Saturday, September 29, 2012

Walk in the Spirit with Disagreement

Water rushing down the hiking trail.

Walking in the Spirit in the midst of disagreement and opposition. Don't look to the problem look to what the Bible says and follow a course of reconciliation and peace making.

So what do you do when you have an enemy that is out to hurt you? You give a blessing in response.

What to do when experiencing opposition. Refer to the word in prayer for the peace of God and the direction of God and the will of God and the grace of God and the love of God.

The attitude of Abraham is a good course to take. Give way and take the lesser value alternative. God will bless you and support you as you walk in faith.

Romans 8 God will be with you and help you and support you and guide you and bless you and you can't go wrong walking in faith with God on your side.

You don't have to protect yourself. You can trust God to provide for you and be with you and give you a life of faith and joy and fulfillment.

Luke 12:15 not even when we have an abundance to does our life consist of our possessions. True life and joy comes from walking in the Holy Spirit and His word breathed to you.

With this attitude real problems become miniscule. Why? Because we are assured of God coming through for us and we have peace in the midst of turmoil. Then when the turmoil leaves not only will you be blessed in this life you will be blessed in the Spirit as well.

Life in the spirit does not look at what can be seen but what can't be seen. Life does not just consist of what you can see taste feel hear and smell. Just as radio and TV waves are here so is the Spirit of God. We accept the reality of the TV and radio waves without a problem. Let us accept the Spirit of God as well. He can do so much for us as we look to Him.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Christ The Healer

FF Bosworth wrote a book on healing.

Christ The Healer. pdf ebook

I highly recommend reading it.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Rash Speaking

Shagbark hickory nuts

Psalm 106:32,33
"They also provoked Him to wrath at the waters of Meribah,
So that it went hard with Moses on their account;
Because they were rebellious against His Spirit,
He spoke rashly with his lips."

Moses being a mature man of God was punished by speaking rashly against the Israelites, when they complained to him about not having water.

Moses said Num 20:10,11 "Listen now you rebels; shall we bring forth water for you out of this rock? Then Moses lifted up his hand and struck the rock twice with his rod and water came forth abundantly."

1st God told Moses to speak to the rock, and he struck it.
2nd He called the people rebels.
3rd He said that he and Aaron would bring out the water.

Because of this disobedience Moses couldn't go to the promised land. Deut. 3:25,26 The promised land is a type for us to receive the promises of the Bible in our lives.

When we speak rashly or in anger which would not be in faith, we negate the work of the Word of God that is promising us answers that we are seeking.

The word of God is like seed and it needs to be cared for. Our heart is what receives the seed. A hard heart is like hard soil. A soft and broken heart towards God is like tilled soil to receive the seed, God's word.

Brokenness is saying we are nothing without Jesus. Brokenness is looking to God and not ourselves. It is saying we can't operate without the help of Jesus. Phil 4:13 a common Scripture says, "I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me."

We are able to leap over a wall with Jesus and can't climb over it without Him.

Repentance that is just of the flesh is sorry we got caught and sorry we look bad to others. And sorry we are missing out on the blessings of godliness. Yet not willing to take the steps to change from self indulgent to sold out for Jesus.

Lord hep me turn from speaking for myself and speak for you with my whole heart.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Let God's Word Richly Dwell Within

Colossians 3:16
companion Scripture Eph 5:18-20

Richly dwell. Let the Word of Christ richly dwell. Let what Christ has said live in your heart richly. To be rich is to have way more than enough.

Have the Word of Christ be so abundant that you have way more than enough Scripture for your need and your life.

To richly have the Scriptures is to learn wisdom from what it says. To learn wisdom is not only know what it says. It is also to do what it says. And not only to do what it says but to have what you do become effective in the purpose that you set out to accomplish.

With this acquired wisdom, comes teaching others. To tell them how you got it done by the direction of the Holy Spirit working with you. And teaching them how to get it done directing them how to hear the Holy Spirit and how you got it done.

Admonish is to challenge them to go beyond the comfort area they are currently in and branch out to further outreach.

Also if there is sluggishness or sin to get them to see the advantage of a life lived in obedience to the Holy Spirit.

Now the singing and thankfulness should come as a means of fellowship. To jam together and enjoy life together.

This is not intellectual ideas. This comes from the heart of believers as they have learned it from the Heart of God. This heart life comes from devotion to God and others.

v17 Do all in the name of Jesus. Wow what a statement. We are representatives of Christ. Ambassadors so to speak 2 Cor 5:20 As ambassadors we represent our King to others. So we are doing service to God and others in the glorious name of Jesus.

Now if we do things in the name of Jesus we have prayed for God to bless our work before hand in the name of Jesus. If we pray in the name of Jesus we have the requests we have asked. John 14:14; 1 John 5:14,15

Acting in prayer in Jesus name is to then do it with success. The key is for Scripture to richly dwell within. It is the starting point and the life giving point. And from the life of Jesus teaching, wisdom, singing to God, thanksgiving from our hearts springs forth and this will result in our speaking and acting in accordance to the life God is giving us. And give that out to others.