Sunday, June 19, 2011

God's Voice, God's Peace

God’s Voice, God’s Peace

One day goes well, the next does not. Life seems to be full of ups and downs but could it possibly be just our emotions swinging wild?

Just maybe we should ask the question, what is it that we are doing? Are we striving for a good cause, but -- Running ahead of God? What do we really want? Do we want—recognition—of self accomplishment or God’s voice saying ‘well done’—and His peace?

I know many say they want God’s voice, but something tells me that they really want that self-esteem build up. That may work for a while, but in time it too will leave, leaving emptiness.

In life’s struggles, we should seek the Lord, and consider this prayer as we start the day:

Father, help me to seek your help in all that I do. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

First Thoughts

PM#0452 First Thoughts
I Cor 15 vs 31

What are your first thoughts when you wake up? Do you have a heavy heart and need to speak something, that you think will help, but in reality by speaking it, it is really getting that thought out of your system?

First thoughts in the morning are often private thoughts that we do not share even with those very close to us. We want our ‘coffee’ first.

First thoughts often reveal issues that are in our heart that we have not turned over to the Lord. Maybe this is one thing the Apostle Paul may have meant when said I die daily to self. See I Cor 15 vs 31.

Perhaps all of us need to daily die to self in the morning and ask God for help to encourage those around us to focus on Him throughout the day.

Consider this prayer on awakening: Father, help me to focus on You and encourage others today. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.