Don’t Judge Me!

1 Samuel 16:6-7 (KJV)

And it came to pass, when they were come, that he looked on Eliab, and said, Surely the Lord‘s anointed is before him.

But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.

Many time we are judged by our appearance, socioeconomic, job status, community status, and even what church we attend.  The Lord is saying to us today, I’m not looking at your past mistakes, failures, mishaps, or disappointments.  I’m looking at your heart.  What is your heart saying???   You can’t get wrapped up in how people judge your outward appearance.  You make sure you know whats going on in your heart.  At such time like this, we do not want the Lord to refuse us.  Live a life that is pleasing unto the Lord.

Psalm 26:2(NIV)

Test me, Lord, and try me, examine my heart and my mind;

 

My Hiding Place

Psalm 119:114 (KJV)

114 Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.

 

I remember playing a game called hide and seek.  Where you had to hid from the person that was counting and when they were finished, ready or not here they come.  Well, that was in the natural.  Let’s look at it from a spiritual perspective.  Jesus Christ is responsible for us.  So that makes him qualified to be our hiding place and our shield.  He will covers us when the storms of life are raging.  We are protected under His loving care.  Make sure you study your Word, because in The Word is hope and everlasting life.

Prayer:

Lord, help me grab all that You want me to.

What’s on Your Record?

Romans 14:11 (KJV)

11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

Revelation 20:12 (KJV)

12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

Since day one someone have been keeping a record on us.  Records such as birth record, immunization record, school record, baptism record, and a death record.  What will be on your record when the books are opened before God.  Every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess to God, the deeds done in this mortal body.  What will be your confession:

  • I believed in Jesus Christ
  • I feed the hungry
  • I gave to the poor
  • I was baptist
  • I am Saved

Those will be statements that someone will say….will it be you?  It’s time to rethink your plan of salvation the time is now, Jesus Christ is soon to return.  It will be a sad day if Jesus Christ say depart from me I knew you not.

Matthew 7:21-23 (KJV)

21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

Being An Example

Daily Devotion Reflection:

And you yourself must be an example to them by doing good works of every kind. Let everything you do reflect the integrity and seriousness of your teaching. (NLT) -Titus 2:7 It’s easier to tell someone what to do than it is to lead by example.  Modeling our beliefs is much more impactful and makes the value ingrained deeper in all who see our example.  Telling others what and how to react takes the choice away from them.  God will speak to them and show them the error of their ways through your behavior alone.  Set the example and let all you do be a reflection of Him.

What do you believe?

Exodus 3:5-8King James Version (KJV)

And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.

Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.

And the Lord said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;

And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.

 

God wants us to draw nigh upon to him, because He has everything we need.  God told Moses to take off his shoes, because the ground you standest on is holy ground.  Are  you standing on the Word of God for your situations or circumstances?  Do you believe God can change anything or anybody?

The LORD said , I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their task- masters; for i know their sorrow (v.7).  Do you believe the Lord has seen your pain and sorrow?  I want to inform you that God sees all your struggles.

God will deliver us in His own time.  We must keep the faith and stand on the Word of God.  God promised to come down and deliver the children of Israel and give them a land  and a large land flowing with milk and honey.  What do you want?  If you can only believe.

I Will Trust God

1 I will love You, O LORD, my strength. 2 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress and my deliverer; My GOD, my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. 3 I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised; So shall I be saved from my enemies. Psalms 18:1-3 (NKJV)

I am trusting in you Lord because you are my strength. There are days I feel like I can’t make it and then I remember that I’m not alone because you got me. Lord you are my rock, my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer! I no longer have to give into fear, but I can rejoice in the God of my salvation. Lord I love you and I trust you.