Saturday, October 11, 2014

Word of God

"Thy Word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path"
Psalm 119:105

What is that lamp to our feet?
God's Word

What is that light to our way?
God's Word

Where is God's Word today? Where is His instructions, His commandments?
Is it in our culture? - NO!
Is it being taught in our school systems? - NO!
Is it being esteemed by our governments? - NO!

Is it being preached in our pulpits? - Very Few!
Is it in our understanding as a people? - Very rarely!

What is eternal - Only God's Word! (Psalm 119:89)
What is true - Only God's Word! (John 17:17)
What is a guide for our lives - Only God's Word! (Psalm 119:105)
What will give life - Only God's Word! (John 6:33)
What is perfect - Only God's Word! (Psalm 19:7)
What brings cleansing and a washing to our soul - Only God's Word! (Ephesians 5:26)

- Is God's Word relevant in your life or is it optional? Do we stake our life on it or the dictates of our own heart?  

Thy Word is a lamp to my feet and light for my path - Psalm 119:105

Your Word, O Lord, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens - Psalm 119:89

May His Word (The Bible) become foundational in our lives, may His statutes become our joy and love. May we live not by our own desires but by His Word for it is the only thing that will endure forever.
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away. - Matthew 24:35

Lord Jesus, return us to Your Word, return us to your instructions, return us to your law which is perfect and converts the soul. Father, gives a thirst for Your Word and a desire to live it out, may Your Word be our joy and delight. We praise You and bless You, in Jesus name. Amen.


Monday, May 5, 2014

Road to Recovery

Ruth 1:7
With her two daughters-in-law she left the place where she had been living and set out on the road that would take them back to the land of Judah.

Naomi had lost her husband and her two sons while living in the land of Moab, it nearly appears that God was punishing Naomi, but God brings a restoration to her life. 

The Scripture says that she heard that God was blessing the people where she came from, Israel, and she decided to return. With her daughter-in-law, Ruth, she set out back to the land where she belonged, where God had blessed her and was now blessing again.

...She set out on the road that would take them back to the land of Judah...

Today, if you have lost something or someone you love, you have had a tragedy and you don't understand why it must have happened the answer is to go back to where you came from. God brought her back to the place of "Praise". Judah, means praise. Naomi was going back to where she had received from God in the very beginning, she got back on the road that would lead her to, "praise". She didn't stay where she was. She went back. 

In the end Naomi becomes a very blessed and joyful woman. Ruth marries Boaz and has a son, and the Scripture says that Naomi took the child and laid him in her lap and cared for him and the women living in the area said, "Naomi has a son." God restored everything to her, He changed her bitterness and restored her joy and her life, she went back to the place of "Praise", she went back to the place where she came from.

If you are hurting today, don't stay where you are, go back to the place where you first came from, where you first received from the Lord.


Monday, April 28, 2014

Is the Lord your Inheritance?

"The priests, who are Levites- indeed the whole tribe of Levi- are to have no allotment or inheritance with Israel. They shall live on the offerings made to the Lord by fire, for that is their inheritance. They shall have no inheritance among their brothers; the Lord is their inheritance, as he promised them."
Deuteronomy 18:1-2

The tribe of Levi was to have no earthly inheritance with the other clans of Israel. They were to do the work of the ministry in the tabernacle. They were given houses to live in and their daily provisions came from the offerings and sacrifices given by the people, but they did not receive any land inheritance as the other tribes did. Instead, the Lord was their inheritance. He was to be their portion, their allotment.

In the book of Revelation it mentions that Jesus has made us kings and priests (Revelation 1:6) unto God. We are kings and priests to God, not only are we of the tribe of Judah through Christ but we are of the tribe of Levi and God's desire is that He be our inheritance, our one desire, our one focus in life.

The Bible speaks of receiving an incorruptible inheritance, where moth or rust cannot touch it. What is that inheritance? Its the Lord. It is so easy to get caught up in the cares of life and this present world, and in making this world our inheritance, but have you made the Lord your inheritance, have you taken up your cross, daily, and do you follow Him and minister unto Him daily. Is pleasing Him your one desire, your focus, your one goal in life? Or is it other things?

May we make Him our inheritance daily and seek to follow in His perfect will continually.

Dear heavenly Father, I thank You that You desire for Your children to walk in Your ways and to place You first in their lives. May we all place you as our inheritance and seek to do your will. We love You Father, in Jesus name, Amen.