In February a woman who was once on the staff of the White House started a reality program on television. On her inaugural show she went after Vice President Mike Pence. She slammed Mr. Pence because he claimed that God “spoke” to him. The so-called “ladies” on the “View” repeated the story and claimed that Mr. Pence might be insane. They approved of Mr. Pence praying to God but they think he is crazy for claiming God speaks to him.
Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
How does God lead His people if He’s not permitted to speak to them? Those who will oppose the faithless voices and yield to the leading of the Lord will be dealt with as God’s own sons. Believer’s who want to be led of the Spirit will face much criticism from the religious and the heathen. Folks who are led of the Spirit cannot stop what they’re doing and explain everything they are given to do. If you think the devil is just going to step aside and let us have an uninterrupted relationship with Jesus, you need to read your Bible again.
Isaiah 55:12 You shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace.
The number one way God leads His people is with peace. Now peace is not the absence of problems, it is the presence of the Lord. Our personal relationship with Jesus is founded on having the peace of God and having peace with God. A relationship with Jesus comes to maturity when His peace begins to manifest. So, the key to having peace with Jesus is to make Him the Lord or the boss of your life. As long as you follow Him you will have a manifestation of His peace. If you begin to stray from His will, your peace with Him will begin to ebb.
Psalm 2:1 Why do the heathen rage and the people imagine a vain thing?
The heathen have no peace and so they are in a constant state of turmoil. Their reality is all about the vain and useless things they wish were true. They fabricated their own brand of truth to give themselves a sense of peace, howbeit a false peace, but that’s all they have. They are wise and well educated, if they have no peace to lead them then no one has peace. It never seems to occur to them that they might be wrong and the deplorable Christians might have something they don’t. So, if we ask a believing believer if they hear God’s voice and they say yes, who’s the insane one? The one who believes God’s Word or the one who does not.
John 10:4 When Jesus sends out His sheep, He goes before them and His sheep follow Him because they know His voice.
Jesus said we would know His voice so we don’t have to guess or wonder. He will see to it that the willing heart hears exactly what He is saying. Jesus goes before us, He goes out front and then calls back instructions. We are sheep not cattle, if we were cows He would drive us. We are His children because we know His voice, too many folks don’t hear Him because to them He is a stranger.
February 9, 2020
Father, I am a tither, I know all the tithe belongs to You.
I know now that if I will obey You, You will open the windows of heaven and You will pour out my blessing.
I will be able to sow seed and You will rebuke the seedeater.
I thank You for revealing this to me. You take pleasure in my prosperity. I take pleasure in Your presence.
January is a month of fresh starts. It brings a “Do Over” mind set. Our commitment level is high. But by February we can already begin to lose momentum. Some areas we may have purposed to challenge ourselves are waning or we are stuck in the “planning” stage.
Strengthening our bodies
(To name a few)
The good news is we don’t have to do this all by ourselves. God says where two or more are in agreement. This month we purpose to pray for one another that we will faint not.
God is the one who began this good work in you, and He will complete it.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for we will reap the harvest if we don’t give up.