Proverbs 2:6 It Is Time To Seek The Wisdom Of God

Proverbs 2:6 – For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.

My Point:After reading this blog on today, you have no more excuses for living your life according to your own wisdom! You will find the truth of God’s Word here! No more excuses!

The signs of the times in which we are living lets us know that now is the time to seek the wisdom of God and not man. If what we see happening in the world today has not convince you to seek the wisdom of God, you are in a sad place spiritually. The world and everything in it will one day be no more. What will you have left if you have never entered into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior?

I urge you on today to seek the wisdom of God for out of His mouth comes knowledge and understanding beyond human comprehension.

It is time to seek the Lord while he may be found. Luke 55:6-7 Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: 7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

The command to seek the Lord while He may be found lets us know that there may be a time when we look for God and will not find Him.

Seeking the Lord means seeking His wisdom. For scripture declares in Proverbs 4:7 -Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

Truthful and sad to say, but many people can not see beyond the grave, nor beyond cremation. They have been deceived into believing that when you are dead you are done. What a horrible lie of deception that satan has planted in the minds of many in our world today. Hebrews 9:27 – Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment. We will not escape that easy!

For anyone that does not believe there is a heaven and a hell, let me give you a few scripture reference of them both: (HEAVEN) John 14:1-3 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

(HELL)Luke 16:19-There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: 20 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, 21 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. 22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; 23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

2 Corinthians 5:10-For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.

Living apart from the wisdom of God is a very dangerous way to live. Living apart from God is living apart from “Truth”! Contrary to what we may want to believe, God’s truth is the only truth. It is God who has made us and not we ourselves. Genesis 2:7 – Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.

Believe you me, the creation is not wiser than the Creator! Do not even allow yourself to be tricked into believing that!

Now is the time to heed the Word of God in seeking Him for wisdom on today. Living apart from God brings about frustration, confusion, doubt, worry, fear and most of all, separation from Him now and in eternity.

Seek God’s wisdom on today as to who should you be in relationship with, who you should partner with, your finances, your family, your career and most of all, your future.

The best decision that you can make in this life is to choose to seek God’s wisdom for guidance, direction and understanding in life. If not, you will loose in the end. When all is said and done on this side, you will end up a looser in all your self and worldly wisdom which will all be left here on earth for it will be of no benefit to you in eternity.

James 1:5- If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you generously. In other words, if we ask Him for wisdom, He will give it to us!

When we set our hearts on obeying God, He will teach us how to apply His truth in our life. God assures us that when we seek Him, He will respond. When we ask for wisdom, He will give it to us! The key is to ask by faith.

1 John 5:14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.

Which will it be for you on today? Seeking God for wisdom in your life or seeking self and the world’s opinion about how you should out the few years of life?

We all have a choice to make on today! God’s Wisdom or self wisdom!

I plea, beg, urge, pray and hope that you will choose the wisdom of God for direction in your life.

Make seeking the Lord while He may be found a priority in your life!

God bless and do tell the Lord thank you for giving you the will and the desire to seek Him this day and everyday for the wisdom need to live this life which He has given unto you.

I love you all with the love of Christ.

Debra

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Ephesians 5:1 – Who Are You Imitating?

Ephesians 5:1 – Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;

Apostle Paul commanded in this text to be imitators of God. We are to imitate his conduct and character. Follow Him as little children. Matthew 18:3 – Then he said, (Jesus) “I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven.

Who are you imitating? God is calling us to imitate Him!

Many so called Christians are imitating the ways of the world. Their fashion, their speech, their standards, their entertainment and nearly everything else they do that does not glorify God. Matthew 6:24a “No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. Who you serve is who you are imitating!

Ephesians 5:3 Let there be no sexual immorality, impurity, or greed among you. Such sins have no place among God’s people.

Ephesians 5:15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,

We are also commanded in Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

You may ask why should we imitate God? God is the way, the truth and the life! according to 2 Peter 3:9 it is His will that none should perish, but come to repentance.

Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Ephesians 5:8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: Imitate Christ who is light!

If we are going to imitate anyone, let it be the Lord. If you are looking for an example to follow, look no further! Jesus it is!

Jeremiah 17:10 – I the Lord search the mind, I try the heart, even to give to every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.

Who are you imitating? There is only one True and Living God. It is Christ who died for us.

God bless and do tell the Lord thank you for wise counsel on today.

I love you all with the love of Christ.

Debra

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Matthew 9:21 – Has Desperate Faith Lead You To Jesus Yet?

Matthew 9:21- She said to herself, “If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed.”

We all know the story of the women who suffered with an issue of blood for 12 long years. She was desperate for she had been in this condition for 12 long years, she had been to every physician in town, she had spent all she had and instead of getting better, scripture declares that her condition had worsened.

In hearing the story of this this woman during this critical time in her life, many could have easily said “oh what a hopeless condition that could never be healed”.

This certain woman did not see her condition as one that could not be healed. She never gave up on the idea of being healed for scripture says she had went to many doctors. She had hope! She had faith that one day she would be healed. She was desperate and she was determined to receive her healing.

Faith =The Biblical Definition Of Faith in Hebrews 11:1- Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

In other words, faith is believing in your heart that the thing we asked God for, according to His will, we will receive it , even though it has yet to manifest itself in the natural. Not in our time, but in God’s timing. Therefore, we will continue to believe by faith as we patiently wait for it!

Remember, evidence is not based on our feelings or wishful thinking, but on the Word of God.

This woman had faith. She believed that she could be healed and I believe that she saw herself healed based on her confession of faith in this text for “She said to herself, “If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed.” That’s faith!

Where has desperate faith lead you on today? What is it that you are waiting or wanting God to do for you? Have you become desperate enough to open your mouth and declare by faith in God’s Word that it is already done? Do you believe that God is able to do it? Do you believe you can have it? Jesus declares in Mark 9:23-If you could only believe, all things are possible to them that believe”.

Where is your faith on today? Is it in God? Is it in man? Is it in you? is it in things? Where is it?

When this woman heard about Jesus, she placed her faith in Him and she was healed! Romans 10:17 Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.

This woman stretched out a weak and trembling hand in faith and she received her healing. Mark 5:29 – Immediately the bleeding stopped, and she could feel in her body that she had been healed of her terrible condition.

Has desperation lead you to Jesus yet? Oh yes, He is the one! He is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we could ask or think according to the power that worketh in us.

Has desperate faith lead you to Jesus yet? I can guarantee you that if you reach out to Him, He will receive you as His own and your life will never be the same. After having been made whole by just one touch from Jesus, He called this woman “Daughter”! Imagine hearing Jesus call you “Son or Daughter”! Isn’t that a wonderful feeling!

As I speak the word “Daughter” out of my mouth right now, tears of joy are flowing from my eyes because I remembered that dark night, all alone in April 1998 in the back of the woods behind my home at the time in Summerville, SC (Sangaree-Lyons Cove) when I cried out to Jesus in desperation and I heard Him call me “Daughter” too. Oh what a night that was! I was never the same since that night! Jesus had changed my name and I am still grateful and thankful to Him on today.

Where has desperation lead you? I can only pray that it leads you into the arms of Jesus who awaits your arrival!

God bless and do tell the Lord thank you for hearing and answering your prayer.

I love you all with the love of Christ.

Debra

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Isaiah 41:10 God Is With Us

Isaiah 41:10-10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

In this text Isaiah reminds us of several of God’s promises concerning us. (1) Fear not for God is with us. (2)Do not be dismayed for the Lord He is God. (3) When we are in need of strength, He will strengthen us. (4) He will help us in our time of need and He will uphold us with His right hand of righteousness.

Oh what great promises that God gives us on this morning in a world where fear, anxiety, dismay weakness, helplessness and despair raises it’s ugly head daily and continually.

God declares on today Saints that He is with us. He is there with us in every step we take. Who would not want to serve a God like that? A God who promises to never leave us for forsake us. That’s Love!

In this world and in each of our lives, we will face frightening situations, things will happen unexpectedly, people will turn on you, children will act up sometimes, money will be funny at times, family relationships may be unrest at times, but God!. We must remember that we are not immune from the test and trials of life. We must also remember that in the midst of them all, that God is still with us! He promises us His presence and His protection!

God knows that there will be times when we may fear, times when we may feel dismayed, times when we are weakened from life’s struggles. That is why we are commanded to trust in Him and not in ourselves. Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

God’s Word of encouragement to you and I on today is Isaiah 41:10 – Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am Your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.

God bless and do tell the Lord thank you for His Divine Protection in every area of your life.

Remember, “Emmanuel”  God with us! 

I love you all with the love of Christ.

Debra

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1 Corinthians 6:20 – You Are Not Your Own

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1 Corinthians 6:20 – For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

We are not our own! We belong to God! He is the one who put on flesh to die for you and I. Stop living to please your flesh, but live to please God through your spirit. Romans 12:1 – Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God–this is your true and proper worship.

You do not belong to yourself! You did not create yourself, God did! Genesis 2:7 Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.

Surrender your life to Him now! Now is the acceptable time, now is the time of salvation!

There is a song that says “I Give Myself Away” by William McDowell that goes like this:I give myself away x2, So You can use me. I give myself away x2 So You can use me. Here I am Here I stand, Lord, my life is in your hands. Lord, I’m longing to see Your desires revealed in me I give myself away. Verse 2: Take my heart
Take my life As a living sacrifice. All my dreams all my plans, Lord I place them in your hands. Bridge: My life is not my own To you I belong, I give myself, I give myself to you.

“YOU ARE NOT YOUR OWN!” “Ye are bought with a price!” We are not our own! We did not make yourselves.

No argument can be made to the fact that we are not our own for God said in Genesis 1:26 – Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

John 3:16 – For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. God love us so much that He choose not to leave us us in our sick and sinful condition. THAT IS LOVE!

SAINTS, THE PRICE HAS BEEN PAID! JESUS SHED HIS BLOOD FOR THE ATONEMENT OF HUMANITY SIN. HE RESCUED ALL OF US WHO HAD BEEN ENSLAVED BY SIN AND SATAN!! YOU ARE NOT YOUR OWN!!!

There is a song that says: I AM REDEEMED!—I am redeemed, bought with a price, Jesus has changed my whole life. If anybody asks you, just who I am, tell them I am redeemed. Verse 1- Where there was hate, love now abides, where there was confusion, peace now reigns.

I’m a child, child of the King, it’s all because I am redeemed.
I’ll tell of His favor, I’ll tell of His love, I’ll tell of His goodness to me. He purchased my redemption with His own precious blood, and from sin I’ve been set free. There’s no shackles on me, I’m as free as I can be; because Jesus changed my life. He died up on the cross,that’s why I can tell the world that I am redeemed.

YOU ARE NOT YOUR OWN! YOU WERE BOUGHT WITH A PRICE!

I end with a few words from a couple of song:

THERE IS A FOUNTAIN FILLED WITH BLOOD! THE PRICE THAT WAS PAID FOR YOU AND I! WE ARE NOT OUR OWN!

There is a fountain filled with blood, Drawn from Immanuel’s veins;
And sinners, plunged beneath that flood, Lose all their guilty stains:Lose all their guilty stains, Lose all their guilty stains;
And sinners, plunged beneath that flood, Lose all their guilty stains.

YOU ARE NOT YOUR OWN!! A PRECIOUS PRICE WAS PAID AT CALVARY FOR YOU AND I. Read the Book (Bible) and you will see the truth! You have been lied to all your life into believing that you are your own and you are not! We belong to God!

GOD BLESS AND DO REMEMBER TO TELL THE LORD THANK YOU FOR THE “PRICE” THAT WAS PAID AT CALVARY FOR OUR SINS!

JESUS PAID IT ALL! ALL TO HIM I OWE, SIN HAD LEFT A CRIMSON STAIN, BUT JESUS WASHED IT WHITE AS SNOW!

“YOU ARE NOT YOUR OWN!”

I love you all with the love of Christ.

Debra

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1 John 1:9 – God Is Faithful & Just

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1 John 1:9 – If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

Faith = Confidence in or dependence on a person, statement, or thing as trustworthy.

Faithful = True or trustworthy in the performance of a duty, the fulfillment of promises or obligations. (GOD)

John says in 1John 1:8 – If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.

1John 1:10- If we claim we have not sinned, we make God out to be a liar and His Word has no place in our lives.

Oh what a promise God offers in this text to them that would only believe! He (God) who has promised is faithful and just. He is truly the “Ever Faithful Father.” He will never fail you because He is faithful and just.

Oh, what a breath of fresh air that God is blowing your way this morning! The wind of forgiveness is blowing. The Wind of everlasting life and peace.

Although God hates sin, He as God promises to forgives and cleanse the sinner. John is simply saying that if a sinner would turn from rejection of God, unbelief and turn towards God by confession and faith, they will be forgiven by our God who is Faithful and Just. Our God who is Faithful and Just to forgive and cleans us from all unrighteousness sent His only Begotten Son, Jesus to take away our sins on the cross by the shedding of his blood once and for all.

God is Faithful and Just! Will you trust Him on today?

The good new is the fact that God is faithful and just to forgive! As our faithful and just God, God is steadfast, unmoveable, loyal, dedicated, loving, king, compassionate and unchanging in His commitments and in His relationships with us. Indeed He is the Sovereign God who desires that none should perish, but that all would come to repentance.

In a ever changing world where things are one way today and another tomorrow, our God promises to be faithful. He changes not! He is continually and constantly faithful. Faithful is one of His characteristics. He is faithful because He is faithful!

Even when we don’t think that God is faithful, He is faithful. Every Word He says is true. Numbers 23:19 – God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?

There is a song that says: Our God is faithful, He can move mountains, He keeps me in the valley, He hide me from the rain.

Great is Thy faithfulness,” O God my Father, There is no shadow of turning with Thee; Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not.As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be. “Great is Thy faithfulness!” “Great is Thy faithfulness. Morning by morning new mercies I see; All I have needed Thy hand hath provided. “Great is Thy faithfulness,” Lord, unto me!

When it comes to forgiveness, the point I need to stress is that it is available to all, but only for those who, by God’s grace, believe are those that will reap the benefits of our God who is Faithful and Just. You need to believe in Jesus. You need to confess your faith in Him. You need to give Him your heart and your life. You need to live for Him. If you, by grace, are one of those who believe then this forgiveness is for you.

You must believe that sin confessed is, by grace, sin forgiven. There is no need to be unsure of your salvation. There is no need to doubt that God has forgiven you. If you believe that Jesus died on Calvary Cross over 2k years ago for your sins, then, by grace, the sins you confess are sins forgiven.

The blood of Jesus is enough to wipe away even the worst of sins. If you are someone who trusts in Jesus Christ, then you are no longer condemn for God has forgiven you. Romans 8:1-There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

God is faithful! He is faithful to forgive, save, deliver, sustain and keep every promise that He has ever made.

The question becomes; Do you believe that God is faithful and just to forgive you of your sins on this morning? If you can only believe. Mark 9:23 – Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.

God said in “1 John 1:9 – If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”

WILL YOU CONFESS ON TODAY AND RECEIVE FORGIVENESS? Tomorrow is not promised!

If you have confessed and now believe, Do tell the Lord thank you for saving your soul, for truly He is a Faithful and Just God!

God bless and do tell the Lord thank for Indeed He is Faithful and Merciful to all that calls upon His name. Trust Him on today! Try Him on today. He will not fail you!

I love you all with the love of Christ.
Debra

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Psalm 31:14-15 – In Whom Do You Trust?

Psalm 31:14-15 – 14 But I trusted in thee, O Lord: I said, Thou art my God. 15 My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.

In whom do you trust? Ask this question out loud to yourself? In whom do I trust? Ponder on this question today. Reflect back over your life and see where you have been putting your faith.

In this text, David is declaring that God is his refuge, his strength when he is weak, his shelter of faith in the time of life’s storm, his hiding place, his fortress, his protector, his compass in life, his Everlasting God and Father.

David faced many battles and many oppositions in his life, but in the midst of it all, he held on to his faith in God. He knew that life’s battle can be fierce and hard, but as long as he stayed connected to God in faith, he would survive the storms. David proclaims “thou art my God”! Oh, what powerful words that David speaks to not only encourage himself, but all those (you and I) who are determine to hold on to their faith in God even in life’s storms. Here we see David’s allegiance to God, regardless of the battle.

In times like these who else can we trust? Well some may say in chariots and horses, but scripture declares on this morning that David trusted in the Lord. The God whom he knew and had a personal relationship with. The God that describes David as “a man after Gods own heart”! David clearly makes this statement from a heart and a life that knows without a doubt that God is indeed his God and in Him he puts his trust.

How about you? In whom do you trust on this morning? Who is your God?

In vs #15-David makes a profound statement. He says “my time is in thy hand”! It is the Lord that gives life and taketh life. Job also knew this to be true for when he had lost everything he had, including his children, livestock, his wealth and even his health, he spoke these profound words in Job 1:21 -He said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, And naked I shall return there. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away. Blessed be the name of the LORD.” Job’s circumstances of life did not make him see God any different! In other words he was saying “Lord, my trust is in thee and thee alone”. In the midst of life’s storms that were raging in his life, he still declare God to be His God. He held on to his faith.

The days of our life are indeed in God’s hands. Everyone of them are numbered by God. Psalm 39:4 “LORD, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered–how fleeting my life is. Believe it or not, our days here on earth are numbered by God. Let’s prove it in Job 14:5 – You have decided the length of our lives. You know how many months we will live, and we are not given a minute longer.

God is Sovereign and in full control of everything, regardless of how chaotic the world may look.

Regardless of where you may find yourself on today, know that God is with you. He is right there strengthening you along the way. 2 Chronicles 16:9a- The eyes of the LORD search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.

Many in the bible, including David, did not escape the storms of life. Neither will you and I. None of us are immune from the test and trials of life. David, Joseph, Job and Jesus is proof of that. If anything, following Christ will bring persecution. The key is to remain faithful to God in the midst of it!

2Timothy 3:12- Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. Job 14:1 Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble.

On his way to his destiny, David encountered one storm after another. David even encountered many death attempts on his life from King Saul, but he made it! His faith and trust in God helped him through and he was eventually crowned “King”.

Ecclesiastes 9:11 I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happen to them all.

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

In whom do you trust? Psalm 62:5 Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in Him.

If you are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ and have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you can survive the storms of life and you can rise each day in confidence, knowing that our God is God and that will see us through.

Hebrews 4:16 – Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

God bless and do tell the Lord thank you for being a God that we can not only trust, but also have hope in.

I love you all with the love of Christ.

Debra

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