If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?I often like to make comparisons between God and us and any parent with their child.
For any parents, think of how you treat your children. Sometimes you make mistakes, sometimes you act selfishly, sometimes you are too proud or hurt to do what you know is the right thing. Your children will still love you and understand and will be OK.
Consider this: God is perfect. He never makes these mistakes. EVER. Think how much better all of us will be with Him as our Father.Dear Father, I am so grateful and fortunate that You love me. Thank you for being a wonderful guide for me in all of my relationships, knowing full well how to act to any person that I come in contact with in any situation.
Spiritual Financial Wisdom is the book by Randy Alcorn, who, according to his credentials, has been a financial adviser for over thirty years. He gives us great insights into what our spiritual, financial situation may be. He explains that our spiritual life influences our ability to manage finances. If our spiritual principles do not guide us, then financial decisions become very difficult to make. Spiritual financial wisdom teaches that something directly connected them with our financial situations to our spiritual values. #blogs2u
Spiritual Financial Wisdom is the book by Randy Alcorn, who, according to his credentials, has been a financial adviser for over thirty years. He gives us great insights into what our spiritual, financial situation may be. He explains that our spiritual life influences our ability to manage finances. If our spiritual principles do not guide us, then financial decisions become very difficult to make. Spiritual financial wisdom teaches that something directly connected them with our financial situations to our spiritual values.
We want everything done easily these days. Things should be done quickly, easily, and painlessly. It is often too much to even ask for something, we expect it to just be handed to us. All that God asks of us is to ASK! How simple a task is that? Ask for eternal salvation. Ask to love and be loved by him. If we knock, the door will be opened.
I once had the pleasure of having dinner with an environmental scientist. I asked him how he got into that field, and he was a Christian who had fallen in love with God’s creation and wanted to dedicate his life to studying it.
We must have talked for more than an hour about preserving biodiversity. After dinner, I walked with him out to the parking lot to say goodbye. As he was unlocking his car, I said, “wait a minute, don’t you care about air pollution?” He replied, “Yes, of course, as a father I am particularly concerned about the effect it could have on my children and grandchildren.”
I had to point out, “But you are driving a diesel car!” This got him all in a huff and he started stumbling on about improved gas mileage. He knew there was a contradiction between his beliefs and the car he was driving, but somehow he has kept driving that diesel car as long as I have known him.
This conflict between belief and behavior isn’t at all unusual – in fact, we see it in God’s own people again and again. In Exodus 32, verses 1-5, the people ask Aaron to make an idol, as Moses has gone up the mountain to talk to God. Aaron gives in and makes a golden calf. But notice he doesn’t stop there. He builds an altar to God in front of the calf.
He tried to let the people worship both God and the calf at the same time! Of course, this didn’t sit well with God, as it contradicted worship of both Him and an idol.
All too often, we try to put some aspect of our lives on equal footing with God. Yes, we go to church and pray, but it really focused on getting ahead at work or on getting a date.
How do we square this with the fact that God demands that we put Him above all? The fact is, we can’t, and just as God wouldn’t like His altar being placed next to a golden calf, he also won’t tolerate us putting our own desires on the same level as His.
However, as the story of the golden calf This shows us, people are always looking for leadership. God has said, make me your leader! We know we must follow him, but sometimes, as we felt disconnected from God, we look for leadership in other places.
It’s important that we stay on track for God, and one way we do that is by surrounding ourselves with leaders who are dedicated to God’s path. Aaron did not stay on God’s path, but led God’s people astray when they asked him to.
When we choose our leaders, we must be sure that they will not make Aaron’s mistake — and that we will not make that mistake when people look to us for leadership. Prayer: Lord, we are constantly being tempted to stray away from your path.
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The new city of Jerusalem serves as a metaphor for each and every one of us.
Outside of ourselves, there is a world full of sin (similar to outside the city of Jerusalem), and it is through our belief and trust in Christ that we are able to combat the temptations around us.
When I was younger, I found myself amongst the “dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie” (Revelation 22:15).
It takes great strength and faith in God to turn to him in times of uncertainty and avoid the persuasions of sin.
In the Book of Revelation 22:13-21, we find that God repeats His promise that He is “Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last” (Revelation 22:13).
These words are emphasized by appearing twice in the same passage. We should feel confident that God is all-powerful and that through Him, we can feel safe and free of temptation.
God is so good, and He saved you. He is also good and faithful to lead you, teach you, and show you His ways.
You must seek Him, though. Seek the LORD. Seek His face. Seek His truth, His way, and His path. If you pursue Him, He will show you. God doesn’t step back when you take a step forward. He is always there.