How do you measure the life of a man? I am not sure, however if you want to to live a life that pleases and glorify God you must read His Word. It is filled with life principles and instructions. Warning! You may be convicted once you read it, and it may create a change within you, but you will never know unless you look at the man in the mirror through the Word of God.
Finally, be careful if you were reading Scriptures and stopped, because you don’t just stay still, but you may actually start drifting away from God.
I recall singing the lyrics to the song, “I Surrender All”, in church many times– filled with all types of emotions. The verse that touches me the most is, “all to Jesus I surrender, all to Him I freely give. I will ever love and trust Him. In His presence– daily live.” The real test to the words of the song came when life circumstances didn’t go the way that I thought that they should have, or when there was a loss of a loved one or an disruption in my life. I often had to surrender these situations to God over and over again, but my joy did come in the morning and so did my testimonies.
When was the last time you visited the secret place? I invite you to stop by today. It is a wonderful place of peace and rest and it is free! You can visit it right where you are, right now! The secret place is spending time in the presence of God through worship, prayer and His Word. You can talk to Him about anything and everything and He won’t tell a soul! (Psalms 91)
No, I am not talking about the Covid shot. There are other things in our environment that affects us spiritually. God has prescriptions to protect us, and to immunize our hearts from diseases that attack our souls. The prescriptions are faith, hope, and love. To get the full effect, you must read the good news daily. (1 Corinthians 13;:13)
There are many ways that God speaks to you and me. I am sharing three of them in this post. First, God speaks through the written Word of God. Secondly, God speaks to us during our prayer and quiet time. Lastly, God speaks through wise counsel. The question becomes are you taking time to seek Him? and are you listening, and as well as being obedient to His voice?
Quiet your mind when you go before the creator of the universe. When you go before God with a busy mind, take a moment and ask yourself, “am I fully present?” Be still for the answer. I challenge you to truly surrender what’s on your mind and in your heart to our Father and then wait in expectation for His response.
Is it your goal in life to live peacefully? If so, then you must recognize that stress and frustration are not your friends and that they can show up in your life by ways of over-commitments or in participating in activities that keep us busy, but not productive. There are many things in our lives that very are important, but are they truly necessary? When you realize that your life is filled with stress and frustration, it is time to ask God for wisdom, follow His leading and readjust your priorities to pursue peace. Psalms 34:14.
I have a couple of questions to ask you, are you comfortable in the safe zone? Or are you afraid of stepping out of comfort zone? Remember the Word of God tells us that we are to walk by faith and not by sight. I believe that faith is where miracles happen, because when we take action and walk by faith we give God something to bless.
I am glad that tough times don’t last always. But when tough times do come through, where do you place your trust? Because if you place your trust in God, he promised that if we trust in Him– with all of our heart, and we do not lean unto our own understanding, he will direct our path.
When God made you he did not make any carbon copies. You are an original. You are unique and there is no one else in the world exactly like you, which makes you special! Remember this.