Thinking of those who "think" they have no worth to God ~ Perhaps you? Did you know that God created all things, including you for a purpose to love and enjoy -and to be loved?
Disobedience to God allowed sin into God's perfect Garden of Eden that he had created for us to simply enjoy LIFE with God. But now we have available this "Garden of Eden" on the inside of us. When we find this place of peace, we have another purpose and that is to love and pray for each other.
~ > ~ > ~ > How do you find this Garden of Eden / place of peace you may wonder? Simply put, by aligning your heart, values, morals and thoughts to be captive to God's Holy Word -and change to become pleasing to God in your integrity, which is according to the values [Scriptures] taught to us by Jesus [see blog on Integrity]. ~ > ~ > ~ >
To live blessed is to experience God living in your life -Blessed IS a great accomplishment with great purpose! Near to God (the prayer of a righteous person) is where our prayers become powerful and effective because of whom God is and whom he created us to be!
This is not something new, but sometimes we need to remember that according to whom God made us to be, we have purpose and we have worth to someone in the power of prayer!
We come near to God in our purified heart ...allowing Jesus to change our mind ~through the written Word; and change our heart through the living WORD -the Holy Spirit! The Holy Spirit's purpose in part is to bring to our attention those things that are unclean in God's sight [Convict our heart of wrongs] and be our confidence from God [our knowledge of good] ...
The Holy Spirit in the name of Jesus Christ brings to us OUR power to change for God. Our purpose is to learn and our purpose is to grow -cleansing out negative thoughts & redirecting what we allow our mind to ponder on. There is a purpose found in ridding our self from the sin(s) of our selfish nature and that purpose is to be blessed so that we can be a blessing.
Our worth is first found in Jesus Christ by accepting him as our Savior from death (total separation from God) to live with God forevermore, beginning with this day God calls Today!
Our worth from that moment on is found in Jesus Christ -accepting him as our Lord and being born again through the power of the Holy Spirit (whom convicts our heart to change).
Appropriate to share is from Dewey's Daily Cup http://www.mykkim.com/ and Max Lucado..........Now we do not live
following our sinful selves,
but we live following the Spirit.
Romans 8:4Perhaps your childhood memories bring more hurt than inspiration. The voices of your past cursed you, belittled you, ignored you. At the time, you thought such treatment was typical. Now you see it isn’t.Now you find yourself trying to explain your past. Do you rise above the past and make a difference? Or do you remain controlled by the past and make excuses?Think about this. Your parents may have given you genes, but God gives you grace. Your parents may be responsible for your body, but God has taken charge of your soul. You may get your looks from your mother, but you get eternity from your Father, your heavenly Father. God will give you what your family could never give you!Below is a Bible Study I have shared, because it was the Holy Spirit who led me in this knowledge that I found a few years back on Wisdom. I hope you are inspired to study Wisdom and above all things get understanding ... but first our purpose is to learn from the knowledge we have been given by God in the Bible.Scriptures have been given to us by God for a great purpose to understand and seek Wisdom ...and in Wisdom we find our Worth in Jesus to God.Thanks Dewey for the inspirations!Love in Christ Jesus,Karen
What is God’s purpose for me? Looking with Proverbs 8 in my heart.
God’s will for us is to become more like Christ! We need to read and hear God’s Word to know what HE is like to know what we CAN become!
We need to read the Bible until we hear God's still voice...
Proverbs 8 is Wisdom's call! My focus here is on whom wisdom IS ... and how vital it is to apply God's Wisdom to our life...in order to live a good life!
Do you feel hindered in your life? There is good news!!!
Christ lives in us through the Holy Spirit! Christ is Wisdom! Praise God that we have God's knowledge available to us, he gives us our instruction book on LIFE! We have a choice to listen...to learn...to walk in God's Wisdom...to walk in Christ! This offer is from God and is offered to anyone who will receive!
Praise God that HE loves us this much!!!
God teaches us about LIVING in LOVE...
Living in LOVE IS living In JESUS...in the likeness of Jesus...as God teaches...as we are covered in God's mercy and forgiveness through Jesus!
Our walk with God is "on the job training" in constant progress, THUS it is VITAL that we read the Bible to understand who God IS and about HIS character, but faith without works is dead. It is vital that we do OUR part and apply God's wisdom to our life! Otherwise, we are following the "wrong wisdom that does not come down from Heaven, but is earthly, unspiritual, of the devil (James 3:13-18). This knowledge has been PROFOUND in my life! Jesus is the way! Our purpose is to demonstrate in our life and show "The Way" for others to find their way to God. ... Our life is all about that God loved us so much that He sent His only Begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life (John 3:16). God did not send Jesus to condemn the world, but to save us from the penalty sin...Jesus came to save us (all who will believe) from death! Our purpose is set by God to show the way to life through Jesus Christ.
Life is bigger than what we see and experience on this earth!
God did not promise life for tomorrow to decide; God promised life to the full today and life forever with him in heaven if we will just believe. There is an eternal difference between living for tomorrow and living for eternity. Jesus is our hope in today and leads in our life forevermore, which begins the moment we accept Jesus and ask him to live in our lives.
GOD IS GOOD! GOD EXPECTS WHAT WORKS
LIVING IN WISDOM WORKS!!!
Wisdom is always with good purpose!
To choose to walk a different way that is contrary to God's Wisdom is quiting on God's Word.
Choosing to go against The Word in the Bible is choosing to go our own way and choosing not to go God's way.
Choosing not to learn God's message that is found in the Bible is cheating my very own self! I have learned the value of applying God's good Word to my life and with that wisdom comes true peace, love and joy with powerful protection in my life! God rules my life much better than I would dare to! And with my wise choice to listen to God and then also to trust and obey comes a closness to God, so I enjoy the freedom of just knowing God is going before me with HIS righteousness and also backing me up as my rear guard!
In other words, living in God's Word is walking with Jesus!
Don't give up on living according to God's rules...If you quit God's way, you walk away from God by choice!
Don't give up on learning God's good way. Have you every thought something was okay and then God showed you that it was not right?
I have! I've learned that God is patient with us, but HE won't give up on us and leave us in the dark! Some may think that it is better not to know, but I disagree, because by growing in wisdom, we grow closer to God!
When we are still and wait on God; when we are still and obedient to God, then we win! God always has good purpose!
Some may think that God causes things bad things to happen, but I encourage you to get to know who God really IS and what HIS character is really like for yourself before you pass judgement on God!
God purposes things...we have choices to make and with every choice there
are rewards or consequences. Now, also, sometimes we have done no bad
thing, but just so God could dramatically show that the ONE who calls us is superior...to get the attention of many!
God calls us to have a good life with good purpose...and God calls ALL, not
just one person! God loves us ALL!
What do we get if we quit God's way...do we dare quit on God?
God's way WORKS by HIS POWER!!!
8:1 ”Does not wisdom call out? (God calls ALL (me and every one "you" reading this today.)
8:6 ”Listen, for I have worthy things to say; I open my lips to speak what is right. 7 "My mouth speaks what is true,
8:10 "Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold,
8:12 ”I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence; I posses knowledge and discretion.
(Our wisdom is Christ in us! (See Proverbs 8:12 "I, wisdom...")
8:14 "I have understanding and power...
8:17 "I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me.
8:18 "With me are riches and honor, enduring wealth and prosperity."
8:22 "The LORD brought me forth as the first of his works, before his deeds of old;
8:23 "I was appointed from eternity, from the beginning, before the world began.
9:10 "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding, For through me your days will be many, and years will be added to your life."
12 If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you
EVERY Word of God is worthy of living...
Why do we tend to occasionally make excuses to do as we please at times especially when we are tired, discouraged?
Does an excuse make it okay? Does our excuse change the Word of God?
I am learning more and more that it is in the tough times that we need to shine for God and stand true to HIS word!
God loves us and teaches us, but...
HE won't bow down to us and our level and hang out there...We need to rise up to God to live in HIS level in Jesus to reach HIS level of good graces! YES, God does come to us at our level...HIS NAME IS JESUS, but it is our choice to grab HIS hand and change and to grow to be more in the LIKENESS OF JESUS!
The Bible quietly reveals iniquities that hinder us and Christ in us inspires us to change...Living in The Holy Spirit tunes our ear to obey... and LOVE never fails!
It's all about living with Christ in us! We learn to walk in LOVE and WISDOM and we are learning to walk in Jesus...and Love never fails!
I encourage everyone to read the Bible daily! Maybe God will lead some to Proverbs, but where ever God leads us in the Bible, we are with God in HIS WORD!
If you don't have access to a Bible, ask someone today!
Today is a brand NEW day to enjoy a blessed life in God's good graces...
God is near to us! Our wisdom is Christ in us! (See Proverbs8:12 "I, wisdom...")
God’s reward is Peace!
Peace comes to those who obey. Blessings come to those who hear and obey.
Father, in YOUR Son and by YOUR Holy Spirit, I sit down in humbly at your throne to pay tribute to you today!
Love in Christ, Karen Rowe
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