Proverbs 8:31(NIV) says, “When you lie, you lie to your own self.”
This is letting our self down big time. This is a direct attack on the self or ego. In the past, I have tried to carry the weight of the world on my shoulders and it was effortless because I never gave it a second thought. However, the more I thought about it, the more it weigh on me and made me try to run from it.
And then one day, God revealed to me that the reason the bible was comforting me was that it was true. It had to be, or I wouldn’t have the courage to follow it. So then I started taking scripture much more seriously and tried to find every verse that related to my greasy burnt palms yet I kept coming up empty handed.body language speak pleases me.It pleases me nothing less, and if pleases me, it’s probably the devilish thing.
James 3:15-16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.
Why do I even need to elaborate on this? The scripture is so simple and clear and has stood the test of time. Proverbs 8:32(NIV) tells us “Pure motives of the heart, and unfeigned love, cordaments [gentle dispositions], and [true] sincerity of
But what does all this mean?
May be straightforward and clear but difficult to understand so I will spell it out.
“A person is being blessed when he knows the burden of the Lord– whether from a practical point of aid or divine authority, whether from the power of life in the Spirit or because of long years in solitude and prayer–and tries to so handle and subdue his own body that no burden rises higher because of it.” –William broker
God had given me this same message at the beginning of my walk with Him many years ago. I finally took it to heart because in that journey and time with the Lord I had:
• Watched my thoughts get clarify and not go over the edge
• Gave myself to prayer and fasting and journaling
• Spent time with Him either in the fellowship or away from it
• Felt the joy and peace and up-to-now happiness
•plate it; put it into words and stories, slowly discerning the many layers of my personality and life
Thank you Lord Jesus! You are so good to me, you are so humble and kind. You told me…
“Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”2nd Timothy 2:15
Wow…if only I could see it in my mind’s eye and see it with my physical eye; with my own two eyes, for once–not once, but now…no more wondering about or doubting or rejecting what God is saying about me…I would be content to receive it as it is.
1st Corinthians 3:17 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
I don’t have to see it to believe it. Remember, God shows Himself to me in many different ways. One way He does that is through His Word.
John 1:1 in the New Testament writing this account of the virgin birth and the heavenly glory:
“According to the wise guidance of the God of Israel, let us ambivalently seek themore excellentthingswhichemit out of the enemy’s hardiery prison, calling it heaven; Pretending Our adoption as sons; And professing our fellowship with Him, as also in His wordwhereunto we have both heard (“now hath he said, and his word is truth,” S. 4:7 KJV).
He who had called wasbelovedby Himand believed Him not (believed is a form of belief).So, even in a moment of weakness or moments of doubt, I say to Him, “Abba Father, I believe You are here in my heart — I perceive You are speaking to my heart through Your Word and Your Spirit is making that impression on my heart; I want You to be here with Me now — I perceive You are doing this for Me — please help me to receive these graces in my life in the way You have promised.”
I need You, Lord! I need You and I am begging You! Teach me to see in Your Word what You are saying for me to see; for the Holy Spirit is with Me and He hears what You are saying to me.