Morning Verse

For Your lovingkindness is before my eyes, And I have walked in Your truth.
Psalms 26:3 NKJV

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April 5th 2018 ¤ Our Daily Bread Devotional

What We Want to Hear

Excerpt:

Lord, help me to seek and heed Your counsel even when it’s against my desires or popular thought.

In Jesus’ name, amen.

God’s counsel is trustworthy and wise.

This reading I take as a hint of the way I should go. Sadly, at some moments it hurts (or is upsetting and or saddening) to think about the past with the one I was in a romantic relationship with. I’ve already prayed about the situation. Never have I been in such a long relationship, never have I gone through a breakup or separation of this kind. I think about how long this period is supposed to last.

To be as king Ahab is not a desire of mine. To be like king Jehoshaphat, who desires to inquire of the LORD is more appealing and it is the right thing to do. As is explained in the ODB reading, king Ahab had no desire to hear what the Lord had to say about his actions or dealings. So he appointed his own prophets so that they would tell Ahab what he wanted to hear.

This is what king Jehoshaphat said to king Ahab in 2 Chronicles 18:6, “But Jehoshaphat said, ‘Is it there not still a prophet of the LORD here, that we may inquire of Him?'”

I have heard the opinion of others about the break up. From some I can draw some hope, from others I draw hope and faith. In the end, I draw hope and faith from both, because in the end it all depends on what God can and will do.

Let’s seek the Lord and not do what our flesh craves, that is to tell us what we want to hear. Let’s be bold enough to take the truth of whatever matter we face and not hide from it by the words of people who actually lie to us instead of telling us the truth.

Let’s be like king Jehoshaphat and seek to find out what the LORD is saying to us about the situation(s) we are in.

Read 2 Chronicles 18. For reference to the our daily bread devotional read up to verse 27. I encourage you to read to the end to find out what happens to Ahab and Jehoshaphat. It pleases me to find out how God was true to His character and Word.

♡ God

TC

Foundations of Relationships

The enemy of all mankind the devil doesn’t like to see anyone have a good relationship.
-Protect your relationships.
-Love is the FOUNDATION upon which relationships are built. 1Cor 13:1-13.
-Truth (Honesty and Integrity) are the BUILDING BLOCKS for relationships. John 14:6; 8:32.
-Communication CONFIRMS, SUSTAINS and MAINTAINS relationships. 1 Cor 1:10; Acts 2:44-47.
-Agreement is the POWER in relationships. Amos 3:3; Acts 2:1-4, 4:32-35; 1:8.
-Christ at the CENTER is the VICTORY in all relationships.
John 15:5 Jesus said:
…for without me all of you can do nothing.
1 Cor 15:57
But thanks be to God, Who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
+++Blessed you are and blessed you will always be and to the Lord Jesus Christ be all the glory. Amen!

Truth Telling, It Will Set You Free

Be open
Be honest
Be transparent
Be truthful
Know you
Be you
Live free
Jesus did say,
“You shall know the truth,
And the truth shall set you free.”

A message that is really for me. In reading The Me I Want To Be by John Ortberg, I started to be honest with others by telling them the truth and not a lie. By saying, “No im not okay,” when they asked, if I was.

I don’t know when I stopped telling the truth about how I was or how my day was going, but starting yesterday I am back on track. With work, with my friends, and with my boyfriend.

Tell the truth. Let me know if you feel lighter. 🙂

Inspiration: Jesus told Nathanael, “Behold, an Israelite in whom there is no deceit.”

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