Month: June 2014
Do not say, “I’ll pay you back for this wrong!” Wait for the Lord, and he will avenge you. (Proverbs 20:22 NIV)
Refuse to react, by declaring with malicious intent, what you will do to others who’ve hurt, wounded, injured, caused you trouble, pain and or injustice; rather, choose to respond to them, by waiting patiently with a calm assurance, knowing that The Lord Himself will come to your aid, your rescue and defense, by repaying in full those who’ve come against you, thorough and complete, for no one can repay and settle a score better than The Lord God Almighty! (Proverbs 20:22 PDCP)
Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. (Psalm 51:12 NIV)
Bring me, Your humble, broken and extremely grateful servant, back to the place and moment where You first shared with me the epitome and very essence of Your complete joy, in it’s highest degree and fullest measure, Your salvation, my redemption. I entreat You, Almighty Sovereign Lord, to bestow upon me, Your humble and broken, full of gratitude servant, a right disposition in my spirit, with a willing heart that’s determined to always honor and obey You, for only You, O Lord, can truly sustain me. (Psalm 51:12 PDCP)
Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. (1 John 3:18 NIV)
Dearly beloved precious brothers and sisters, who are the cherished offspring of The Redeemer, pay close attention to what I’m telling you, for it is significantly important for you to understand, following with great diligence; it is not adequate nor sufficient enough to merely express your love towards others with encouraging words or eloquence of speech, but true love will also be accompanied by caring, thoughtful actions, that will clearly display the truth of your love for others, for as it’s been said, our actions will always speak louder and have a greater impact, than our words. (1 John 3:18 PDCP)
Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is stupid. (Proverbs 12:1 NIV)
No matter who you are, if you’ll relish discipline, by embracing and allowing it to thoroughly train you, in order to develop obedience in you and if you’ll be a lover of knowledge, by cherishing the principles of truth, it will increase your insight and understanding, causing an awareness, in you, of the great benefits derived from loving discipline; but, if you are one who dislikes intensely, with an extreme hostility for and a detestable aversion of correction, not allowing a remedy and proposed adjustment to be applied to your wrongful thinking, behavior or actions, then you are simply foolish, without any sense and just plain stupid. (Proverbs 12:1 PDCP)
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. (Hebrews 10:23 NIV)
Grasp with a firm tight grip, never letting go of or deviating one iota from your declared profession of allegiance to the blessed, fully assured expectation of the complete realization of our hopeful promise, because, The One True Sovereign All Powerful and Most Mighty God, who is reliable and worthy of our entire trust, is The One who has made this hopeful promise to us and it is He, who will do due diligence to make sure it performs and satisfies completely all that it’s promised and expected to do. (Hebrews 10:23 PDCP)
And he gives grace generously. As the Scriptures say, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. (James 4:6, 7 NLT)
And as His Holy Word clearly delineates, His grace will never run out, but will always be more than enough, being completely sufficient on every occasion or in any situation; albeit though, God will always be hostile towards, with great resistance, those who are full of pride, but shall ever be ready and willing to grant the full measure of His grace and favor towards those who remain humble. So then, yield yourself, in humble submission, under the power and authority of God Almighty, making this your first priority in your spiritual walk and life; then, when you revoke, not merely suspend the enemy of your soul, (the devil’s) license to operate in your life, by striving and standing against him, with the help of The Almighty, he, the devil, shall and must take flight in fright, swiftly, without delay, moving far far away from you. (James 4:6, 7 PDCP)
Humility is the fear of the Lord; its wages are riches and honor and life. (Proverbs 22:4 NIV)
True humility, emanating from a heart that is meek and contrite, shows due reverential awe and respect towards Holy God, our Lord and Savior; it’s recompense is our bountiful reward, for it compensates us with an abundance of valuable possessions of wealth, health and great worth, as well as, having the distinct honor of being highly favored and esteemed, being blessed with an extended duration of our existence, here on earth, way beyond what is the normal life expectancy.
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. (Romans 8:37 NIV)
There’s not a trouble or trial, nor a persecution with threat of execution, whether we’re hunted or hungry, destitute or in constant danger; none of these difficulties or challenges will ever keep us from the overwhelming and complete victory that is assured for those who have placed their complete trust, faith and hope in Jesus Christ, who by laying down His life, as a sacrifice, in our stead, has shown His great unfailing love toward us, thus making us “The Victors” through Him. (Romans 8:37 PDCP)
IT TAKES COURAGE-to face, in life, the different SHIPS (Companionship, Relationship, Courtship, etc.) we’ll be required to serve on, as we sail on the seas of life, which will not always be smooth sailing, because we will encounter various storms, with choppy and rough seas…quite possibly we will be challenged to go to places we’ve never been before nor wanted or ever intended to go! But God is faithful, For He has promised to never leave or forsake us, Psalm 23 comes to mind…
So, it takes COURAGE to do a lot of things, that maybe requested by The Lord, for us to do during our sojourn upon the seas of life!
It takes COURAGE to: Give COMFORT, make and keep a COMMITMENT, follow His COMMANDS, have COMPASSION on others. It takes COURAGE to: CHOOSE to do what is right, to be CHEERFUL, CAREFUL to answer God’s CALL, fight for a good CAUSE, CARRY your CROSS to the place of your own CRUCIFIXION, and bear one another’s burdens and CARES. It takes COURAGE to: be willing to CHANGE, CAST a vision, CHARGE in the face of danger, CHASE down the enemy, believe like a CHILD, build Godly CHARACTER, take a CITY for God, CONFESS when you’ve sinned, be CONCILIATORY towards those you may have wronged or been hurtful too. It takes COURAGE to: CONSIDER others before yourself, be CONTENT in whatever CIRCUMSTANCES you find yourself in, be CONTRITE and humble before God and others, receive CORRECTION, CONTEND for the faith, to not follow the CROWD and to CRUCIFY the flesh at all times and on all occasions!
IF, BIG IF, we do this, then it will be CREDITED to our Heavenly account and WE WILL receive a CROWN of righteousness that is not to be COMPARED with anything in this life; for our CUP will be full, our CREATOR pleased, the CURSE of sin and death defeated, the enemy of our souls COMPLETELY CRUSHED, while all CREATION CRIES out CONTINUALLY that CHRIST is in CONTROL, because there was and is no COST too great to bring about the utter destruction of CORRUPTION, by the COVER of love, in the COURSE of time and in the COURTS of Heaven; in order to build a new COUNTRY, by and through the CONVICTION and CONVINCING of the wonderful COUNSELOR, The Holy Spirit, in order to fulfill His COVENANT with His CHILDREN!!!
It takes COURAGE!
COURAGE is always going to be under fire, but COURAGE is refined and make strong and pure through the fire; the fires of adversity, trial, trouble, tribulation, and tumult!
COURAGE helps us overcome our FOE- Face, Overcome, Experience!
Face-We need COURAGE to Face cancer, criticism and crisis’s in our lives!
Overcome-We must have COURAGE to Overcome all adversity, antagonism, and attacks!
Experience-It is imperative to have COURAGE so we are able to Experience true understanding, unity and victory, not defeat, over our FOES!
“This is My command, be strong and COURAGEOUS! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For The Lord your God is with you wherever you go!”(Joshua 1:9,NLT)
“So be strong and COURAGEOUS-all you who put your hope in The Lord!”(Psalm 31:24,NLT)