Understanding and appreciating what Jesus has done for us and developing a personal relationship with Him.
Pro 3:5-6 KJV 5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
After I was ” born again ” at the age of 33, this scripture was impressed on my heart. I spent some time thinking about it but evidently not enough. I didn’t think that it was that difficult to do. It took me another 30 plus years , just to start understanding it. Isa 55:9 KJV For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. God’s ways are so far out, that we can not understand them. Faith, believing, trusting without understanding, goes contrary against our flesh : what we see with our eyes, hear with our ears, and can believe with our brain. Common sense is common. God’s ways are far above our common sense ways. We want to be able to figure it out, but God says just believe – just trust Me. So trusting in the Lord, requires ” faith ” , ” believe “. How do we do that ? The Bible tells us : Rom 10:17 KJV So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. This can not be just a casual hearing. It has to get from our brain down into our soul ( mind, will, emotions ). This takes meditation and communion with God to really believe. This is what please God. Heb 11:6 KJV But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Let’s take a example of this kind of faith. Psa 91:9-10 KJV 9 Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; 10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. This is a for today and a everyday scripture ! Almost everyone is afraid of the virus. They don’t believe this scripture, so they are not trusting in God but their own understanding. It’s not easy to believe ! It takes time, abiding in ” the secret place “. , ” in Christ Jesus “. This is where you get to know Him. You learn how much He loves you, how much He suffered for you, how He wants to live in you and you living through Him. 1Jn 4:9 KJV In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
Dear Jesus ! Forgive me for taking you for granted. Because of all that you have done for me, you deserve my love and time to spend with you. Help me to know you more so that I can trust you more. Thank you for your faithfulness, your love, patients, mercy, joy, and SHALOM/Peace. AMEN. SHALOM2U
Pro 10:6 NET Blessings are on the head of the righteous, but the speech of the wicked conceals violence.
WHEN WE RECEIVE JESUS AS OUR SAVIOR, WE CAN DECLARE THAT WE OUR RIGHTEOUS. RIGHTEOUSNESS IS A GIFT RECEIVED BY FAITH. Rom 3:22 KJV Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:. SO NOW WE CAN DECLARE THE BLESSINGS OF GOD BY FAITH. THIS IS HOW FAITH AND GRACE WORKS; ALL BY BELIEVING IN WHAT JESUS HAS DONE FOR US.
Dear Jesus! THANK YOU FOR YOUR FREE GIFT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS BY FAITH IN YOU. WE DECLARE YOUR BLESSINGS OVER ALL WHO HAVE FAITH IN YOU. RAISE UP THE RIGHTEOUS. LET THEM SHINE AND GIVE YOU GLORY THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. To God be the glory, in Jesus name Amen!
Pro 12:7 KJV The wicked are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand.
The house of the righteous will stand! Isn’t that Good News. We are made righteous by faith in Jesus Christ. This is God’s grace , God’s love. Know, believe, declare that you are righteous in Christ Jesus. Then declare God’s promise that your house will stand. It won’t be destroyed by the works of the devil.
Dear Jesus! I put my trust in you. You are my Saviour. my righteousness. Thank you for blessings my house with your saving grace. We will stand because of your grace. Amen