I read a good devotional that got me to thinking about Gardens ,some are so beautiful others are quite ran down and ugly. But whichever scene your life represents right now is okay because change is possible with God. We are to bloom where we are planted at the moment, we many times though watch others garden and then try to do whatever they are doing to make our gardens Beautiful! But the work God called us to do is altogether different. So while working for God we must remember He did not call us to do what others do ,He has prepared work for us that will cause our lives to Shine. In the garden of life what’s important is reaching others for Jesus, and we do that by following His lead not others.
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.
Romans 8:28-29 NLT
Stay Focused stop comparing yourself with others ,remember you are wonderfully and uniquely made!
Um that word carries great weight and some-many use their Authority to condemn and hurt others. Let’s keep in mind that God’s Authority is still the greatest whether we agree or not. God is so amazing I’ve been sick in an out of bed most of the day He can give you a word or message at the oddness times but what He gives is needed. People in Authority are there for one reason and one reason only God has allowed them to be for His own use. Our agreement has nothing to do with what God chooses! Even though people in authority really get on our last nerve at times even though they are not doing what we think they should even though we think they should not have the position. People are in authority because God has placed them there so we don’t have to be concerned or upset about their wrong doing. We are to honor God by honoring them I said Lord that’s a hard call and He knows , that’s why we’re to lean on the Holy Spirit because only through Him can we do as we should. When we Honor God He will handle the rest for he said
19Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,”
God’s ways are right and best so we should always try our best to Honor Him,His time to repay is in His hands.
21 We had hoped he was the Messiah who had come to rescue Israel.
Amazing how our minds work! So much like the Disciples,that’s because of that ugly carnal nature in us. We also expect different
results when we pray. Most of the time we really do think we know what we need :) !
But of course we never will! Only God knows what we need,we know our wants. And some times our wants are so deep we just cannot hardly stand it. I know that’s how I am at times,God you promised this and that,but I don’t see it yet :) . Well a lot of the time we are lookinhg for God to do things our way and that never works. The Disciples Expected Jesus to lead a Great Army to win the Battles in the Flesh. But Jesus Won them in the Spirit!
And so must we 2 Corinthians 10
3 For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. 4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.
Jesus does not intend for us to battle alone,He left uus a great helper the Holy Spirit,so we must use this :
Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly realms.
So then let’s pray and strap up so we can stand in these evil days,knowing whom we are battling against helps us recognize the real enemy. We Win because: 1 John 4
1 John 4:4 (NKJV)
4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
God’s word and prayer and praise are our weapons in this world stand strong in the Lord He will always come to our rescue.
Love in Christ Pat