer be as human life trying to be Godly.

As a believer the supernatural is made natural in him, by the grace of God.

Supernatural is anything that comes from heaven, or that is not man made.

Many of us are afraid of looking at God's standpoint.

We as believer's must emerge farther on, than one has accepted.

For most of us we have gotten far away from that intimate contact with God.

Most of us are still leaning on our own religious understanding.

Most of the time we only come to Jesus the comforter.

We will come to Jesus the sympathizer.

Most if not all will not come to Him as the Almighty.

We deprive Him of His strength, riches, His ministry the very moment that we forget He is the Almighty.

We might have Christian attributes, but there is no abandonment to Jesus Christ.

In other words we withdrawal from Christ.

We need to get in the habit of looking to Him.

Many of us make decisions out of our own knowledge and ask God to bless them.

When we do that we are basically saying we are superior than God.

We have put our sense of duty on the throne.

We are to walk in the light as God is in the light.

"But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us all from sin." 1 John 1:7

We are only a child by regeneration.

We aer only good when we walk in the light.

Are you walking in the light.

Are you walking according to the standards of another person?

We are not to walk in the light of our conscientiousness, but in the light of God.

To walk in the light means that everything that is in darkness, drives one closer into the center of the light.

"Thy Word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against Thee." Psalm 119:11



Saturday, August 08, 2009

A note of encouragement.....

"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." II Timothy 2:15

What better way to get to know God than through His Word.

Ya know recently I was reminded that God's Word is His handbook for life.

We have to decide to apply the scriptures in every situation, and follow the examples and teachings in the Bible (Handbook for life).

For this, I realize it is not easy but life is a daily learning experience and since His mercies are new every morning, it is a new chance each day to improve and get it right.

That is what walking by faith is.

We have a problem today with communication.

God sends us a message through His Word, but when we read it we interpret it from our own perspective.

"For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord." Isaiah 55:8

Our own perspective of things has turned this world topsy turvey.

Every man is doing what is right in their own eyes, whether it is good and pleasing to God, and in most cases don't even care.

When we are left to our own devices we are man most miserable.

We are to read and enjoy His Word.

Just ask God to enlighten His Word to open your eyes so you can see, open your ears so you can understand and open your heart to receive all that He wants to tell you through His word.

When we let God permeate our being, we will gain a deeper understanding of God.

We are all responsible for what we believe.

I just wanted to encourage you to study the scriptures for yourself.

The purpose is to get a deeper, better understanding of the Scriptures.

I too am a student still learning and growing as a child of God.

"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness." II Timothy 3:16

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Thoughts to ponder....

Have you ever found yourself in the middle of a very bad situation, and someone said to you, Well, the only thing left to do is to pray?

How did you react?

Did you think, Oh my goodness, has it come to that?

Are things really that bad?”

Unfortunately, that’s how most people in today’s society feel about spiritual things.

Many people never turn to God until they have absolutely nowhere else to turn.

God is usually their last resort.

So many times, Jesus has to wait until the deepest, darkest hour because that’s when people finally turn to Him.

Some people actually believe that God put them in the hospital just so He could talk to them.

The truth of the matter is many people never look up until they are lying flat on their backs!

God had the answer for them all the time, but it wasn’t until they were forced to lie still and get quiet that they would listen to the voice of God.

God doesn’t knock people down just so He can help them get back up!

"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow or turning.” James 1:17

God does not send sickness and poverty and misery just to teach us something.

He sent Jesus to die on the cross for us because He wanted to set us free from the curse of sin!

Some of us have the wrong idea about God and spiritual things.

Many people don’t understand God.

It’s a natural tendency for people to fear what they don’t understand.

What kind of images pop into your mind when someone mentions the spiritual realm to you?

What kind of words would you use to describe the spirit realm?

Most people use words like dark, eerie, cold, mysterious and spooky to describe the spiritual realm.

Whenever you mention spiritual things, they automatically get flashbacks of horror movies they’ve seen.

Many associate the spirit realm with death, because the only time they think about it is when someone they know dies.

This is a great victory for the enemy of our souls, Satan wants to keep our attention fixed on the natural and physical side of life. Only in the most painful moments of grief do most people consider spiritual things.

It’s no wonder people have a dark picture of the spirit realm.

Just like we associate a doctor with sickness and pain, we also associate the spirit realm with death, which causes people to respond to spiritual things with death in the forefront of their minds, this should be the fartherest thing from death as possible.

But God!

God sent Jesus so that we could have LIFE!

God doesn’t want you to turn to Him as a last resort!

He doesn’t want you to be afraid of Him.

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. We love Him because He first loved us.” 1 John 4:18-19

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God.” Romans 8:14

God wants to lead you and guide you from the very beginning.

God wants you to put Him first!

If we would learn to look to God first, then we wouldn’t get ourselves into the messes that we do.

God is a merciful God, and He will always help you with your problems when you ask Him to.

God never wanted you to go through that problem in the first place, for He has a better way!