Thoughts For Today – The Power of Choice and Decision – By Laurence Torr
One of the tricks of the enemy is to try and isolate You from other believers, He will try do this through negative circumstances, and thoughts that your just not going anywhere, that you just don’t make the grade as a believer or that you got it all together and you don’t need other believers.
Fellowship with one another is very important if your feeling like this, then you need to be around those that will comfort and encourage you, even challenge you to in a positive manner. We as believers do not need to shrink back in fear or by being proud.
Fellowship with God and one another keeps you hot and focused and inspired daily to keep you moving forward. God has a great plan for you today and every day and your future, sometime we can get stuck in a rut, or comfort zones, but no matter what the circumstances are saying to you today, you can decide to shake it off and not put your focus and attention on circumstances but rather put your attention on the living God, then God will open doors for you to speak into someone else’s life, when you find your self in a down moment, remember that it is not from God, He wants you full of faith and He want you to encourage others around you.
When we are walking with God and one another we can daily grow and stretch and be an inspiration to those around us, when our faith levels are high we will inspire faith to raise in those that hear us. So to come out of any negative situation or emotion,make a simple decision to remember who you are in Christ, and that you are very important to God, make that decsion you will not settle for anything or anyone that is trying to keep you down. Make a decision to confess the promises of God over your life, if someone irritates you or has hurt you or has spoken against you let it go and speak blessings into their life they need it more than you.
This is a great mindset to have we make the decision to be happy or sad, or to let the circumstances or our emotions to dictate to us, or to be led by the spirit of God with full focus on what so ever things are true, honest, just,pure, lovely, and of good report this is what we can decide to think on the choice is always ours. God has given each one of us free will choice to think and say what we like God does not control us, So when we make the decision that no matter what is happening in our lives we are going to go to God we are going to speak faith filled word we are not going to let our emotions dictate to us but we are going to be strong in Lord and in the power of His, when we decide to go to go and choice His truths then God can go to work on our behalf, all He needs is your faith and confidence in Him this blesses the heart of our heavenly Father, He will reward you as you diligently seek Him.
Remember to daily make your decision to go to God to say what you want and not what you see, to speak blessings rather than cursing your situation or any lack or person in your life as you do this daily you will soar like the eagle the peace of God will be your most dominant emotion, your strength will be renewed you will mount up on wings of eagles you will run and not be weary you will walk and not be weary
Remember you are in control of your life, the outcome of the state of your mind and emotions is the decision you make daily, we can make our decision based on our feelings or circumstances or we can make our decisions base upon the truths of God’s word and who we are as sons and daughters of God.
Remember as a man thinks in His heart so is He.
Allow God to do the work for you, it is by His grace not our effort or work, all God needs you to do is stay believing, stay encouraged, stay trusting, stay available to Him, stay seeking Him, and be ready to go for Him, He will take care of the rest for you.
Remember God has poured everything He has through Jesus Christ into your heart and life so you can pour your life out for others. It is in our giving that we receive it is in our service to others that we ourselves are served and helped.
Jesus knew his time had come he knew what he was about to go through and suffer, what did he do, he washed the feet of his disciples not thinking of himself, but leaving a great example of how to serve and keep on giving and trusting God in his trying hours, and giving of himself right unto the end, trusting God to even raise him for the dead, as knew His Father was faithful.
Have a great Friday and weekend. Keep the fire burning below are some Scriptures to bless you.
Hebrews 10:22 – 25, 22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
23 Let us hold fast the profession (confession) of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)
24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works
25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
Proverbs 27:17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
Proverbs 23:7 For as he thinketh in his heart so is he
Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Colossians 3:1-2 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
Isaiah 40:30-31 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:
31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Joshua 24:15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.