Are We Paying Attention? By DEA
A Thought for the Day: “He is with us, working in His presence. But are we paying attention to Him? Looking for Him?” extracted from The Ministry of Presence by Elisa Pulliam.
Well, we have reached the end of my writing week on change. I don’t know about you, but it has been a rough week. But throughout the days, I pressed on reminding myself that God is my foundation amid change. He is your foundation too. It is relevant that we prepare for change, accept, and embrace it when it is God led. Stay prayed up!
CHANGE: Have we gone far enough in changing our actions?
2 All his life Joash did what was pleasing in the Lord’s sight because Jehoiada the priest instructed him. 2 Kings 12:2 NLT
GiG, Joash didn’t go far enough in removing sin from the nation, but he did much that was good and right. When we aren’t sure if we’ve gone far enough in correcting our actions, we can ask:
Does the Bible expressly prohibit this action?
Does this action take me away from loving, worshiping, or serving?
Does it make me its slave?
Is it bringing out the best in me, consistent with God’s purpose?
Does it benefit other believers?
By blending in beliefs, people were custom making their religion, and it led them far away from God.” Yes, but don’t get it twisted; there is still a lot of custom making going on today.
How do we react when given impossible tasks? You know that situation that seems impossible with human resources. Change prompted by and led by God is life changing. Settle in and recognize that it is simply an opportunity for God’s blessing to flow more freely. Yes, when we learn His Word and do what He Says. However, there’s going to come a time when we’re going to do things our way or God’s way (Mark 6:38).
GiG, far too many people don’t have the right perspective. It’s simple—God takes his super and places it with our natural; his extra with our not enough; God is in the miracle working business. Is He prompting you to change? He can work miracles; He is faithful.
May the changes we make in 2022 be toward God’s way; be encouraged to change—God’s waiting!
God’s Got It… so we can BELIEVE—We find life’s greatest pleasures in the presence of God. Elisa Pulliam
Have a “That’s All” Thursday, January 20— "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows." James 1:17
Called to serve and encouraging others to thrive,