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Some thoughts for today
There two major motivators in life, fear or love sometimes it is good to do a check up from the neck up and ask ourselves is my motivation in what I am doing based on the love of God or fear, when we do something for someone else is it to look good and impress or so that others do not talk about us or is it because we really have a love for that person. It is so easy to do things out of duty, or obligation or to look good or so others think good of us and not talk about us.
When you speak in tongues do you speak in tongues because you love God and are thankful for what He has done for you through Christ or is it because you think, I better do this or something might go wrong? Or God says this in His word so I should do it?
When ministering to others is it because we have a genuine compassion for others to be delivered or to show others how spiritual we are? When teaching, is it to show off knowledge of what we know or to inspire faith in others to really look to God and trust God, or to follow us because we may teach well, and think we have all the answers.
What is the motivator behind what you are doing? Is it the love of God or is it fear? Fear comes in many disguises it has many faces but the end results will not be long lasting it comes to nothing, where as the love of God never fails, it endures all things, it will be fruitful and benefit you and others. Sometimes it is a good thing to slow down and ask ourselves I am doing what I am doing out of a heart of love fro God and others or fear to impress to fit in.
Others may try to guess what is motivating you, but only you truly know in your heart of hearts the heart your doing things with, Let the love of God always be the reason we do what we are doing.
I love 1Corinthians 13:1-13 Amplified Version
1 Corinthians 13:1-13Amplified Bible (AMP)
13 If I [can] speak in the tongues of men and [even] of angels, but have not love (that reasoning, intentional, spiritual devotion such [a]as is inspired by God’s love for and in us), I am only a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
2 And if I have prophetic powers ([b]the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose), and understand all the secret truths and mysteries and possess all knowledge, and if I have [sufficient] faith so that I can remove mountains, but have not love (God’s love in me) I am nothing (a useless nobody).
3 Even if I dole out all that I have [to the poor in providing] food, and if I surrender my body to be burned or [c]in order that I may glory, but have not love (God’s love in me), I gain nothing.
4 Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily.
5 It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) anddoes not act unbecomingly. Love (God’s love in us) does not insist on its own rights orits own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong].
6 It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail.
7 Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening].
8 Love never fails [never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end]. As for prophecy ([d]the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose), it will be fulfilled andpass away; as for tongues, they will be destroyed and cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away [it will lose its value and be superseded by truth].
9 For our knowledge is fragmentary (incomplete and imperfect), and our prophecy (our teaching) is fragmentary (incomplete and imperfect).
10 But when the complete and perfect (total) comes, the incomplete and imperfect will vanish away (become antiquated, void, and superseded).
11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; now that I have become a man, I am done with childish ways and have put them aside.
12 For now we are looking in a mirror that gives only a dim (blurred) reflection [of reality as [e]in a riddle or enigma], but then [when perfection comes] we shall see in realityand face to face! Now I know in part (imperfectly), but then I shall know andunderstand [f]fully and clearly, even in the same manner as I have been [g]fully andclearly known and understood [[h]by God].
13 And so faith, hope, love abide [faith—conviction and belief respecting man’s relation to God and divine things; hope—joyful and confident expectation of eternal salvation; love—true affection for God and man, growing out of God’s love for and in us], these three; but the greatest of these is love.
Thoughts for today……………………..
Feed your faith and starve your doubts.
To do this You have to get into God’s Word for His Word to get into you
digest God’s Word by meditating on His truths and principles
as you do your faith begins to rise, it’s your faith that activates the unseen
so you can see the impossible and then do the impossible. Everything flows
out of relationship with God.
Some examples of relationship between God and people are Abraham, Moses, Joshua, Noah, King David, Elijah, Elisha, and Jesus Christ, and many others. It is through relationship and following what God showed them to do, mighty acts took place, signs miracles and wonders flowed, needs where met, people delivered, abundance flowed.
God is a faith God and has supplied to you the faith of Jesus Christ through the spirit of God you received, but you need to act, to do, and apply Gods Word to you. You appropriate the promises of God by believing and acting on the word of God to you and for you. God is our source of supply for everything, He supplies the encouragement, the faith the power the Word the Direction, the healing and deliverance, and the wisdom, all we have to do is believe and act as He leads us by His spirit, and recognise He is the source of All our supply.
God is working in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure, just like he worked with the other men and women in the bible, they all came across problems and challenges but they all were victorious in their setbacks and missions because they listened and acted on God direction and because they trusted God ability to deliver and see them through to victory. they kept the vision.
God encouraged Joshua As I was with Moses so shall I be with You, and God encourages us today in His word the same thing, He will never leave nor forsake you, I encourage You decide to be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might put on all the resources of God, He has equipped you with and you do this by acting on the Word to You and trusting the promises of God.
Build yourself up with the truth of the word of God look at all the great examples of believing men and women recorded in the word of God this will help raise your faith. speak in tongues much, never give up, never stop believing, have a never say die attitude. have a great weekend and remind yourself of these great examples in God word and see how God worked with His people and remembering that you as a born again child of the most high God are sons and daughter of God and joint heirs with Jesus Christ and spirit filled.
Bless You Laurence x
Hebrews 11 King James Version (KJV)
11 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.
3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.
5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:
10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
11 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.
12 Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.
13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
14 For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.
15 And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.
16 But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.
17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,
18 Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:
19 Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.
20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.
21 By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff.
22 By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.
23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment.
24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter;
25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.
27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.
28 Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.
29 By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.
30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days.
31 By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace.
32 And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:
33 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions.
34 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
35 Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:
36 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:
37 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;
38 (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.
39 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:
40 God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.
God is good always, He is a God of love, mercy, grace, compassion, forgiveness, light, He is a God who see’s in order to provide, He gives direction, He makes a way where there is no way, He is for you and hears your prayers, he is a God of deliverance, Jehovah, I am, this is our God of love and light