Have you ever come across a difficult person in church, your home group or home church? The honest truth is that we are all work in process, and there are various reasons why a person can be out of character.
Galatians 1: 15- 19
15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace,
16 To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:
17 Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus.
18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days.
19 But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's brother.
Many of us have heard of the account in the bible where Moses disobeyed the commandment of the Lord. He was told to strike the rock, but he smote the rock. But if you pay close attention, it was both Moses and Aaron that were instructed and both paid the price for disobedience.
Many of us are familiar with the account of Abraham and his obedience when God asked him to offer up his only son. The account can be found in the 22nd chapter of Genesis. We have heard sermons of how faithful Abraham was in obeying the Lord, however have we ever thought about the impact on Isaac?
How we see God is so critical to our Christian walk. God is good (Psalm 34: 8, Psalm 145:9) and God is love (1 John 4: 8, 1 John 4: 16), these are just two of the many attributes of our loving father.
We need the eyes of our understanding to be enlightened to know who God really is. We need revelation knowledge (Ephesians 1: 18) to perceive and know our father.
Everything created has a purpose. Even when human beings manufacture things, they are always designed for a specific purpose.
As children of God, we all know that the Lord has formed each one of us uniquely for us to display what He has created us for. Isaiah 43: 7 Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.
During a church service, it is announced that a certain guest speaker will be ministering the following Sunday. You have never heard of the speaker and you decide to do a search on “google” about the person? Does this sound familiar? How many of us have done this or do this fairly often?
Most of us are familiar with the account in the bible, when God brought out the children of Israel from the land of Egypt having been slaves for almost 400 years.
While there are many things we can learn from this account and many lessons, let’s have a look at what happened when the children of Israel got to the Red Sea.
I recently logged into our energy account to summit readings for electricity and gas. For some reason, the site was very slow in loading. The screen displayed “loading”, for a while, much longer than usual.
Have you ever found yourself in a difficult situation? As time begins to pass , have you ever started questioning yourself?
Yes there are times when we need to allow the Lord to correct us and we make the necessary adjustments. However, we do not need to do everything right before the Lord delivers us.
Sacrifice is a step beyond convenience. Bill Johnson