It takes a lot of discipline to seek the face of the Lord for direction and wait to be led by the Lord!
We often want to help God to achieve that which he placed upon our hearts by running ahead in our own power, even when God says rest, wait, and relax!
Our times are not His, this we all should know by now. When there’s delay in any area, it’s not always the devil or our enemies working against us. God is actually protecting us from undue stress and heartaches.
God is sovereign, He knows the end from the beginning. We must do ourselves favor by listening and following heavenly direction.
It is so unfortunate that when Godly wisdom, truth, diplomacy, love of God, others, and of Country is needed most in the World, the custodians of virtues- Religious Leaders had non handy. We seem to have gotten used to the rottenness all around and decency was far gone. Non existence!
13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.
James 3:16For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.
17 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. 18 Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.
James 4:17 He who knows what is good and right to do, and does not do it, to that person, it is a sin. SIN!!!!!!!!!
If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.
Revelations 3:21 To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.22 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”
The Lord is ever faithful, ever constant, and always present. He guides you always. Lean on Him!
Romans 2:12 All who sin apart from the law will also perish apart from the law, and all who sin under the law will be judged by the law.13 Forit is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous.14 (Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law. 15 They show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts sometimes accusing them and at other times even defending them.)16 This will take place on the day when God judges people’s secrets through Jesus Christ, as my gospel declares.
Is the requirements of the law written on your heart and mine? Does our conscience bear us witness? How about our thoughts? Do they accuse us or defend us? Mine goes to overdrive very often, however, communion with the Father of Spirit through His Word brings it into perspective for me.
These are questions we can ask ourselves truthfully. This is one of the reasons to examine ourselves to see if we are still in the faith for it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight but doers of The Word. “Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test?” 2 Corinthians 13:5
We are only able to self reflect if we are matured enough to look at ourselves in the mirror without been afraid. Self reflection will help us identify areas that need to be worked upon. It helps us to consciously humble ourselves before our creator, to ask for help and and grace to overcome all and everything that is not serving the higher purpose of our being and calling.
Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble – 2 Peter 1:10.
Are you living the Word? Does your conscience bear you witness? For it is said that God’s spirit bears witness that we are His children – Romans 8:16. This same spirit will bear you witness that you are living right before God and man.
The Gospel is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone that believes. Romans 1:16
In this same gospel, the righteousness of God is revealed. This righteousness is a righteousness that is by faith. You cannot earn it in any other way other than by faith. Romans 1:17The righteous will live by faith!
How hard can this truth be? I wonder why it took this long for this truth to permeate my being. I think my belief system conditioned me somehow to erroneously believe that I cannot attain this righteousness.I kept undervaluing what the blood bought for me. How wrong I was! For the Lord by His blood washed and poured His essence into you and I!
You can never, neither can I ever be righteous on our own, even though I do not steal, commit adultery, murder, covet, lie, fornicate, worship idols, or/ and engage in any secret sin, I still cannot attain this righteousness.
Like most of you, anger and pride are always lurking around my every action and reaction. Doubt and unbelief often sneaked in unawares, and when I conquered all these, then a little gossip peeped in, and so on like a rollercoaster I kept struggling against all these little foxes that spoilt the vine – Song of Solomon 2:15.
The Lord Himself by His Holy Spirit searches the hearts of man. Jeremiah 17:10“I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.” He saw my struggle and sent help to me. He led me to read this truth in His word and He opened my heart to receive it.
The fact is that only faith in Christ Jesus can make you and I righteous, the moment this truth took hold of me and I allowed it room in my heart, then I slowly realized that the things I struggle with gradually dissipated.
I am no longer slave to sin because I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. 2 Corinthians 5:21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
You are the Church built not by human hands. I Joan, I am also the Church, built not by human hands! Acts 7:48. Christ Jesus lives within us by His Holy Spirit.
You and I ought to be able to see ourself in the Scriptures. The Spirit of the living God takes up residence in us as believers.
You should have the witness of the Holy Spirit confirming with your Spirit that you are the child of God, and joint heirs with Christ Jesus!
Romans 8:16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.
Please put your name in the below verses of scriptures and read it aloud. Meditate on it! Let it go into your subconscious mind! Believe this👇👇 truth friends!
Ephesians 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus you (I,Joan) who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ. 14 For he himself is our (My) peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, 15 by abolishing in his flesh the law with its commandments and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new man out of the two, thus making peace, 16 and in this one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. 17 He came and preached peace to you ( me, Joan) who were far away and peace to those who were near. 18 For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit. 19 Consequently, you (I, Joan, am) are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. 21 In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. 22 And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.
1 Peter 2:4 As you come to him, the living Stone–rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him–5 you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
I just have to say it out loud again: my assurance and confidence booster.
I am Joan, and like a living stones, I am being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. Hallelujah 1 Peter 2:5
The above scriptures assures me and it should assure you also that you are in good hands. You are in God’s hand being built up, everything about you is dynamic, growing, metamorphosing, transforming, becoming who you were before the foundation of the world was laid. Wow!
In Christ Jesus I was also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, Ephesians 1:11
Friends, this new month, if you do not remind yourself of what God has spoken about you in the scriptures, the devil will tell you what God has not said about you!
Remember, God’s intention towards you is of good, to prosper you, not of evil, God’s intention is to give you hope and a glorious future, to see you to your expected end of goodness and mercy always. Jeremiah 29:11
You have got to believe this and walk in that confidence! Jesus loves you and want to have a relationship with you. He also has great plans for you.
Walk into the light as He beckons you come. Matthew 11:28“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. For all have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory – Romans 3:23
My 2 cent to start you off on Truth that set free!