Good Morning my friends,
“Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings. I cling to you; your right hand upholds me. “(Psalm 63:7-8)
God says, “let Me help you through this day. The challenges that you face are far too great for you to handle alone.” We know that we need assistance, sometimes divine intervention or just some guidance with all the events that we face each day. Our awareness gives us a choice: to go it alone or to walk with Him in humble steps of dependence & obedience. HUMBLE…..it’s defined as having or showing a modest or low estimate of one’s own importance.. Perhaps there lies the problem… We need to learn to be more humble. DEPENDENCE….the state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else. Maybe there lies the problem too… We need to learn to be more dependent and less independent… OBEDIENT…….submissive to another’s will…… Hmmm.. We need to learn to submit to someone else’s will and not our own.. WOW… Isn’t that the same things we try to get our kids to do as we raise them.. We want them to humble themselves and listen to our advice. We encourage them to depend on us not just financially but emotionally as well when we share our experiences and mistakes.. We want them to be obedient and use our advice and shared experiences to help with their decision making.. Jesus said in Matthew 8:3-4, “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”
For those of you that have kids, doesn’t it just pain you to watch your kids make bad decisions after you’ve given them sound advice that you learned from your experiences at that age? Keri & I have been blessed thus far that both Zakk & Mick make wise choices for their age.. There haven been a few decisions that they’ve made that we tried to warn them that they would regret later. BUT we haven’t had to deal with anything drastic or dramatic. I must be honest, they’ve made a lot better decisions at this age than I did and I was pretty responsible. God gives each of us the same free will in our decision making each & every day. It’s up to us whether or not we choose to be obedient and allow ourselves to be lead by the spirit. It’s our decisions whether or not we to choose to walk in faith. It is you & I that choose to make our decisions based on the cross and not our own fleshly desires. God wants us to be His passenger but we must be willing to give up the drivers seat.. The choice will continually before you, but your difficulties highlight your decision making process. Consider it all joy whenever you are enveloped in various trials, that they are gifts from God, reminding you to rely on Him and Him alone.
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” (James 1:2-3)
My CHALLENGE PRAYER for YOU…. Move over and let God drive…
I hope you all have a GREAT day… Blessings & much love…D
Live your life like it’s your LAST 24!!