Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Believe or Not to Believe……….

“Therefore I esteem as right all, yes, all Your precepts; I hate every false way.”  Psalm 119:128  AMP

We should consider Psalms 119:128, and make a decision about it: “Do we believe it or do we not?”

This verse implies that God has given instruction in His Word concerning every area of our life and these instructions are always the right thing for us to do.

Always!  No arguing---no debate----no excuses.  Never!

At some point in our Christian walk, if we are ever going to go anywhere in it, we are going to have to make a decision on what God is telling us to do.

“Do I really believe what God has said to do is really the right thing to do?"

Sometimes it seems like the thing God tells us to do is opposite of what it should be or appears to contradict His Word.  Good example would be when He told Abraham to sacrifice his son.   God’s ways and thoughts are not ours and in times like this, we must trust and obey.  Faith is being tested and stretched.   (Isa. 55: 8-9)

Will we believe Him when it looks “wrong”?

If we will believe and obey what God says for us to do, we will eat the fruit of all He has promised.

If we refuse to believe and obey, we will eat the fruit of our own way. I have experienced both and I can tell you that His fruit taste so much sweeter.

We need to know that as we learn the ways of God, divine precepts and principles of a heavenly origin are being brought into our lives. To our great joy, we discover that those precepts and principles are workable in the 'here and now' where they are needed not in eternity.

If we receive, believe and obey them, we will find ourselves....

 Enjoying peace - where there is no peace.
 Having joy - where there is no joy.
 Receiving direction - where there is confusion all around us.
 Having deep, growing relationships - where so many around us are being polarized.
 Seeing our families being drawn together - where others are disintegrating.

We need to know that as we learn His ways, God begins a work in us that starts to produce some wonderful changes in our life. 

Philippians 2:13 says, "For God is working in you, giving you the desire to obey him and the power to do what pleases him."

Philippians 1:6, (NIV) "And I am sure that God who began the good work within you, will continue his work, until it is finally finished on that day when Christ Jesus comes back again."

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