Daily Walk with the Holy Spirit

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

God's Great Love.

"Can anything seperate us from the love of Christ?" Romans 8:35

Does God really love us forever?

How does He feel about me when I snap at everything?

How does God feel about me when I'm a jerk?

What does He think when my thoughts are at gutter level?

How about when my tounge is sharp enough to slice a rock in half?

Does God love me in the midst of fear?

Some of these questions might just be rolling around in your head.
God is for you.

Not maybe, not has been, not would be, or was not, But God IS!

Today. Right this very moment.

He could not be any closer than He is at this very moment.

His loyalty won't increase if you are better, nor will it decrease if you become worse.

Would He teach you to walk , just to let you fall?

Would God be nailed to a cross for your sins, only to disregard your prayers?

Can anythingg seperate us from the love Christ has for us?

Did I cross the line last week?

When I....(fill in the blank)

God answered oue question before we could even ask it.

So that we would see His answer and we would believe it.

He did what no man could, for He Loved What He made.

He was aware that someday you would turn and walk away from Him.

But, He provided a way back for you and I.

Then God did the extraordinary.

God, stepping down from His throne, He removed His robe of light, and wrapped Himself in skin, human skin.

The light of the universae, entered into the womb of a virgin.

The One whom the angels worshipped, lay nestled in the hay.

What in the world are you doing God? or God what are you doing in the world?

To That God would say...

"Can anything make Me stop loving you?

I've come to learn your language, sleep on the earth, learn to feel your pain, your hurts.

I am the maker of sights and sounds, I have coughed, sneezed, blew my nose and gotten hurt.

I know how you feel.

Do you still wonder if I know how you feel?

I am in the world but not of the world.

I created the World." - God.

Doe you still wonder how long my love will last?

You will find the answer on a splintered cross, that's me up there, Your Maker, Your God, nail pierced and bleeding covered in blood, sin soaked.

The sin is from you that I'm feeling.

The death that I'm dying, is for you!

The resurrection I'm living, is How much I love You!

Can anything come between you and Me?

"For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalties, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to seperate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:38-39

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Who is our God?

"By the Word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth. He gathereth the waters of the sea together as a heap; He layeth up the depth in storehouses. Let all the earth fear the Lord: Let all the inhabitants of the World stand in awe of Him. For He spake, and it was done; He commanded, and it stoodfast." Psalm 33:5-9 KJV

Is something Missing?

Do you feel as if you know something is missing?

Is there that feeling on the inside of you that you're still unsure?

For one to try to know, we need a deeper understanding of who God is.

This , my friend, will take a personal relationship with Him, a daily interaction with His love.

"The heavens tell of the glory of God, and the skies announce what His hands have made, day after day they tell the story; night after night they tell it again. They have no speech or words; they have no voice to be heard. But their message goes through all the world; their words go everywhere on earth." Psalm 19:1-4 NIV

Nature is God's workshop.

The sky in all it's brilliance is His resume.

The universe in all it's beauty is God's calling card for all alike.

Do you truly know who God is?

Have you taken time to enjoy His beauty?

Take a good look around, look at what all He has done.

Do you ever want to know His power?

Take an even longer harder look at His creation.

Have you taken a walk lately?

Have you taken a good deep breath to smell His beauty?

Look at thee tree budding, the flowers blooming,listen to the birds singing.

Have you stepped outside into the night and just looked at the stars?

God is bigger than anyone of us can imagine.

More powerful than any created thing, or person.

"No one can build a house for God,not even the highest of heavens can hold Him." 2 Chronicles 2:6a NIV

Look up and see what God has done.

He is not so far above us that He is not touched by our tears, our sorrows, or prayers.

Though we may not be able to see His purpose or His plan, the Lord of Heaven is on His throne and is in firm control of our lives!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Your heart at peace?

"A heart at peace gives life to the body." Proverbs 14:30

Is there a gap between what you know in your head and what you feel in your heart?

This missed connection can cause problems with one's actions and attitudes.

We live in a society today where external image is highly valued?

But what about the inner beauty of each one of us?

Do we highly value that?

What ultimately matters from God's prospective is what is going on on the inside of our hearts.

We so need to be concerned about our hearts, about what is going on the inside.

It really matters to God the heart of man.

Man is interested in external, but God is more interested in internals.

We tend to think the heart as the center of our emotions and feelings.

The Bible talks about the heart as the center of the will, mind and emotions.

The heart discerns with the mind, it desires with the emotions, and it decides with the will.

Because of our fallen nature our hearts are less than perfect.

We find ourselves confusing truth and error tainted by pride and a desire for what is inappropriate.

We may want something so desperately, that we go and do that very same thing, even though we know God has advised against it.

We are affected by sin, so at times we choose not to do, deep down what we know we ought to do.

We have a problem with the heart.

"Keep thy heart with all diligence out of it are the issues of life." Proverbs 4:23

God alone know the heart of each of us.

We have got to learn how to deny our own desires and find out God's desires for our life.

We must learn to die out to self will, take up the cross of Christ and follow after God.

We need not to shout it out to those around us.

One will know a man/woman after God's heart by the very life they live and what kinda fruit they bear.

Do you do the right thing cause you want God's name to be honored?

Is your heart right?

God is the only One we can depend upon.

In the midst of distress, we can live a life of trust and praise.

A heart that is firmly fixed in place, not subject to change, firm in belief, forever faithful.

"That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, the length, and depth and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth all knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God." Ephesians 3:17-19

Thursday, February 10, 2011

What does your life say about you?

"The Lord is my strength and my song, and He is become my salvation: He is my God." Exodus 15:2 a

Does our life make a difference in others life?

All we need is what we have.

All we have is what He is.

He does not just give us our strength, He is our strength!

":for the joy of the Lord is your strength." Nehemiah 8:10a

He does not just give us joy, He is our Joy!

There are people in each of our lives, who really impact our life.

Some are through actions, words, or even encouragement.

Does your life speak for itself?

Does it leave others startled and growing?

Have we let God make a difference in our life?

"All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for All I have not seen." Ralph Wald Emerson

To see God in everything makes everything an adventure.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Where does your strength come from?

For God has said..."My grace is sufficient for thee: for My strength is made perfect in weakness." 2 Corinthians 12:9a

God has promised to meet every need that we have.

God can not do anything for us until we admit our need to Him, for Him and fall at His feet.

When we have given it to God we then do not need to worry about whether He will find us fit enough to do His work.

Do you require of Him?

"For in Him we live, move and have our being;" Acts 17:28a

Though I am weak, He is strong!

"The Lord is my strength and my song." Exodus 15:2

From weakness we are made strong.

It is when we realize that we are weak and powerless that God then can begin to work.

When we try to persuade ourselves that we are something when actually we are nothing terrible.

But when we confess that we are nothing we begin to lay the foundation that we are found in Him!

When we become totally dependant upon God, we become available for His intended use.

We don't have to have the answer.

We don't have to perform any deeds.

We don't have to be remarkable, or sensational, or even smart... All we need is God!

"My Father I commend myself to you, I give myself to you, I leave myself in Your hands. My Father, do with me as you wish. Whatever you do with me, I thank you, I accept everything. I am ready for anything. I thank You always. So long as Your will is done in me...I have no other wish, My God. I put my soul into Your hands, giving it to You, My God, with all my heart's love, which makes me crave to abandon myself to You without reserve, with utter confidence. For are You not my Father?"
-Taken from The Meditations of a Hermit, by Charles de Foucauld

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Are you without God?

" But without Faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him." Hebrews 11:6

Without God, life has no purpose.

Without purpose life has no meaning.

Without meaning , life has no significance or hope.

Surely those that are called, are called to give hope.

It doesn't matter what area you serve in....Mother, Father, Husband, wife, Grandma, at work, home, Pastor, friend, lay worker, on the road traveling, no matter what area.

A light in a dark world, to show the Love of Jesus, that is what a Servant of the Most High is all about.

For...

Without a clear purpose we have no foundation to base decisions, allocate our time and use the resources that He has given us.

Without a clear purpose, one will keep changing directions, jobs, relationships, churches, etc... hoping that each change will settle the confusion or fill the emptiness in ones heart.

"It is human nature and natural to resist change. We must resist that." - Don Anderson