Does that make sense???


THOUGHT OF THE DAY

Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord

with all your heart and mind and do not rely

on your own insight or understanding.

Proverbs 3:5

 

If you are going to walk in everything God has

for you there is something you need to do.

You will need to throw what you know out of the

window!!!

The word says, we must trust in the Lord with

ALL of our heart and mind….that’s clear.

Then it says, “and do not rely on your own

insight and understanding“…not so clear???

Let me share another scripture with you:

 

“Men, I can see that our voyage is going to

be disastrous and bring great loss to ship and

cargo, and to our own lives also.”

But the centurion, instead of listening to what

Paul said, followed the advise of the pilot and

of the owner of the ship. Acts 27:10, 11

 

It’s very clear why the centurion listened to

the pilot and the owner of the ship. The pilot

who I am guessing is the captain had sailed

these seas numerous times. He had years

and years of experience. Wasn’t that

enough? Let me rephrase that, it should

have been enough! But it wasn’t!!

There is a time when experience and insight

play their part but we must be must know

when that time is.

Our own understanding gets in the way of

what God wants to do at times. A lot of the

time our own insight and understanding

excludes God from the equation!

The centurion was not about to listen to a

man who knew nothing about the sea. Paul

was not a sailor so why listen to him???

 

God’s word a lot of the time doesn’t make sense

and calls us to believe in the impossible!

Your destiny doesn’t make sense.

God’s blessing in your life does not make sense.

You are not supposed to be standing but you are

because of God.

Trust in Him with all of your heart and mind.

 

Be not wise in your own eyes; reverently fear

and worship the Lord and turn [entirely] away

from evil. Proverbs 3:7

 

There it is again. Don’t rely on your own wisdom!

 

As you walk the road God has called you to don’t

lean on your own understanding and insight but trust

in Him with all of your heart and mind!

A truly difficult word to live by…….

Rolain

 

 

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An Integral Part of A Christian’s Life….


Why do we have quiet times with God? Why are those times important? I would like to share a few thoughts on this topic.
Quiet times are important for us as christians. Do we get it right all the time? No! But the fact remains that quiet times are an integral part of a christian.

A quiet time is a time where we get to spend time with God. It is a time where we get to speak to Him about all that has been going on in our lives. It is a time where we get to unload all our baggage to Him. It is a time where we are real with Him.
This is not the time to pretend because God knows who you really are and what is really happening in your life. Quiet time is a time where you can be transparent and open with God.
It is also a time where you allow God to speak to you. I struggle with this. Communication is two way. We need to allow God to speak to us. We need to take the time to be still in His presence, a discipline a lot of christians struggle with. Being still before God takes a lot of discipline. We need to train ourselves to be quiet.
A relationship would not last if one person did all the talking. A relationship is about talking and listening.

The men and women of old spent time with God and were never the same. Their lives were changed. So it needs to be with us. Spending time with God should change us if we let Him. We don’t spend time with God for the sake of just doing it but we spend time with God to be changed. We want to be more God- like in character and this is where it starts.

So what are your quiet times like? Are your times with God times of being real and open or do you just spend time because you just have to?
I want to experience more of God in my quiet times. Moses came down from the mountain with his face shining with the glory of God! I want that!
God yearns to spend time with us and this is the perfect time to do it. We may not get it right all the time but we need to be persistant.
One last thing that I need to mention about quiet times. This is not just a time to get prayers answered. It is a time to enjoy God’s presence. Over time I have realised that God just desires our presence. He wants us. We need to come to a place where we spend time with God with no strings attached.
If God never answered another prayer ever would you still spend time with Him?
Would you still desire to be with Him?
Would you still love Him?

That is where I will end. Quiet times are life for us!

Rolain.P