I am the worse to call a friend or family member immediately to ask their advice. We become too dependant on other people’s advice instead of just calling on the Lord. We often run to the phone to call someone we depend on for advice when we need it. Do you dial the number and panic when they don’t answer. God always has the right answers, you just have to call on him. He is always ready for us to pour out our hearts and lean on him.
‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.
Do you push yourself every day to what you can obtain financially? There is alot of financial strain on families now. The devil uses or desire to gain more worldly goods for our families as a stumbling block. We have to provide for our children but the most important thing we provide them is ourselves. Do you invest time in your children apart form school work and sports. Do you invest in their eternity teaching them the word of God, that no scholarship or six figure income could ever achieve for them. What do we work for and who?
“No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.”
Doubt is something we all wrestle with. Does it mean we have lost faith or fighting for it. When we pray for faith does God give us faith or an opportunity to be faithful? We pray for patience, Does God give us patience or the opportunity to be patient. We all want to be spoon fed everything we ask for. But if it came easily, would we appreciate it? Don’t doubt God hears our prayers.
Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done.
Once you become God’s child, nothing can separate us from God’s love. We might make decisions that place farther from Him, but he never distances himself. We are the ones that draw away and allow circumstances to change our heart. But God is always the same. Do you believe that? He gave up His only Son for us all. He gave us Christ. Many of us have suffered heartache of losing someone. You don’t ever have to worry about losing God. God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. That is the one and only things you count on in this life!
“If God is for us, who can ever be against us?”
Most of our obstacles in life are mental. We have to overcome fears and anxieties. Many people are hesitant to do a box jump. The box looks so high and we are not sure of our proprioception. Most of what we do in CrossFit is breaking past those mental barriers, of I can’t. Many people surpassed the height they thought they could. So how do we know when we should go out on a limb or hug the trunk? God tells us to fear nothing but Him. If we hold fast to His word, he will guide our path.
For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the Lord made the heavens.
1 Chronicles 16:25-26
Being a Christian is difficult in the world we live in. The easy part of becoming a Christian is being saved. You have to believe that Christ died on the cross for your sins. Ask Him to come into your heart. Growing in Christ can be a challenge. Maybe you become saved and no one else in your family is. Maybe some of your friends don’t support your change. Just remember when you become a child of God, he gives us victory over sin and death. There is no better gift than that. He loved us so much that He sent His Son to die for our sins.
No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him. 1 Corinthians 2:9
Have you ever tried to understand something that just made no since. Sometimes we try to figure out why things happen, but there is no rhyme or reason. When you are in the midst of a trial in your life or something bad happens unexpected, we usually have to fight bitterness and confusion.
You might ask the question,where do we go from here? Our minds try to comprehend the now, but remember God sees the big picture. Ask Him to help you understand and to guide you. He will help us out of the ruts in the road but we got ask for help.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6