God will give you the spiritual solutions while you’re alone with Him, that will just make the mountains of your problems melt away!
You will get a lot more done for the Lord if you will simply spend more time in prayer, alone with God. Unless you get quiet and try to seek the Lord, how are you ever going to get anything from the Lord? You will get more from the Lord alone and quiet than any other way.–Because He can talk to you alone, and you can give Him your full attention and the reverence due Him! Even Jesus had to get up at the break of day before His disciples, and walk out across the hills or up in the mountain to get alone with God and hear from His Father.
You’re going to have to get quiet by yourself–somewhere, somehow, sometime–if you’re going to hear from the Lord! You’ve got to know you can’t solve your problems in your own strength, and be desperate for God’s solutions, and stop everything else, and listen!–So help us, Jesus, to remember that we can’t go on without the Heavenly vision that You give. We all need more quiet time alone with Thee, to rest and nestle in Thy arms and be refreshed and restrengthened by Thy Spirit, to just have Thee alone to think about and pray about, and to get close to Thee without any other distractions. Thank You Jesus!
If you want to read a marvellous book, read the Bible!
The Bible is an absolutely inexhaustible source of wisdom and knowledge, out of which you can constantly find “treasures new and old”! (Mat.13:52)
Anything you want, you can find in the Bible! If you love beautiful poetry and gorgeous oratory, read the Psalms and the Prophets! If you like philosophical arguments, you’ll enjoy the book of Job! The Song of Solomon is sexy and romantic! Science fiction?–It’s got nothing on the Bible or the future as foretold by the Lord in Daniel, Ezekiel and Revelation! The Bible is more fascinating and amazing than Greek and Roman mythology and all the legends and fairy tales of Man put together! If you want some miraculous supernatural happenings, just read the Bible! It’s more thrilling, more wonderful than any other book, because it’s true! It tells stories, but it doesn’t tell lies! Every single passage is the truth of God!
And the most wonderful thing about the Bible is that through its life-giving Words, especially those found in the four Gospels, and the Gospel of John in particular, we can get to personally know its Author, Who alone can guarantee life and love and happiness and Heaven forever through simply reading and believing these Words of Love from Him to us! (John 20:31)
Enjoy yourself! Enjoy life!–But enjoy the Lord most of all!
God intended for us to enjoy this life and to love Him and enjoy Him and it forever! He made all things for you to enjoy and He created the very senses with which you enjoy them. If you put God first and His Kingdom and His righteousness first, you can enjoy them all to the full, every good and perfect gift that God has sent down from above, that God Himself created for you to enjoy, as His child. (Mat.6:33; Jam.1:17)
Enjoy the pleasures which God has given you to enjoy as much as you please and as much as you need; just don’t enjoy them more than Him and more than His Love. If you have an inordinate desire for too much of these things and worship these things more than God–then it becomes a sin! (1Jn.2:15,16) Don’t let them take first place in your life, because God will not take second place! He wants your love above all others. He wants to be your God above all others, and He will have no other gods before Him! (Exo.20:3)
Be sure that you put God first! Love and worship Him above all and thank Him for all of these things that He has given us to enjoy! Then you can have all this and Heaven too! Amen?
God never gives us burdens greater than we are able to bear.
God is a loving and merciful God. He knows your frame; He remembers that you’re but dust and He knows how much you can stand. (Psa.103:8-14) Even of our service for Him, Jesus said, “My yoke is easy, and My burden is light! Come unto Me, and I will give you rest!” (Mat.11:28-30)
So if the yoke gets too hard and the burden too heavy, it’s not His yoke nor His burden, but our own or someone else’s which we’ve unwisely undertaken or permitted to be placed upon us beyond the Lord’s knowledge of our strength and abilities!–Or maybe you’re trying to carry too much and pull too hard, instead of letting God do it through you by His power, His Love, His grace and His strength!
The Devil tries to come along and tempt you to quit, “Oh, that’s too hard, that’s too much, that’s too heavy!”–But Jesus said it is not!
The Lord’s yoke is not too hard and His burden is not too heavy. So if you take it from the Lord and do His Will it’s not going to be too hard or too heavy. He Himself will never suffer us to be tempted above that which we are able! He’s promised to always give us some way of escape! (1Cor.10:13)
You’ll never know the true power of love until you learn the true power of surrender!
We can only find fullness of faith when we are willing to yield our pride and our own will to the Lord. Like Jesus said in the Garden, “If it be possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Thine be done!” (Mat.26:39) He has to have our cooperation. Submission is the first step. If we are unwilling to take that step, we won’t be able to go to other steps! We have to make the decision. He’ll do everything else for us–give us strength, wisdom, life and love. All that He asks is for us to commit ourselves. He likes for us to freely choose and yield to Him because we love Him.
Total love gives all! But if we give our all to Him, He gives His all to us! You can have peace and power that you’ve never known before–with Jesus–if you’ll just let Him control your life. Have faith in God’s Love and yield yourself to Him in submission and humility and let Him empower you!
“Deep abiding joy fills all my life today!
There is a secret reason why I love to pray!
There is an inner Wellspring deep within my soul:
Jesus, precious Jesus, has at last complete control!”
One of the biggest lessons you’re gonna have to learn is to wait for the Lord to work!
If you don’t know what to do, stop everything! The worst thing in the World you can do is to keep on going when you don’t know what to do! That was King Saul’s mistake and it absolutely lost him the Kingdom! Stop to look before you leap, and you may not have to leap at all!
Time itself solves so many problems: A few minutes, a few hours, a few days, and we find that God has taken care of things without our help! Give God a chance! Give Him time! Wait on the Lord! Take time to hear from God, and He’ll take the time to straighten out the problem.
When you don’t know where to go, sit still! When you’re driving your car through a fog and it becomes so dense you can’t see, you don’t just keep on driving.–You pull over to one side and wait. Sit still until the fog lifts and you can clearly see your way!
So slow down! Stop! Look! Listen!–And wait! Trying to force the situation and push your way through just won’t work! He says, “Be still and know that I am God! In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and HE shall direct thy paths.” (Psa.46:10; Pro.3:6)