But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. Psalms 1:2
In this state of meditation, He talks with us; He ministers to us and through His spirit will reveal things to us that on our own we probably would never contemplate. It's good to love to talk to God in our prayers, but it's even better when He takes the time to talk to us. He places words of encouragement in our heart; not only for ourselves but for us to share with others. He sends admonishments and leads us to words of edification. He enlightens His word within us and opens our understanding.
Rest assured that whatever He gives you, He always comes back and confirms it through someone else. So on this particular day, I just felt led to write down some of the things that God communed with me. Prayerfully, you will see yourself in some of these statements and they will confirm some things in your life, help strengthen you and grow you in your relationship with God.
When King Saul was caught in his disobedience, he was sorry, but only for being caught. Being sorry for your sin is not enough. Your sorrow must lead to repentance (confession, ceasing the sin against God, and resolving to live according to God's plan; it includes an admission of guilt, a promise or resolve not to repeat the offense; an attempt to make restitution for the wrong, or in some way to reverse the harmful effects of the wrong where possible).
Wherefore then didst thou not obey the voice of the Lord, but didst fly upon the spoil, and didst evil in the sight of the Lord? And Saul said unto Samuel, Yea, I have obeyed the voice of the Lord, and have gone the way which the Lord sent me, and have brought Agag the king of Amalek, and have utterly destroyed the Amalekites. But the people took of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the chief of the things which should have been utterly destroyed, to sacrifice unto the Lord thy God in Gilgal. And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king. And Saul said unto Samuel, I have sinned: for I have transgressed the commandment of the Lord, and thy words: because I feared the people, and obeyed their voice. 1 Samuel 15:19-24
> Holiness is not an option
Get right or get left! God is coming back for a remnant of His people, will you be ready?
And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord. Luke 1:17
Your reputation among men is not more important than your relationship with God. We are to build our self up in God so that others can see the God in us.
He must increase , but I must decrease. John 3:30
Against thee, thee only, have I sinned , and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest , and be clear when thou judgest. Psalms 51:4
Beloved, don’t you know that in God you are complete? It's not a man or woman who completes you. At best, they can enhance your life, but it is God who creates a perfect work in you.
> Praise God
Just keep on praising him, anyhow, through the pain, the hurt, the struggles, the disappointments, and then will come the joy, the sunshine, the love, the victory, the rainbow at the end of the cloud.
The elevation to higher heights and deeper depths does not come without test and trials:
And the God of all grace, who called you unto his eternal glory in Christ, after that ye have suffered a little while, shall himself perfect, establish, strengthen you. I Peter 5:10
My soul loves Jesus – He is all that I need. Loving Jesus everyday, that's all there is . . .
Get in your word and find the encouragement you need to stay with the Lord!
How are you letting God change you? He can’t do anything positive in you until you let Him.
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6
Honor God in the life that you live for Him. The word of God instructs us in this manner:
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate , saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, 2 Corinthians 6:14:17
> God's Love
God loves me with an everlasting love, one that doesn’t shift and change depending on my behavior:
But the steadfast love of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children's children, Psalms 103:17
> Spiritual Armour
It’s a spiritual battle; don’t bring a knife to a gun fight – put on the whole armor of God so you can come out victorious! (refer to: Ephesians 6:11-18)
How can you be mad at God; He didn’t leave you, you left Him.
Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. Hebrews 13:5
God said in His word: I will never leave you nor forsake you. Don’t let go of His hand; hold on as if your life depended on it. Because guess what – it does!
Every morning, we ought to be lifting our hands in praise to our wonderful Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
> Mindset declarations:
¨ Nothing & no one is going to separate me from the love of God.
¨ Respond to God’s word and he will respond to you.
¨ Be so rooted and grounded in God so that when you get there, your godly integrity will keep you there.
Meditation is powerful because God shows up and communes in so many ways when we open our self to Him. He comforts me even as He chastens me in other areas. He speaks specific words for me to share on an individual basis with others.
We cannot get so busy or caught up in our life that we don’t give God time to commune with us. Even in our prayers, often time we pray to God or rather, we pray at God and that is okay sometimes when we just want to say thank you. But, you need to allow God to speak directly to you; you’ll know it’s God because He will always confirm His word. Take the time to commune with Him through meditation.
Come to the place where you realize that while you think you are waiting on God, He is waiting on you!
Be encouraged and blessed in the Lord!