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Call to the Prayer Warriors: God’s People Flee Immorality

Monday, March 23, 2015

God calls and equips us as His people to stand firm on the things of God, stand firm against the enemy of God, and stand firm in our service to Him. God promises that those who are His stand because He is able to make us stand. However, in this life there will be trouble, and in that trouble there are a few things God’s word instructs us to flee. This week we take a look at the things God instructs us to flee, this first of which is…

Immorality ~ 1 Corinthians 6:18

“Flee immorality. Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the immoral man sins against his own body.”

Sin hurts oneself, mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally. Sin takes its toll on our flesh. Sexual sin invites brokenness and disease. So does spiritual adultery: having any other god besides Jehovah-Tsidkenu (The Lord our Righteousness) invites destruction of one’s body. Immorality is self destructive.

The defining parameters of the immoral include:

  1. transgressing accepted moral rules; corrupt
  2. sexually dissolute; profligate or promiscuous
  3. unscrupulous or unethical: lacking integrity.
  4. tending to corrupt or resulting from corruption

Refusing to abide by rules of morality outlined for us in God’s word, sexual promiscuity, lack of integrity and Run-Away5trustworthiness, corrupting and being corrupted, all these harm oneself and those around us. As we seek to be moral beings for our own sake, that we may be well and prosper in the BLESSing of the Lord, there are other flesh relationships we must consider:

We begin with the fact that we who are in Christ are the temple of God, His body through whom He lives, breathes and move in the earth; His image bearer, His representative in the earth. To sin against Him in our relationship with Him is to sin against our own body. (1 Corinthians 3:17; 6:19)

When we marry we become one flesh with our mates, therefore to sin or do harm against that relationship or our mate is to sin against one’s own body. When we hurt our mate, we hurt self. (Genesis 2:24; Ephesians 5:31)

Our children are the seed of our loins—our flesh, bearing the genome of each parent within. Committing sin against our children is to sin against our own body / flesh. Conversely, to sin against our parents is to commit immorality against our own body in that parent-child relationship.

Also, as the people of God, we are made one body together with Christ. Anything we do that brings harm to the people of God and the reputation of His church is to sin against our own body.

Where are you sinning against your own flesh, beloved? Flee such immorality rather than do harm to oneself. Pray for the “one flesh” relationships around you, that these may be one, serving the One true God with whom we are one.

All scripture is in New American Standard Bible (NASB) unless otherwise stated.

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Call to the Prayer Warriors: Hope-filled People ~ Know LOVE

Friday, March 20, 2015

“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God. And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us” ~ Romans 5:1-5.danny-hahlbohm-home-at-last

Yesterday we saw that those who maintain hope in God possess it because they trust they will see His glory in the land of their living. The second thing I see here that leads us to find a hope that does not disappoint is “because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us”.

One work of the Holy Spirit in us is to assure us of God’s love. God is love. He can do no less than love. And His love always chooses the best for us. Even when we are stubbornly following our own way, God’s love for us is faithful because He cannot deny Himself. He is love. He will do what is best for us out of the love that is Him.

Even when suffering consequences for our actions, those consequences come to us out of God’s love and desire for our good. Consequences make our hearts fertile soil for God’s truth, will and way to sprout forth. Consequences remind us never again to go the path that got us in the state we find ourselves. Consequences are often the very ground upon which God works tribulation that brings to us perseverance, that develops in us proven character, that increases to us a hope in God that will not disappoint.

“Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, On those who hope for His lovingkindness, To deliver their soul from death And to keep them alive in famine” ~ Psalm 33:18-19.

Faithful-truePray to grow strong in trusting God’s love, beloved one, knowing that all God calls us to practice in the love actions found in 1 Corinthians 13, He practices toward us who believe with trust in Him. Pray for those who need to know the love of God so they can have hope with assurance of faith.

“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” ~ Romans 15:13.

All scripture is in New American Standard Bible (NASB) unless otherwise stated.

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Call to the Prayer Warriors: Hope-filled People ~ Watch for Glory

Thursday, March 19, 2015

“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God. And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us” ~ Romans 5:1-5.

walking-with-godHere we see that we can rejoice in our tribulations, “knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint.” Why? I see two reasons here, one we will look at today, the second, tomorrow:

First we are able to exult in tribulation with hope because our hope is that we will see God’s glory revealed as He works in our lives through the season of tribulation. As the people of God who hope in Him, we believe that all He allows to touch our life, He uses for His purposes. Romans 8 tells us that all things work for good toward those who love God and are called according to His purpose. Tribulation is a call to us, beckoning us to have hope in God, trusting that we will see His glory rise up out of the ashes of tribulation. God tells Moses how we can recognize His glory in Exodus 33:

“Then Moses said, ‘I pray You, show me Your glory!’ And He said, ‘I Myself will make all My goodness pass before you, and will proclaim the name of the Lord before you; and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show compassion on whom I will show compassion’” ~ vs. 18-19.

We know God’s glory with every gift of goodness that comes to us in life, whether in good times or in troubling days. Every good and perfect gift comes from God, for He alone is good (James 1:17; Mark 10:18).

We know God’s glory as we experience all that He is. God’s names are expressive of His character and nature. You want to know when God has poured forth into your life? Know His names and what they tell of His nature.

Lamentations 3:22-23 reminds us that God’s mercies, compassions, lovingkindness and goodness toward us are new to us every morning. When we seek Him, His compassion and grace toward us reveals His glory—His presence with us and care for us, working in our lives.

The experience of God’s glory increases hope to us, filling us with hope that transcends circumstance. Even when we The_Comforter2can’t see Him because of the difficulty of life, hope that we will see His glory as we wait with faith in Him sustains us and strengthens perseverance within us.

“For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it” ~ Romans 8:24-25.

Consider your hope today, beloved. Are you truly alert to It, watching for God with earnest expectation and hope, however long He takes to move? Pray for yourself and those God brings to your heart. Longsuffering through tribulation produces ever increasing perseverance in us, which produces proven character and hope. Stand firm in faith, believing and watching for God who is faithful.

All scripture is in New American Standard Bible (NASB) unless otherwise stated.

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Call to the Prayer Warriors: Hope-filled People ~ Eternally Circumspect

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

“But this I admit to you, that according to the Way which they call a sect I do serve the God of our fathers, believing everything that is in accordance with the Law and that is written in the Prophets; having a hope in God, which these men cherish themselves, that there shall certainly be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked” ~ Acts 24:15.

In this life, we do not always see good rewarded or unrighteousness receive the justice deserved. Realization that good and evil receives its just reward in eternity gives us hope in our final outcome, when that hope leads us to live godly lives that honor the God we serve. Hope in our final outcome being that of receiving eternal blessing from God helps us to choose good and walk in His ways.

Where has hope for the future escaped your grasp, beloved? Pray for God to restore your hope in Him and the future He holds so that you will have strength to walk through this life as one destined for His eternal glory. Pray for those who are lost to eternal separation without hope in God, that they may change their course and walk with Him.

All scripture is in New American Standard Bible (NASB) unless otherwise stated.

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Call to the Prayer Warriors: Hope-filled People ~ Presence Assured

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

“David says of Him, ‘I saw the Lord always in my presence; For He is at my right hand, so that I will not be shaken. walking-with-godTherefore my heart was glad and my tongue exulted; Moreover my flesh also will live in hope; Because You will not abandon my soul to Hades, Nor allow Your Holy One to undergo decay. ‘You have made known to me the ways of life; You will make me full of gladness with Your presence” ~ Acts 2:25-28.

What hopelessness there is for those who believe God is somewhere off in the cosmos, looking down on us as a passionless-deity, watching a distant movie screen unfold its scenes of horror, waiting for the end with disinterest in the character’s lives. This is not our God. Our God is present with us, desiring to help us, waiting for us to believe and receive all He has to offer for our aid here and now.

David had hope because he saw God as his ever-present help, caring for him and ready to supply his every need. I have hope because I know the passion-filled presence of my God. WALK-WITH-GODGod is not bound by the laws of nature that keep each of us in our own little world of chaos. Time and space are nothing to Him. He is fully with me all the time, while being fully with you—all the time. Only as we grasp this reality as our own and walk through life as being hand in hand with Him will our hope grow strong despite the world of chaos around us.

Pray to know and recognize His presence with you today, beloved. Pray for those in need of this revelation of His grace, sufficient, ever-present, and active with us.

All scripture is in New American Standard Bible (NASB) unless otherwise stated.

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Call to the Prayer Warriors: Hope-filled People ~ Trust God

Monday, March 16, 2015

“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful” ~ Hebrews 10:23.

I have never seen a time in life when hope is needed more than this time in history. War and terrorism; addiction and human trafficking; broken homes; broken families, broken people. All makes for a broken society. My parents and grandparents probably felt as I do now during their World Wars. As Solomon said, there is nothing new under the heavens; just more of the same in ever worsening degree of prevalence. It is heartrending, watching so many go through life in hopeless redundancy.

Where do we find hope when so many are stuck in horrendous hardship, robbed of abundant life? We don’t see much hope in the political arena. There is not much hope on the economic front with so many employed in menial positions outside their chosen profession. The only true hope we find is in God’s faithfulness to His word. Unfortunately, few truly find that hope, because few truly believe the promises of God.

Pray today for God to reveal areas in your life situations where you are falling into hopelessness because of failure to know and believe His word to you for this time and place. Pray to have eyes set and focused on God and His word to you for your situations as a help to Hope when struggle comes. Pray for those trapped in hopeless redundancy, looking for love, security, peace and hope in all the wrong places.

God’s glory and excellence grant to us His precious and magnificent promises. Seek Him for His word of hope to you today, asking also for a heart of belief to trust Him more. By His promises, we become partakers of His divine nature, able to escape this corrupt world and its vicious cycle of hopeless pursuit.

“Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust” ~ 2 Peter 1:2-4.

All scripture is in New American Standard Bible (NASB) unless otherwise stated.

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Call to the Prayer Warriors: Joyful People ~ Love True Wisdom

Friday, March 13, 2015

“Joyful are those who listen to me, watching for me daily at my gates, waiting for me outside my home!” ~ Proverbs 8:34.

Yesterday we saw that hope in God increases joy as we wait upon Him as our help in life. Today we see that the reason for that being a truth we can walk in with assurance of the help we hope for is because God is the source of all true wisdom. Proverbs 8 tells us that He, WISDOM, calls to us. When we take time to be still and know God, listening for His voice to distinguish itself out of all the noise around us, we will find Him faithful as the giver of true wisdom. And as James instructs in James 1, those who seek His wisdom with faith, believing His faithfulness to give it, will not be disappointed. We will find the true wisdom spoken of in James 3: a wisdom whose produce is pure, peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy. God’s true wisdom is a seed that produces righteousness. (See vs. 13-18)

Looking at Proverbs 8, these things stand out to me for our prayer thought today. Consider the following:

“Listen as Wisdom calls out! Hear as understanding raises her voice! …” (vs. 1-5)

God gives wisdom with understanding. We don’t have to guess at what He means. As we wait for wisdom, understanding will come in kind. And the produce of this wisdom with understanding is good judgment.

We know true wisdom by this: “Listen to me! For I have important things to tell you. Everything I say is right, for I speak the truth and detest every kind of deception. My advice is wholesome. There is nothing devious or crooked in it” (vs. 6-8).

“My words are plain to anyone with understanding, clear to those with knowledge” (vs. 9).

Verses 10-11 instructs that wisdom is more precious than riches. All the riches in the world leaves a fool wanting more, but wisdom satisfies a hungry soul. “I, Wisdom, live together with good judgment. I know where to discover knowledge and discernment” (vs. 12).

Wisdom instructs us, “All who fear the Lord will hate evil. Therefore, I hate pride and arrogance, corruption and perverse speech. Common sense and success belong to me. Insight and strength are mine. …I have riches and honor, as well as enduring wealth and justice” (vs. 13-14, 18).

Verses 19-30 tells us that wisdom was God’s first creation, before anything else. “…I was the architect at his side. I was his constant delight, REJOICING ALWAYS IN HIS PRESENCE.”

“And how happy I was with the world he created; how I rejoiced with the human family!” (vs. 31)

“I love all who love me. Those who search will surely find me. …And so, my children, listen to me, for all who follow my ways are joyful. Listen to my instruction and be wise. Don’t ignore it. Joyful are those who listen to me, watching for me daily at my gates, waiting for me outside my home! For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the Lord. But those who miss me injure themselves. All who hate me love death” (vs. 17, 32-36).

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Call to the Prayer Warriors: Joyful People ~ Hope of Help

Thursday, March 12, 2015

“But joyful are those who have the God of Israel as their helper, whose hope is in the Lord their God” ~ Psalm 146:5, NLT.

Hope is vital to one’s existence. The earth is so full of trouble and turmoil, without hope for the day, hope for life, hope for help, we fall into helplessness, discouragement, depression, and despair. Knowing God and trusting His faithfulness in the midst of trouble is vital to our ability to have and hold to hope. And hope is the foundation on which joy stands secure in Him.

This morning I woke struggling with discouragement and feeling helpless as I find myself struggling again in my diet. It is a vicious cycle. I do well for a while, but one slip, and there I go again. It is like falling off a cliff with no rope to grab. Seeking the Lord for a solution, His word to me this morning is “Be still and know that I am God….”

When hope wanes, God is the solution when we know Him as our sure help. His help may not come in the way we expect. Sometimes He swoops in to deliver. Other times He strengthens our perseverance to walk the path in the torrents of the storm. Whichever His way takes us, He is there for us when we get still, cease striving, get quiet before Him, let Him be and know Him as God, the source of our help, wisdom, hope and strength.

“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God. And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us” ~ Romans 5:1-5.

Pray today for those situations in which hope wanes. Take a moment to be still in the presence of Him who is our help, listening for His assurance and instruction, having hope restored, finding deliverance from despair as trust in His faithful purpose and assurance in His promised help builds.

All scripture is in New American Standard Bible (NASB) unless otherwise stated.

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Call to the Prayer Warriors: Joyful People ~ Delight

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

“Praise the Lord! How joyful are those who fear the Lord and delight in obeying his commands” ~ Psalm 112:1, NLT.

Delighting in the Lord is the greatest of joys. Making relationship with and knowledge of God and His ways our first most vital need and necessity for a life of joy establishes our delight, removing the wavering effect circumstance has on our joy-o-meter. Delighting in Him who is worthy of respectful fear is our calling and equipping, and it comes with promise:

“Trust in the Lord and do good; Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness. * Delight yourself in the Lord; And He will give you the desires of your heart. * Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, and He will do it. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light And your judgment as the noonday” ~ Psalm 37:3-6.

My relationship with Father God is the most vital and important relationship in my life. He is always with me. Whatever is going on, He always has a wisdom, instruction, comfort, or understanding to give me, settling me down, stabilizing me, and strengthening me for the day. He is living and active in my life. His word is shaper than a double-edged sword, granting me His truths to help in daily living and time of need. I cannot fathom life without Him. We laugh together, cry together, wait together, and move in unison. My joy-o-meter is full and very full with Him as my delight. Am I always happy with things and laughing? No. But I trust Him in those things that hinder happiness and rob of laughter, therefore I always have that deep abiding joy that is only found in Him, having assurance that He who is God has life in His hands and is working a purpose that will amaze when all comes to completion.

Pray today for joy that comes from relationship with Him as one’s first, most vital need and necessity, bringing delight to life as He leads us through. Pray to be a picture of this life of joy with Him. Pray for those who need this joy.

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Call to the Prayer Warriors: Joyful People – Disciplined

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

“Joyful are those you discipline, Lord, those you teach with your instructions” ~ Psalm 94:12, NLT.

As I thought about God’s call to focus on true joy in our praying together this week, Nehemiah 8:10 came to heart. Putting his word of encouragement in context, we look at Vs. 7-10:

“The Levites—Jeshua, Bani, Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodiah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, and Pelaiah—then instructed the people in the Law while everyone remained in their places. They read from the Book of the Law of God and clearly explained the meaning of what was being read, helping the people understand each passage. Then Nehemiah the governor, Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who were interpreting for the people said to them, ‘Don’t mourn or weep on such a day as this! For today is a sacred day before the Lord your God.’ For the people had all been weeping as they listened to the words of the Law. And Nehemiah continued, ‘Go and celebrate with a feast of rich foods and sweet drinks, and share gifts of food with people who have nothing prepared. This is a sacred day before our Lord. Don’t be dejected and sad, for * the joy of the Lord is your strength * !’” (NLT)

The people are in tears as they realize their lifestyle that brought separation from God and the destruction of their city and temple. Nehemiah calls them to turn the sadness into joy, realizing that delighting in God and His ways is strength to us.

Hebrews 12 instructs us to understand that God’s discipline comes to those He loves. Discipline takes many forms according to 2 Timothy 3:16-17:

“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.”

Nehemiah instructs the people to rejoice in the day the Law instructed them, bringing their hearts to realize their sin and come to repentance. Being taught, reproved, corrected, and trained by God is a clear sign for us of His love. He loves us as we are, but He loves us too much to leave us there. He desires the best for us, and the best for us is He and His ways. Therefore, He disciplines us, teaching us of His ways, training us in godliness and righteousness and the “still more excellent way” of true and abiding love (1 Corinthians 12:31-13:8).

Dearest, be not dismayed if you are under the disciplining hand of God. Rejoice that He loves you enough to care for your destiny and well-being. Seek Him for instruction in righteous paths. Cooperate with Him by changing direction and see the glory of the Lord work on your behalf.

Recommended reading ~ Marked for Life: http://darlenesponderings.com/2015/02/12/marked-for-life/

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Call to the Prayer Warriors: Joyful People – Integrity

Monday, March 09, 2015

Joyful are people of integrity, who follow the instructions of the Lord ~ Psalm 119:1, NLT.

Joy. Many confuse happiness with joy. We want to be happy all the time, but life gets in and messes with our happiness, and because we link happiness with joy, we lose our joy as well. But true joy, that which is vitally linked with our relationship with God, cannot be stolen away from us. We can be in our saddest, most unhappy times of life, and still be full of joy in the Lord. That said, I thought we would take a look this week at a few things that make for joy despite circumstance.

Here we see that true joy comes from a life of integrity. The Free Online Dictionary defines Integrity as:

  1. Steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code.
  2. The state of being unimpaired; soundness.
  3. The quality or condition of being whole or undivided; completeness.

Here are some attributes I see in integrity. As we pray together today to live lives of integrity that increase and establish us in lives of joy, consider the following:

I ~ Insightful ~ people of integrity see the truth of a situation, including potential consequences. Considering all involved, their decisions reflect sound judgment that does what is best for all concerned, doing what has the potential for the best possible outcome.

N ~ Noteworthy ~ People of integrity stand out in a crowd, not fearing being different. They desire what is best in every situation and for all involved, and are unafraid to walk alone in doing what is needed to accomplish that end.

T ~ Truthful ~ The life of a person of integrity, their thoughts, words and actions, all line up in agreement. They are not given to saying one thing while doing another. Nor do they protect themselves at the expense of their integrity.

E ~ Enlightened ~ As people of God given to lives of integrity, we know God and His ways. That knowledge instructs and directs our lives to right paths that accomplish good in His name.

G ~ Gracious ~ People of integrity realize their limitations and work with God to overcome. They realize everyone has limitations and do not hold those against a person. Instead they work with others to help them be the best they can be in the strength of God’s supply.

R ~ Righteous ~ People of integrity know the righteousness of God and seek to live that righteousness out into life. They know the work of the Spirit of God is to instruct us in sin (wrong / evil) verses righteousness (right / good) and to help us discern right judgment (granting the ability to discern potential consequences for choices made and use that knowledge to make better judgment calls).

I ~ Intentional ~ God’s people of integrity possess an eternal perspective that aids their decisions and actions. Like Jesus, they know they are in this life for a purpose, and they strive always to fulfill their call, taking deliberate actions toward accomplishing every task in ways that set a good example and promote righteousness, truth, godliness, and holiness in the earth.

T ~ Trustworthy ~ People of integrity know others follow in behind them, so they live in a way that makes their footsteps worth coming matching. They are promise keepers, who take their word seriously. When they speak, no contract is necessary, for their word is their contract.

Y ~ Yaweh ~ Yaweh = “I AM”. It is used of God in Scripture. God knows who He is, and who He is can be discovered by what He does. His person and His personality line up to form His character, and His character is revealed to all who experience His presence and benefit from His work in their midst. Like God, a person of integrity knows who they are, and they are that at all times, bringing cohesion to the experience of their essence, wherever they are in any given moment. They are not one thing in one situation or with one person, and something completely different in another situation or with different people. They are constant and cohesive. They are who they are, wherever they are, with whomever is there, and who they are is good, right, true, and pure, for they follow the footsteps of Jesus.

Lifesong ~ Casting Crowns: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gnf1xczuOrA&list=PLfiEjLIYhJ9CSYXFnlQnFvRUUZD5PnBYA&index=10

All scripture is in New American Standard Bible (NASB) unless otherwise stated.

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Call to the Prayer Warriors: God’s Remembrance

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Jeremiah 2:2 speaks to me today:

“Go and proclaim in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord, “I remember concerning you the devotion of your youth, the love of your betrothals, your following after Me in the wilderness, through a land not sown.”’”

Wow. Think about Israel’s time in the wilderness, the struggle God and Moses had with those stubborn people who too often fell to disillusionment with the provision of God and too easily turned in their hearts back to the Egypt of their captivity. Yet God in His recital here does not focus His remembrance on that negative. Instead, He sees the good accomplished and reminds the people of that truth.

Here God encourages my heart to realize that He is with me and was with me in all of my wilderness journeying. As with Israel, He remembers the good of our journey: the times when my heart heard and I responded to His work in and through me. That is what He remembers of my wilderness times. Too often I remember the struggle and the failures, but He remembers the moments of closeness, breakthrough, obedience, and progress. Thank You, Father God.

Take time today to look back over your wilderness-seasons in life. Are you haunted by a failure and still walking in that way of life? If so, repent and walk in the saving grace of God’s provision for you. Are you beating yourself up over a past flaw that is no longer active in your life experience? Thank God for His deliverance and get out of the pit of despair that regret and condemnation digs for us.

Listen for God’s remembrances over you. What progress did you accomplish with Him? What victories did you win? What deliverance did you experience? Remember these things about your wilderness times with God and give Him the glory due His name.

If you are currently walking a wilderness-path with God, watch for His hand at work. Listen for His voice, whispering, “This is the way. Walk ye in it.” Note every victorious step, every true and right breath you take by the power of His supply. Let these things form your remembrance for days to come.

One verse today instructs the people to sound the trumpet throughout the land. Take time today to sound shofar over your life and situations. Sound shofar every day that God leads you to do so: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t38UINaExeQ&list=PLTgpTgKDYWUKLo8IZe-fo1SSUsfaGQmIN

All scripture is in New American Standard Bible (NASB) unless otherwise stated.