Things are not always as they appear. Truly, we only see in part. God alone sees the heart of another.
Show mercy and not judgment from your heart (for it is always a heart issue). To pass judgment only corrupts your heart and any work God may be doing in you. Stay Kingdom focused and seek His leading for your own life. Let Him change you from glory to glory. Do not change yourself from carnality to carnality.
In Esther’s Warriors Ministry, we began in 2012 ‘praying the states’ for healing for our Nation. Queen Esther went before the king to intercede for her people. We go before the King to intercede for our Nation ‘for such a time as this’ (Esther 4:14). We pray for each state in the order of admission to the Union and will continue. Our Nation more than ever needs consistent, diligent prayer cover state by state.
Deception is everywhere today. Pay attention. Use discernment. Seek wisdom. Be honest with yourself and others. Pursue truth. Abide in His word. Read the Bible. Get it into your heart (for it is always a heart issue). Walk it out in your life. Stay ever close under the shadow of His wings.
Follow faithfully His moral code and “unfollow” the ways of the world.
If you find someone has lied to you, know that you cannot trust them. The size of the lie is really insignificant. If they lie…they lie. Your choice is whether or not you want to stay in close relationship with a liar.
For it is written:
“Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good morals.”
Some people live as whirlwinds going from one thing to another with little stability. They toss to and fro depending on the latest thing they hear. Engaging with them long term can lead to frustration as they never really mature beyond a childish pursuit without wisdom. Remember, maturity is not necessarily measured by the number of years on lived earth!
In reading the Psalms this weekend I came across Psalm 78:9 which says that: “The children of Ephraim, being armed and carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle.” They walked away from God’s covenant and His law. Further, they forgot all that He had done in the past for them.
I could not help but think how often do we, “turn back in the day of battle?” These were God’s people who were equipped. If you have chosen to follow Jesus Christ, you are also a part of God’s people, His Army, which is fully equipped.
The promises of God are yes and amen to those who live according to His Word. If you are looking for His “all,” check your walk with Him. Are you giving it your “all?”
If you have committed to Jesus Christ as the Lord of your life, you are established, anointed and sealed unto Him. He paid a mighty cost for you to be set free. He paid a mighty cost for your eternal salvation and you incur a cost to follow Him. The cost is this: you trade life in the world for life in the Kingdom of God.
If you are looking for perfection you will be sadly disappointed. No thing and no person in life is “perfect.” However, if you are settled in your heart (and it is always a heart issue) you will find life is about as close to perfect as possible. You will have a peace that surpasses all understanding despite what may be swirling around you at the moment.
Pray without ceasing. Live holy. Be responsible. Put God first and all else will fall into place. Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful!
Have you messed up? Is there something in your life that you believe cannot be forgiven? Repent and know that with heartfelt (it is always a heart issue) repentance God forgets that transgression.
If you have repented, do not stay locked in a sin that He has forgiven and forgotten. Do not continually ruminate over something that is over and finished.
Do not let something you have done in the past become a stronghold that keeps you from moving forward in your life unencumbered. Focusing on the past can block present blessings because your focus is diverted from what God
It is amazing how God can work in your life if you just let Him. He will open doors no man can open and close doors no man can close. He will connect you with just the right people to enhance your journey in Him and His work through you.
Are you weary? Does life have you down? Are you looking for a change but do not know where to go from here?
Make the decision today to establish or re-establish a relationship with Jesus Christ. Even if you have followed Him for many years, there may still be a