Sunday, August 26, 2012
Psalms 32:8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shall go: I will guide the with mine eye.. Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding; whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.
Sometimes in life we want to hold onto doing things our way. We tell ourselves we know what we are doing. We act like GOD doesn't mind if we don't always rely on HIM for instruct and guidance. HE wants us to rely on HIM for everything. HE is is full of mercy and patience. I am thankful for that. It is easy to slip into going on about our daily lives, doing and going. Not taking time to ask for HIS guidance throughout the day. Some folks go for days without even praying. I mean real praying not quoting some poetic prayer that was memorized. That is fine for small children who is learning about praying, but not for adults. I just heard of a survey where 80% of people who said they had a Bible only read it about once a year. WHAT? The word of GOD is the Christian's sword of the SPIRIT. It is GOD talking to us, instructing, GOD revealing HIMSELF to us........ How can we fail to be close to GOD? How can we not depend on GOD? How can we not spend time with HIM? HE is our strength, our high tower, our salvation, our shield from the threats of the world and satan. A Christian that does not serve GOD or spend time with HIM will be weak spiritually. No intimacy with the LORD means opening yourself up for snares. sin, misery, and fiery darts of the devil. As an individual every Christian must I mean must stay close to GOD. No matter how busy life is. No matter what trouble you are facing or going through. HE is our life stream. He wants us to stay under the shadow of HIS wings. Have you ever watched baby chicks when the mother hen gathers them under her wings. She keeps them hide from the sun beating down, or the rain the is pouring down, or a threat that may be near by. The chicks that refuse to stay under her wing is under a real threat of the elements or other danger. We are the same. When we wonder away for any amount of time we are in danger and under threat. If you are a Christian and you aren't walking in HIS will or staying close to HIM daily, I beg you to turn to the LORD right now and cling to HIM. Spend time everyday with the LORD. Stay near HIM. As the body of Christ we must pray for one another and help each other.y Lifting up the spiritual weak and not be afraid to ask for prayer if we are experiencing a weak area in our life. Yes even with weight loss. Pick up your Bible and study it Take time to pray, today if you haven't God bless you! God will guide and instruct you daily if you will let HIM.
For all those who said a prayer for me while I was experiencing a plateau. That is a weak place for me. I kept my faith in GOD. HE helped me realize what I needed to do by talking with one of the Sparkers. I pushed my exercise up a notch. I lost 3.5 pounds this week. The plateau broke. Praise the LORD who is ever faithful to direct our paths. Thank you my Sparker Friend for your encouragement.