We must learn to cast the entirety of our faith, our life and all our circumstances on Jesus…
“The first great and primary business to which I ought to attend every day is to have my soul happy in the Lord.”
— George Mueller
It’s all about getting our head on right each morning for the battle ahead.
We were never intended to make this trip of life alone.
The Bible makes it clear that we have been created for God’s pleasure, to have 24/7 365 communion and fellowship with Him.
Without this vertical connection with God being solid in our life, we are all like fish out of water, flopping around on the shores of life looking for our way back home.
In Isaiah 43, God tells us that we belong to Him, that we are His and He knows each of us by name.
So He says, “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.
When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you.
Like what happened with
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego (see Daniel 3), God never promises to keep us from the fire, but to walk with us through it.
So when you find yourself pressed in on all sides and walking through the fires of life, never look at what you’re walking through; rather look at Whom you are walking with.
We are ALL such leaky vessels and so we must be filled and refilled with the Holy Spirit at the start of each day.
This refilling process starts each morning, as we get into God’s presence.
What follows is the protocol for us to enter God’s presence:
A Song of Praise for the Lord’s Faithfulness to His People
A Psalm of Thanksgiving.
1 Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands!
2 Serve the Lord with gladness;
Come before His presence with singing.
3 Know that the Lord, He is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
And into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
5 For the Lord is good;
His mercy is everlasting,
And His truth endures to all generations.
1. Start off your day by giving God the first fruits of your day, by scheduling some quiet/alone time with God each morning.
2. Get yourself on a Bible reading program where you will read through the entire Bible at least once a year, that we may have the full Counsel of God’s Word to benefit from.
The Old Testament unfolds in the New; and the New Testament is infolded in the Old.
Timothy 3:16-17 tells us that,
“All Scripture (all 66 books) is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
There are a total of 66 books that we have to familiarize ourselves with and meditate in, in order that we may understand and rightly divide God’s Word of Truth
3. And have to have finished your devotional reading of the Scriptures, be ready to devote at least 15 to 20 minutes praying in the spirit and listening in your spirit, in order to hear whatever rhema knowledge the Holy Spirit might want to impart to you for the day ahead.
Monday, Nov 21
From God at Eventide
We are to be Glad in the Lord…
God says, “Wait before Me with a song of praise in your hearts. Sing unto Me a new song.
There will always be something in each day for which to thank Me.
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