Gracious God, hallow be Thy Name, let Your Kingdom come and Your will be done here on earth. It is a blessing to serve the Lord. We are grateful for Your guidance and our Sufficiency in Christ Jesus. Glory be to Your Holy Name.
Beloved, our brother David said in the Psalms 66:13 – For the zeal of Thy house has consumed me. Also in Ps 84:10- it is better to be a doorkeeper in God’s house than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
How is it with you, dearly beloved? The last week of June is here, how far can you say you have gone both personally and spiritually? Can you review your monthly target and say “well done” to yourself or are there things that you need to re-visit or areas you need to pay attention to?
As good as that plans or ways seems, let us bring it before God and examine it under the light of His Word. Does it seem right before Him? Come along with me, let us consider our ways, lest we fall out of will for us:
There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it is the way of death.—Proverbs 16:25
Things are not always what they seem. Proverbs warns that we can be deceived into believing we are going down the right path and yet be heading toward death, the opposite direction from God’s will. People do not naturally seek God or pursue righteousness (Rom. 3:10–18). Only as the Spirit awakens our hearts to the Person of Christ are we able to desire God’s will.
If we make decisions apart from the guidance of the Spirit of God, we will be like a ship trying to sail without a compass. We will do what makes the most sense, based on our own wisdom. But what looks attractive may actually lead to sin, ultimately destroying what is precious to us, for our most profound human thinking is mere foolishness to God (1 Cor. 1:18–20). Only God knows the way that leads to life, and He wants to lead us to walk in it (Matt. 7:13–14).
Don’t assume every opportunity that arises is from God. Satan will disguise himself as an “angel of light,” and his invitations will seem to be in your best interest (2 Cor. 11:14). Yet his way leads only to death (John 8:44). The word of God will be like a light to your path, guiding you in the ways of righteousness (Ps. 119:105).
It can be perilous to follow a path that seems right without first consulting the Holy Spirit for guidance (John 16:13). Take time to seek the Holy Spirit’s direction when you face decisions. He knows the full ramifications of your choices. The Holy Spirit will assist you to understand truth and to experience abundant life. Trust Him as He leads you.
Are you ready and willing to work with the Holy Spirit? Reminding ourselves again our theme for the monthly, “Our month of Blessedness”. Your plan, way, desires, yearn, wish, crave are they all seem good before the Lord? Before you accuse God of not fulfilling His own part of the bargain, did you perform yours? Are there all seems right before Him?
Beloved, don’t forget, if you are willing and obedient, He will lead you in right path. Come and read more below:
“He led them forth by the right way.” Psalm 107:7
Changeful experience often leads the anxious believer to enquire “Why is it thus with me?” I looked for light, but lo, darkness came; for peace, but behold trouble. I said in my heart, my mountain standeth firm, I shall never be moved. Lord, thou dost hide Thy face, and I am troubled.
It was but yesterday that I could read my title clear; today my evidences are bedimmed, and my hopes are clouded. Yesterday I could climb to Pisgah’s top, and view the landscape o’er, and rejoice with confidence in my future inheritance; today, my spirit has no hopes, but many fears; no joys, but much distress. Is this part of God’s plan with me? Can this be the way in which God would bring me to heaven? Yes, it is even so. The eclipse of your faith, the darkness of your mind, the fainting of your hope, all these things are but parts of God’s method of making you ripe for the great inheritance upon which you shall soon enter.
These trials are for the testing and strengthening of your faith—they are waves that wash you further upon the rock—they are winds which waft your ship the more swiftly towards the desired haven. According to David’s words, so it might be said of you, “so He bringeth them to their desired haven.” By honour and dishonour, by evil report and by good report, by plenty and by poverty, by joy and by distress, by persecution and by peace, by all these things is the life of your souls maintained, and by each of these are you helped on your way.
Oh, think not, believer, that your sorrows are out of God’s plan; they are necessary parts of it. “We must, through much tribulation, enter the kingdom.” Learn, then, even to “count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations.” (Jas 1:2). We don’t want to be tiring Christian but without trials, how can your faith be proven in Christ Jesus. Your Master Jesus was tempted, so be it not strange when it comes to you. It will not overcome you for He has overcome and prayed for you, look upon Him and be victorious.
Praise the Lord!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
“O let my trembling soul be still,
And wait Thy wise, Thy holy will!
I cannot, Lord, Thy purpose see,
Yet all is well since ruled by Thee.”
This week remain blessed in the Lord’ Name! Amen!.
Remain blessed in the Lord.