Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved. Psalms 62:1-2
Just like a child that go through growth spurts, the godly will go through them also. Growth spurts are not always a comfortable feeling and may cause us extreme pain. When adversity come in our lives, it helps us to grow in our confidence in the Lord. The solution that will help ease the pain is by patiently waiting on our God for our deliverance. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. (Psalms 30:5)
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Matthew 6:21
What possessions in this life do we hold close to our heart? Is it our house or maybe our car? Or maybe its some jewelry or even money? The worldly things of this life will not last forever because it will rust, mold or stolen from us. These tangible things that we treasure, we cannot take with us when we die. There was a story told that a man died and when he got to heaven’s gate, the angel questioned him as to why he was carrying a bag with him. The man pull out of his bag a gold bar thinking he would impress the angel. But the angel shook his head asking why would he bring pavement with him. That is why we have set our affections on things that are above, and not on things of this earth. (Colossians 3:5) The treasures that we should hold close to our heart is a life in Christ. We store up our treasures by living a godly life, by applying the Word of God to our lives and having intimate communication with God with our prayers. Then our treasures will last for eternity.
The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace. Exodus 14:14
Moses and the Israelites were at the Red Sea and Pharoah’s army were behind them. They had nowhere to go. God had order their steps to go this route because they were not mentally prepared to fight other nations to get to the Promised Land. Even now they were very afraid and started complaining to Moses that it was better for them to be slaves of the Egyptians then to die in the wilderness. One thing they did do right is they begin to cry out to God. God allows “Red Sea” trials in our lives to teach us how to depend on Him. Too many times we want to depend on our own might and our own knowledge to fix adverse situations in our lives, but we usually make a mess of it. God wants to teach us how to obey Him and how to follow His lead. This is the time not to become fearful in adversity, but be still and see His deliverance. How do we be still, by keeping our focus on Him and holding our peace. He will fight for us. The battle is not ours, but the Lord’s.
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. Galatians 6:9
In the book of Galatians chapter six, Paul writes about sowing and reaping. It is so important to sow good seeds so that we can benefit a great harvest in our reaping. Just like a farmer when he goes out and tills the soil preparing to sow his seeds, he make sure he plants plenty of seeds into the ground. Why? Because he is expecting a great abundance when it comes time for harvest. One thing a farmer realizes that when he plants corn seeds, he does not expect to receive beans for his harvest. What kind of seeds are we sowing in our lives today? So why do we think when we sow seeds of bitterness, hatred, strife, anger, unforgiveness, or envy do we expect to receive a harvest of good in return? What we sow is what we will reap. That’s why we are admonished not to sow seeds of our flesh. It’s so important to sow seeds of love, joy, peace, forgiveness and compassion. Because when we sow these spiritual seeds, we will reap them in return. We must not get tired of doing the right things even though we may not see the results of our actions immediately. Don’t stop and don’t give up. Continue in what is right because in due season we shall reap abundantly!
And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:8
What the people of God needs now is love sweet love….Love is a very important attribute in our walk. Why? Because God is love. It started with Him in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world” which is his creation. Even though his creation sinned and disobeyed, He found a way to reconciled us back to Him because of His great love for us. He looked beyond all of our faults and He saw our needs. Love is an action word. We ought to follow God’s example in showing our love to each other than just saying mere words. For how can we say we love God whom we never seen, but we hate our brother whom we see every day. For if anyone loves God, they must love their brother too. This is a commandment from God. (1 John 4:20)
For we walk by faith, not by sight …2 Corinthians 5:7
Faith is an action word. Every day we put our faith in action in believing that when we drive our vehicle that it will get us to our destination. We believe that as we sit in a chair we have faith that it will hold us. We also have faith that when our payroll check is direct deposit into our bank account, that it’s in our account, and we will take funds out of it by writing a check or by using our debit card. So why do we lack faith when it comes to God? Abraham had faith in God. God told him to leave his country and from his family unto a land where he would show him. How did Abraham show his faith? By doing just what God told him to do. He gathered up his belongings, his wife, and his nephew Lot and left. I can imagine if God had told some of us to do this, we would be questioning him by saying, “Is that really you God speaking to me?”
To have faith, we must see with our spiritual eyes and not with our natural eyes. We have to use our “Now Faith” and have confidence in the things we hope for even though we cannot see it in the natural. Unless we have faith, it’s impossible to please God. For us to be able to approach Him, we must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Christ? John 4:29
Here is a woman who was out at the well getting her water at the hottest time of day. Little did she know that she had appointment to meet with God this day and this very hour. She was a woman who was an outcast and a misfit because she was thirsty for love in all the wrong places. She was ostracized and avoided by the women of this town because of her lifestyle living with a her fifth man who was not her husband. Today was the day that she would be set free in her soul and in her mind. Today she was to receive water that would cause her to never thirst again because it came sprung from the well of everlasting life.
Are you thirsty? Are you thirsty for love or looking for satisfaction in your life? Do you want a drink from this well and never thirst again? Jesus says if anyone thirst, let them come unto Him, and He will give them drink. If you will trust Him and accept Him as your Savior, out of your belly (your heart) shall flow rivers of living water. He will wash and cleanse your heart of all sins and His Spirit will come and dwell within you.