The Lord is so good to us. There is so much love in the Lord that I never knew before I finally gave Him my whole heart. His mercy is like I have never experienced before. It is when I feel like God has given up me, He always comes through and answers my call when I need Him. So it is never the Lord that gives up on us, but us alone. His arms are always open to receive us. And let me tell you something amazing. His compassion is always for us. We may feel like there is wrath upon us when we are in sin, but that is only to compel us to repent and come back to Him, like any good Father would. So this wrath is a very good thing, as it helps us know that living in sin is wrong. And listening to Him is for salvation. If it wasn’t for the Lord continually convicting us of our sins, and drawing us to repentance, then we would be doing things of the flesh and not even realizing it. So the next time you feel a tug from the Lord to change a piece of your life, in order to conform to His ways, allow it to consume everything you are. This is enough to help us break down and cry out to God for forgiveness. In our guilt and shame, the Lord is near to help us when we pray. His holy presence comes over us and lets us know that things will be all right, as all as we put our trust in Him. Our life changes when the Lord becomes the King of our life. And it doesn’t have to be a struggle to follow God, my friends.
God has given every believer that trusts in Him the Holy Spirit, which is the Spirit of truth, to guide their lives. The Spirit of God is our help mate in all things. You can be nearer to the Lord more often than you think, when the Holy Spirit is over your life. This happens we start doing things that are God approved like studying the Bible each day, praying often, listening to Christian Music, watching shows that honor God, playing games, and rearing our children in the ways of the Lord. All these things bring us closer to Him. We can grow in the Lord daily, but we must first change our evil habits first. This takes involving the Lord in all our thoughts and actions. Throughout the day, He is on our minds as we seek Him for answers. And when actions come from our obedience to Him, this is when our true love is shown towards the Lord. As Jesus said, 2“if ye love me, keep my commandments,” (John 14:15) always keep this in your heart. We can say all we want to that we believe, but when faith has fruit, then there is faith on fire for God. This is what I call a relationship with Him. And one day, when the Lord see’s you, He will know you, and you will be welcomed into heaven. How amazing will it be when we hear Him say, 1“well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.” (Matthew 25:23)
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, You are too good to us. We don’t deserve Your great love, but You continue to show it to us each day that we pray and read the Bible. As we draw near unto You, Your mercy is for us, and there is no more guilt and shame, but forgiveness. Thank You God for Your compassion. So often do we do our own things and forget You, but You continue to convict us of our sins, that we would repent. This You do to draw us in from the world. You desire so much to save us, it is just our stubbornness that gets in the way of being saved. I am just so grateful that You never give up on me. You can see through the live that we are living right now and can see our potential, like You did mine. For this reason do You continually come to us in dreams, visions, prayer, the Bible, and through people, in order to wake us up to the state of destruction that we are in. You don’t desire anyone to be sent off to hell, but these people are the ones that reject You. Your mercy was for them, but they didn’t need or want it. Oh, how sorrowful this is when people think they are Ok in life, when really they need a Savior to help them. Surely, nobody can be safe in their current state, without The Holy Spirit guiding them. Lord, these people that neglect You for the things of this world are so confused and I pray that they will wake up to their sins and repent. As You don’t wish for them to perish, I also don’t wish any person to have to suffer in the lake of fire, one day. So I pray that more people will experience Your great mercy and join You and me in heaven forever. Surely, the Holy Spirit can lead us to You Lord and I pray that more people will be able to receive it. Then, will the lost be saved and come and be a part of Your Kingdom, oh Lord. I love You God. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.
1Matthew 25:14-30 (KJV)
14 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.
15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.
16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.
17 And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.
18 But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord’s money.
19 After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.
20 And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.
21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
22 He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.
23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed:
25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.
26 His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:
27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.
28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.
29 For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.
30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
2John 14:15-24 (KJV)
15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.
20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.
21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
22 Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?
23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
24 He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me.