|Posted by Michele on August 6, 2015 at 8:50 PM||comments (0)|
1Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth, may Israel now say:
2Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth: yet they have not prevailed against me.
3The plowers plowed upon my back: they made long their furrows.
4The Lord is righteous: he hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.
5Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.
6Let them be as the grass upon the housetops, which withereth afore it groweth up:
7Wherewith the mower filleth not his hand; nor he that bindeth sheaves his bosom.
8Neither do they which go by say, The blessing of the Lord be upon you: we bless you in the name of the Lord.
Sins of our youth can haunt us our entire lives if we let it. Most of us start out in church, by the time we are preteens we are big enough to make a decisions and our parents let us stay home. (This is the wrong choice parents by the way, yes forcing them can make them leave church as adults but it can keep them out of chuch never to return for the rest of their life. If they stay in church, maybe they leave when they are adults but the likely hood of the returning one day increases greatly.) Nowadays, parents don't even raise their children right anymore. They say, they are gonna do what they are gonna do, so instead of trying to prevent sins, they try to deal with the prevention of consequences of them sins. Which is much much worst. To let them children sin and then not let them have any real consequences for them is a teaching them wrong. Because them teenage years define a great deal of who we are. Because we are able to make decisions at that age. When they reach adulthood their choices will become did their foundation of Christian life lead them to make good choices or did they think they can do whatever they want and when they die they don't think they will go to hell. How did your own personal life as a teen affect your Christian walk today?
|Posted by Michele on August 6, 2015 at 8:45 PM||comments (0)|
1Blessed is every one that feareth the Lord; that walketh in his ways.
2For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.
3Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table.
4Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the Lord.
5The Lord shall bless thee out of Zion: and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life.
6Yea, thou shalt see thy children's children, and peace upon Israel.
Serving God doesn't just affect us spiritually, it affects our jobs, friends, family and relationships. Anything can be a test and passing or failing can affect these other areas. Anything can be trial where we are being punished for sins or being separeated from God. Anything can be a gift from God for a reward or seeing if you know who gave you these things. We must always be aware of Jesus presense in our whole life, not just our spiritual connection to him. Look back on your life can you connect the dots to your Christian walk with God to the ups and downs of your other aspects of your life?
|Posted by Michele on August 6, 2015 at 8:35 PM||comments (0)|
1Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
2It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.
3Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
4As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.
5Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.
Anything you do of yourself will surely fail, but everything you do in Jesus' will be not only succeed but will go farther then you can imagine. It's a hard line to see sometimes. Because not only does it have to be in Jesus will but in his timing and we must be patience. Sometimes we are making a difference we just can't see it. And if you can't see the results then it will discourage you. Pray and fast, fast and pray, and God wil direct you. In what area in your life do you want or need to see God's direction in?