Monday, March 5, 2012
There are many promises in the Bible; promises that belong to believers and can be an active part of our lives if we choose. If we choose? If we choose. That means we as believers can choose not to have God promises in our lives. As for me and my house, we live for the promises of God and have never been disappointed.
Proverbs 1:33 "But all who listen to me will live in peace, untroubled by fear of harm..."
I love this scripture because it's pretty straightforward and to the point. That's what I like about my relationship with Christ-it's pretty straightforward and to the point. There's no hidden agenda. He promises that if I would slow down, and take time to listen to what He has to say to me (since He knows my end from my beginning), that He would fulfill His promises for my life. Let's take a closer look at what one of those promises are.
My personal definition of peace is a place of consistent serenity and tranquility. Some might wonder how anyone could have peace in a world filled with as much turmoil as ours is. As we speak there is all manner of pain happening all over the world. How can we have peace in these days? I admit, initially this was not an easy concept for me to grasp. Struggling, I had a conversation with the Lord some time ago. I was feeling helpless. Watching the news can do this even the strongest of us. As I watched my television one particular evening, my physical resolve to make the world a better place was zapped in a New York Minute. There were so many things going on. A feeling of hopelessness tried to crowd my mind. I asked God what an insignificant person such as myself could do when there was so much wrong in the world. I heard the words Live for Me in my spirit. Simple enough. And it was with that small bit of information that I set out to learn how to live for Christ. I've come to find that trusting in God to be who He is, allows me the freedom to live in peace. This trust gives me the power I need to be effective in my area of purpose. Knowing that God has made promises to us, that He sealed them with the blood of Jesus and ignites them through the power of the Holy Ghost, knowing that these promises are real and tailored to our life's journey, and knowing that they are for our benefit is excactly the kind of life-changing information that can set our true life, a life of goodness in motion.
I don't know about you but I have seen firsthand the promises of God at work in my life and have no desire to live any other way. My family and I have tapped into a place where our prayers are answered sometimes even before we can utter them. God has begun to show His goodness to us in ways we could never imagine. Do you want to effect change in your home, on your job, in your business, church, community? Then do as David did, and as I do-sit before the Lord. Listen to Him, read your bible so you'll know the character of your Creator. When you do, you'll surely be able to say as David did "You are God, and your words are true".