Meditate On These Things

Habit, If Not Resisted Soon Becomes Necessity.

Sometimes we have thoughts that will pull us away and distract us  from our journey in Christ . I’m not saying that it is wrong, after all we are human and we hold the treasure of the Holy Spirit in these earthen vessels. Yet there is a Scripture that I love that always helps me to get back to the place where I am walking circumspect or cautiously, keeping my thoughts with the Lord in all things.

Philippians 4:8 says:
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.”

The wonderful thing about this passage is that no matter what we are doing, when we are putting our thoughts on such things we will find ourselves centered in the Lord. This is the fruition of Colossians 3:23 – “Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men

It all leads to the continuous renewing of our minds. “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–His good, pleasing and perfect will.” – Romans 12:2

As we set our minds to meditate on the Word of God, our feet will began to move in the Way of God and those times we feel distracted and pulled away from the Life will be less and less and farther and fewer in the midst of our thoughts.

For I Am CONVINCED!

On your Christian journey, have you ever felt like you have fallen and can’t get up? Have you ever had the thought, “I can’t do this… I keep falling”?

we must always be aware of the fact that we TRULY can do all things through Christ who strengthens us to do ALL things for His glory. God never gives up on us… to the point where the life of His only Son was given in payment for our failures.

Each time we fall we must see it as a building block towards the next step on our journey. We must learn from these failures and falters. Giving up is never an option. And then there is this good news:

“But in all these things we overwhelmingly more than conquerors through Him who loves us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
— Romans 8:37-39

A Heart-felt Prayer….

Heavenly Father; You are our Sovereign Lord and God. By Faith we know that there is no need that we would have that You are not able to supply according to Your riches in glory in Christ Jesus. We appraoch Your Glorious Throne with praise and thanksgiving; claiming Your promise to never leave or forsake us.

Precious Lord today we ask that You would provide a measure of Hope and greater Faith for us as we endure the most trying ordeals of mourning loss of loved ones or anxiety regarding health issues and physical distress. Father we humbly submit that many are going through depressions and fears that are causing faintness of spirit… we thankYou that you quicken our spirits with a strong knowledge that You’ve given us a Spirit of Love, Power and a sound mind. As we walk through our day convict us to pour out Your great Love that is within us upon others; without a thought for ourselves and our own perceived woes. In this teach us to understand that when we pour out all that You have put in us; You immediately fill us again to over-flowing… meeting our needs in kindness and great Love.

Lord forgive us where we have fallen short of Your glory, forgive us where we have not shone the light of our witness in Christ Jesus having had the chance. Forgive us Father where we have sinned against You and our fellowman. Teach us by Your Spirit and take full authority of our lives that we walk upright and reflect Christ.

We desire to have our living, moving and being in You through Christ Jesus and live our lives hidden with Christ in You.

Father we lift up all those who You have placed on our hearts today, into Your tender love and care. We give You all praise and honor for what You accomplish in their lives. You have blessed us above all that we’ve hoped and we Love You and acknowledge Your many blessings as we receive all these things in the name above every name… that of our Savior Jesus; who is the Christ. AMEN!