The soul has a vital part to play in our existence. We are made up of Spirit, Soul and body 1 Thel 5: 23 reads And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Nobody likes the sound of war. War signifies turmoil which nobody would intentionally choose. So how would anyone choose “war” unintentionally?
Do you have a friend that you know very well? You can vouch for the person at any time.
Let’s assume you had an appointment with the person and he/she didn’t show up. By virtual of the knowledge you know of the person, you would be convinced that something out of the persons control must have happened because the trend is “out of character”.
We will not always have the answers or know how things will plan out, but one thing is sure “God is faithful”. When we don’t understand, we must trust God for who He is.
This will bless anyone that has had to deal with difficult relationships
What matters most to you. What people think about you, or how the Lord sees you?
We live in a world that tries to size people up, put them in different classes. Some people pride themselves in their professions, area where they live or who they associate with. While there is nothing wrong in having a good profession, or live in a good area of town, all these are temporal situations and circumstances. Have you ever had a boss before that is now referred to as “he /she was my boss? This shows how temporal these things can be.
Our priority should be to please the Lord. What does the Lord see? Do we see ourselves the way the Lord does? At the end of the day, it’s the Lord opinion that will matter.
Have you ever walked pass a building site and seen a yellow sign “Work in progress”, most of us have. When we see the sign, we are not expecting a perfect building while the process is taking place.
Growth is a process. Having a baby is a good example. All babies grow up however it’s a process and it takes time. In light of that, lets have a look at this scripture: Ephesians 4: 15 “ But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ”.
Gold is very precious and this is very much part of heaven. If you gave somebody a golden ring, it would imply that the person is important. Do you realise that your prayers are effective and very important to God?
Many of us blame Abraham for having Ishmael, but don’t we all have the tendency to do this same?
Have you ever seen somebody do something and say” But God told me?”.
Now lets have a closer look at this account.
In the book of Genesis, Abraham told the Lord that he was childless and the Lord told him that out of his loins would come his own child.
Imagine that you are in a situation, doing everything you know how to do right yet things are not working? You pray and find out that the reason of your struggle is due to a wrong association and nothing will change until you disassociate?
This is what happened to the men that sailed with Jonah. The full account can be found in the book of Jonah.
Sacrifice is a step beyond convenience. Bill Johnson