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Sunday, January 15, 2006


Why should I say I can't when the Bible says I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength (Philippians 4:13)?
Why should I feel I lack anything when God supplies all my needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19)?
Why should I fear when God has not given me a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7)?
Why should I be weak when the Lord is the strength of my life (Psalm 27:1; Daniel 11:32)?
Why should I feel like a failure when I am a conqueror in all things through Christ (Romans 8:37)?
Why should I allow Satan supremacy over my life when He that is in me is greater than he that is in the world (1 John 4:4)?
Why should I lack wisdom when God gives wisdom to me generously when I ask for it (1 Corinthians 1:30; James 1:5)?
Why should I accept defeat when the Bible says that God always leads me in triumph (2 Corinthians 2:14)?
Why should I be depressed when I have God's loving kindness, compassion, and faithfulness to give me hope (Lamentations 3:21-23)?
Why should I worry when I can cast all my care on Christ who cares for me (1 Peter 5:7)?
Why should I be in bondage when the truth has set me free (John 8:32)?
Why should I feel condemned when there is no condemnation to them who are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1)?
Why should I feel alone when Jesus is with me always, even to the end of the world (Matthew 28:20; Hebrews 13:5)?
Why should I be discontented when I can be content in all my circumstances (Philippians 4:11)?
Why should I feel worthless when Christ values me (1 Corinthians 4:5)?
Why should I have a persecution complex, knowing that nobody can be against me when God is for me (Romans 8:31)?
Why should I let the pressures of life bother me when Jesus has overcome the world and its tribulations (John 16:33)?
Jesus said, "I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly" (John 10:10). If you belong to the Lord rejoice now, and give Him thanks, for He is worthy; Oh! praise His holy Name.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Joy Of Obedience

Man has always struggled with obeying God's commands. Many people today fall into the trap of viewing obedience as the Pharisees did in Christ's day: The Pharisees were precise in their efforts to follow countless guidelines for conduct and diet. Yet their great sin was to focus on the letter of the Law while disregarding its spirit. The outward behavior of these religious leaders appeared pious, but their hearts were far from the kingdom of God. May I say child of God, true allegiance and commitment to Christ, begins with our thoughts and continues all the way through to our actions and attitudes.
Decide today that, regardless of your circumstances, you will obey God and leave the consequences to Him. Just as obedience brings the Father's blessings, disobedience results in lost of fellowship and eventually the Father's chastising hand. Whether 5 or 105, God's children will do well by learning to "trust and obey." You think about that.
But if anyone obeys His Word, God's love is truly made complete in him. This is how we know we are in Him. (1 John 2:5)
But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it--- he will be blessed in what he does. (James 1:25)
The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes. (Psalm 19:8)