Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed in pure water. - Hebrews 10:22 HCSB
It has been said that character is what we are when nobody is watching. How true. When we do things that we know aren't right, we try to hide them from our families and friends. But even then, God is watching.
Few things in life torment us more than a guilty conscience. And, few things in life provide more contentment than the knowledge we are obeying the conscience that God has placed in our hearts.
If you sincerely want to create the best possible life for yourself and your loved ones, never forsake your conscience. And remember this: when you walk with God, your character will take care of itself ... and you won't need to look over your shoulder to see who, besides God, is watching.
So, when you hear the still small voice, when you hear your conscience, realize it is God speaking to you. God is trying to open your eyes, your ears, your heart to realizing he has the best in store for you.
So, today, trust your conscience.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; think about Him in all your ways, and He will guide you on the right paths. - Proverbs 3:5-6 HCSB
At the center of your Bible, you find the Book of Psalms. In it are some of the most beautiful words ever translated. The most beautiful is the 23rd Psalm. There is no scripture more beautiful than the 23rd Psalm. David describes God as a shepherd who cares for His flock. It's no wonder why these verses have provided comfort and hope for generations of believers.
On occasion, maybe even today, you will confront circumstances that trouble you to the very core of your being, your soul. But, when you are afraid, trust in God. When you are worried, turn your concerns over to Him. When you are anxious, be still and listen for the quiet assurance of God's promises. And then, place your life in His hands. He is your Shepherd today and throughout eternity. Trust the shepherd.
Sometimes the very essence of faith is trusting God in the midst of things He knows good and well we cannot comprehend.
The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. Psalm 51:17
Are you demanding God's mercy, blessings and grace upon you when you are doing nothing for God's kingdom? Do you expect God to take care of you, yet you place him as an afterthought? What are you doing for God today? Have you given up the things of God for the things of this world? And if so, are you experiencing financial troubles, depression, stress? Is your spirit broken? Go to God, ask for forgiveness, repent for your sins, repent for putting the world before him. Go to him with a contrite heart. He is the comforter. He is your hope. He is your peace. Place HIM first!!!!
God says, "O that my people would listen to me." Psalm 81:13
Repent therefore, and turn to God so that your sins may be wiped out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Messiah appointed for you, that is, Jesus. Acts 3:19-20
Lord, as we worship you today, may we be listening for your voice. Help us to hear and to understand your call to us. As we listen, impart your will into our hearts so we may do your will here on earth as it is in heaven. Amen.
Choose life so that you and your descendants may live, loving the Lord your God, obeying him, and holding fast to him. Deuteronomy 30:19,20
Today, every decision you make influences the lives of your family in the future. However, you live your life, your family will look to you for guidance. So, what decision are you going to make today? Are you going to choose the world? The world that is full of sin, sickness, shame and suffering? Or are you going to choose God? Are you going to choose Jesus? Are you going to choose LIFE? Because LIFE is only given in Christ Jesus, the Son of God, God. So are you going to love Him, obey Him and follow Him? Choose LIFE!!!!