How many Friends do you have that you share everything with. I mean even the Joy (Secrets that no one else knows). I only know a few people real close that I have shared the darkest secrets and the most joyful secrets with and they know who they are. I enjoy a wonderful relationship with these true friends because we have a bond that is spiritual and that relationship is tied with Jesus Christ.
Ecclesiastes 4:8-13 (NKJV)
8 There is one alone, without companion: He has neither son nor brother. Yet there is no end to all his labors, Nor is his eye satisfied with riches. But he never asks, “For whom do I toil and deprive myself of good?” This also is vanity and a grave misfortune.
9 Two are better than one, Because they have a good reward for their labor.
10 For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, For he has no one to help him up.
11 Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm; But how can one be warm alone?
12 Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
Matthew 18:20 (AMP)
20 For wherever two or three are gathered (drawn together as My followers) in (into) My name, there I AM in the midst of them.
Jesus Christ must be the center of all things, Even your Friendship with others. The Lord wants you and your friends to be one with Him in the Spirit. It makes for the most wonderful relationship because you are both walking with Jesus Christ. You can stand in agreement with one another, uplift each other, and hold each other accountable.
Jesus Christ is the Truest of Friends, He Died for us and He lives for us.
Shouldn’t we live for Him?
Check your heart and see if you meet the standard of Friendship. If Not, don’t beat yourself up, Just ask Jesus want do you desire of me Lord? He will show you the Way!
Read the Word. Study Scripture, and turn your ear to LISTEN? Hear the Holy Spirit, and He will guide you.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
|The Secret Of The Lord|
|“The secret (friendship R.V.) of the Lord is with them that fear Him.”
Psalms 25:14 Oswald Chambers – “My Utmost For His Highest”
What is the sign of a friend? That he tells you secret Sorrows? No, that he tells you secret joys. Many will confide to you their secret sorrows, but the last mark of intimacy is to confide secret joys. Have we ever let God tell us any of His joys, or are we telling God our secrets so continually that we leave no room for Him to talk to us? At the beginning of our Christian life we are full of requests to God, then we find that God wants to get us into relationship with Himself, to get us in touch with His purposes. Are we so wedded to Jesus Christ’s idea of prayer – “Thy will be done” – that we catch the secrets of God? The things that make God dear to us are not so much His great big blessings as the tiny things, because they show His amazing intimacy with us; He knows every detail of our individual lives.
“. . . him shall He teach in the way that He shall choose.” At first we want the consciousness of being guided by God, then as we go on we live so much in the consciousness of God that we do not need to ask what His will is, because the thought of choosing any other will never occur to us. If we are saved and sanctified God guides us by our ordinary choices, and if we are going to choose what He does not want, He will check, and we must heed. Whenever there is doubt, Stop at once. Never reason it out and say – “I wonder why I shouldn’t?” God instructs us in what we choose, that is, He guides our common sense, and we no longer hinder His Spirit by continually saying – “Now, Lord, what is Thy will?”
Free From Fear
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
– 2 Timothy 1:7
What would you think if I told you that you could live without fear? Would you believe me if I said that despite what you saw on the news tonight, you could be perfectly at peace? Impossible? Unrealistic? No!
You see, fear isn’t just a reaction to external circumstances. It’s a spiritual force. It begins inside a person. And it is totally destructive. In fact, fear is Satan’s primary weapon. He moves in response to fear, the way God moves in response to faith. He challenges the promises of God with it.
An excellent example of this is found in Matthew 14 when Jesus invited Peter to come to Him on the water. “But when he [Peter] saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me” (verse 30).
What enabled Peter to walk on the water? His faith in the Word of Jesus. What caused Peter to sink? He saw the wind boisterous and he was afraid. It wasn’t the wind that defeated him, it was his fear of it! He looked at his circumstances, gave into the fear, and the result was defeat. If Peter had kept his focus on Jesus, his faith would never have wavered. All the blustering and blowing in the world couldn’t have drawn him off course.
Faith is developed by meditating on God’s Word. Fear is developed by meditating on Satan’s lies. Such fearful meditation is called worrying. Don’t do it!
The Word of God is the sword of the Spirit. Use it to fight Satan every time he comes against you. Hold up your shield of faith and quench all of his fiery darts. Speak words of faith and fear will depart.