As God wanted to have a relationship with His people in the old testament, He still desires to have the same with us. Are you going to run to God or from God?
3 When I refused to confess my sin,
my body wasted away,
and I groaned all day long.
4 Day and night your hand of discipline was heavy on me.
My strength evaporated like water in the summer heat. Interlude
5 Finally, I confessed all my sins to you
and stopped trying to hide my guilt.
I said to myself, “I will confess my rebellion to the Lord.”
And you forgave me! All my guilt is gone.
Luke 18:35-42 (KJV)
35 And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging:
36 And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant.
37 And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by. 38 And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me. 39 And they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, Thou son of David, have mercy on me. 40 And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto him: and when he was come near, he asked him, 41 Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight. 42 And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee.
The Faith of the blind man moved Jesus in such a way, that Jesus stopped an asked “What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? It did not matter that the man was in the crowd and people told him to be quiet. No! He yelled louder, Son of David, have mercy on me!! His Faith, stopped God! His Faith moved Heaven! He received his sight!
Does your Faith move God?
A routine is not always easy to get used to. It is trying, as it goes against everything you have been doing. It also throws you off-balance.
Balance here is key. One must be able to balance the things required and still follow the new process.
Proverbs 16:11 (The Jewish Study Bible) The balance and scales of justice have their own origin in Adonai; all the weights in the bag are His doing.
Know that Adonai (God) is the originator of being in balance and He is with you. Do not give up, keep pressing forward.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 King James Version
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
One thing we can never retract is time. Time is wrapped around us like the air we breathe. When we inhale and exhale, time is gone. Find time to pray and enjoy family and friends. Find time just to enjoy life and laugh. Find time to love. Finding time to do this will make a difference in our lives. When we look back over our life as time goes on, we want to be able to say ” I enjoyed my time with no regrets”.
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The Lord, my God, lights up my darkness.
In your strength I can crush an army.
With my God I can scale any wall.
God’s way is perfect.
All the Lord’s promises prove true.
He is a shield for all who look to him for protection.
For who is God except the Lord?
Who but our God is a solid rock?
God arms me with strength,
And He makes my way perfect.
He makes me as surefooted as a deer,
Enabling me to stand on mountain heights.
He trains my hands for battle.
He strengthens my arm to draw a bronze bow.
You have given me your shield of victory.
Your right hand supports me.
Your help has made me great.
You have made a wide path for my feet to keep them from slipping.
He is the God who pays back those who harm me.
He subdues the nations under me
And rescues me from my enemies.
You hold me safe beyond the reach of my enemies
You save me from violent opponents.
The Lord lives! Praise to my Rock!
Psalms 18 NLT 28-36, 47-48, 46
In the midst of being tired and wanting to go to sleep, I choose to Praise God.
I sing verse 1 and 2 of Psalm 121, I will lift up my eyes to the hills from which cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord. As I begin to worship and sing to the Lord, my strength is renewed. As I continue to worship, I feel the tiredness lift, until it is gone. My mind and body is renewed. I am refreshed!
Psalm 121 King James Version (KJV)
121 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. 2 My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. 3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. 4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. 5 The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. 6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. 7 The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. 8 The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.
When you are feeling tired and need to be renewed, trying worshiping the Lord and say no to the candy, soda, chips, popcorn, cake, coffee and tea.
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