What Should I Do?

November 25, 2014 — Leave a comment

Colossians 3:17
And whatever you do in word of deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

Do all things in the name of the Lord Jesus. Well, that should make decision making a little easier some days, shouldn’t it ladies? If we run decisions by “the name of Jesus” to see how it fits, our decision may be a little more clear. Let’s think about a few things here:
~Should I allow my daughter spend the night over at that girls house that doesn’t seem to have any genuine walk with God or should they maybe just hang out at our house even though that isn’t always convenient?
~ Should I be talking with my friend of the opposite sex about my spouse when we are struggling?
~ Should I be going out for coffee, drinks or meals with someone of the opposite sex alone when I am married?
~ Should I give to the poor?
~ Should I volunteer my time at the church when I have time?
~ Should I read my Bible every day?
~ Should I make things right with ___________, we haven’t talked in a long time because of a grudge?
~ Should I ………………………..(fill in the blank)

Now if you run each of those things along with any other questions you may have today by the idea of doing them all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God, your decisions may be a little more clear. Don’t go through life picking and choosing where you will fit God in – do all things whether in word or deed in the name of the Lord Jesus!

God loves you and cares about every detail of your life. The best in life is always found in following Him and all that He has planned for you!

Quote:
“All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” Helen Keller

Genesis 21:6
And Sarah said, “God hath made me to laugh so that all that hear will laugh
with me.”

Sarah laughed because the miracle that God performed in her was so unbelievably out of the norm and she was just so happy!  God gave her the child she had waited for all her life after she had gone through menopause. She was old and beyond thinking about it anymore, I am sure.  She probably figured since she had messed up and gave her maid Hagar to Abraham to have a child with that there was no hope of God’s blessing, the odds were all against her in her mind!  She had sinned and hadn’t waited on God and took things into her own hands (which one of us ladies haven’t done at least some of that?) so her hope of blessing was suppressed by the lies of Satan telling her that it would never happen now.

I’ve been there, where I just thought I have made too many mistakes, it will never happen now.  I knew I was suppose to do something for God, but figured he had given up on me.  God never gives up and He always has plan B just waiting for you when you are ready to move forward with His plan!  Sometimes we take a detour or get impatient, but God’s plans and blessings are still there!  It just might take a little longer because of the route we have chosen to get there.

In Joshua chapter 1 verse 3 God tells Joshua that He will give him every piece of land he sets foot on.  How much has God already given you that you are afraid to take.  What has God called you to do that you feel you are no longer qualified to do?  Is there a blessing you have prayed and prayed for and you have stopped because you gave up hope?  In Genesis 18:14 when God told Abraham that Sarah would have a child she laughed then too (Sarah obviously loved to laugh because she seemed to do it all the time)and God’s response was, “Is anything too hard for the Lord”?  No matter what it is
that you are thinking about right now that has a hold of your heart, do you really think it is too hard for the Lord?

I would encourage you today to start again, whatever it is; a prayer for something or someone you gave up on, something you felt you were suppose to do for God with your life or whatever it might be.  Don’t give up now, the best is yet to come!

Quote: “Some people drink at the fountain of knowledge. Others just gargle.” Anonymous

Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,

There is a reason for everything and a time for everything just like this verse says our job is to stop and realize what season we are in.

Do you feel buried right now by what life seems to be throwing at you? Maybe you have lost a job or your marriage is falling apart or maybe one of your friends or your children are heading down the wrong path and you aren’t sure you can handle it all right now. Let’s stop here for a minute and figure out; are you buried or has God planted you?

Once there was a couple who had this wonderful black lab and even though he was 4 years old he still bounced around as though he was just a pup, getting into everything and continuously seeming to get into some kind of trouble. Well the neighbors had complained on many occasions that the dog was coming into their yard and disturbing their children’s bunny that was in a cage on their back patio. The young couple tried so hard to keep him contained and had even put in an invisible fence. Well one day as Susi was cleaning the kitchen she heard Boomer scratch at the back door and as she opened the door much to her horror all of her fears of what Boomer could be capable of loomed in front of her! There he stood wagging his tail covered in dirt and fur, holding their little bunny in his mouth. She quickly grabbed the bunny and knew right away that it was dead. She was horrified and decided to do the unimaginable, she just couldn’t have the neighbors find out that their dog had killed their bunny it would create all kinds of havoc between them so she washed the bunny up, blew dry his hair and when she saw that the neighbors were gone rushed over and propped it up in the cage with the hopes they would just figure it died of natural causes. Susi spent the day feeling a bit guilty and sad about the whole situation but what else could she do? That afternoon when the neighbors came back home all seemed to be well and Susi thought her plan must have worked when there was a pounding on the back door. There stood Mrs. Williams holding the bunny in her hands hysterical and screaming, “you have got to help me!” Susi wasn’t sure whether or not to just cough up the truth when Mrs. Williams said, “Look at this! Just look at this! Our rabbit died yesterday morning and we buried it in the back yard and when I got home today he was back in his cage!”

You see the Williams family had “buried” the rabbit, they didn’t expect it to spring back up, they hadn’t planted it. Sometimes when we feel buried God has really planted us and unlike the bunny He is anticipating new growth and life for us! Don’t let your circumstances get you down today. Ask God to show you today for the encouragement and insight you need through this season so you can bloom into everything He has planted you to be!

Quote: “You can’t wait for inspiration you have to go after it with a club.” Jack London

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Colossians 3:15
And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.

It is what is in your heart that matters!

Don’t allow all that is going on around you to rob you of your peace. If you have the peace of God ruling in your heart then you will be able to face all that is brought your way. Satan loves turmoil, and he loves to cause unrest but you don’t have to allow Him to have that victory over you.

As it says in Matthew 15:19, “For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander.” So, just as those wicked things come out of your heart, so does peace, love and mercy. Our mouths reveal what is in our heart so it is our heart we need to work on when there is a problem spiritually in our lives. As we draw close to God all of these other things come together. If you want peace, you don’t need to have it all around you, you need to have it in your heart. There will never be some heavenly bliss and peace here on earth so your peace must come from within.

How can you find the peace in your heart that Paul is talking about in this verse? It takes spending time in God’s Word and allowing all that He has to say fill your heart and mind. Whatever you are filling your mind with is what will consume your heart. God wants to consume your thoughts and when He does He will fill your heart with truth, honor, excellence and things worthy of praise and it will cover all of those evil thoughts of slander, anger, murder, sexual immorality, obsessions and addictions. Victory is yours but you also need to make the effort to consume yourself with God and the things of God in order to find it!

Search your heart today. Is there peace there in your heart and godly thoughts consuming your mind or is there more turmoil than good going on in there? You do have a choice you know, you don’t have to live consumed with fear, anger, obsessions and addictions but you must make the efforts necessary to have the victory you desire. “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” Philippians 4:8

Quote:
“Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.” James Allen