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Calling Him Lord?

Sometimes I wonder why I have to see certain things in scripture when ignorance would have been bliss.

Well that’s the story of my life. God really does love me so He challenges and encourages me to a higher standard.

I’ve been sharing these challenges and encouragements with you for a while now. Here’s today’s challenge.

Read with me: Why do you call me Lord, Lord and do not do what I say?-Luke 6:46

A Lord rules and commands obedience. A Lord’s commands and instructions are carried out without delay.

To submit to another’s lordship is to submit to their authority.

You do not disobey your Lord-especially when you chose to make Him your Lord.

If you can choose to obey or disobey then there is no Lordship.

Look through your life and your walk with God as I look through mine.

Whose agenda am I running?

Who am I obeying?

Should I really be calling him Lord if I don’t obey him?

Should you?

I’m checking my obedience level today.

Who’s with me?

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Evidence of Payment

Have you ever gone shopping for a very large object-maybe a household appliance that the company had to deliver and probably even install?

A lot of us can relate right? Let’s go on.

In most cases, when you ordered the appliance, you paid the purchase price and got a receipt.

When you left the store, you were certain that what you had paid for was going to be delivered.

What gives you that assurance-especially if you are like me is the purchase receipt I am holding which is the ‘evidence’ that I own that appliances even though it has not been delivered to me.

And I would definitely keep that receipt safe.

The same rule applies to our walk with God.

Read with me: ‘Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen’- Hebrews 11:1

Faith is your evidence of payment for all promises of God for you,that are yet to be delivered.

Faith is in a sense your purchase receipt for yet to be delivered promises.

How are your purchase receipts from God holding up today?

Are some torn, crumpled or missing?

Why don’t you go back to the word and gather them together again?

More often than not, you’ll need to present those receipts at delivery and installation of those promises.

Receipts gathering mode activated!

Who’s with me?

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The Certainty of Hope

A few weeks ago I was in church when something new hit me from a very common scripture.

I suddenly remembered that a friend had tried to show me this same thing over a year ago but I didn’t get it then.

And then I started to wonder why nobody had ever taught me this before now.

I’m sure you’re thinking, Get to the point already. Relax, I am.

Read with me: Now, faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.-Hebrews 11:1 (NIV)

Just in case you didn’t see it, what I saw is the relationship between ‘hope’ and ‘faith’.

After hearing so many times that hope is not faith, I never thought they were related.

Guess what? They are! You cannot have faith without hope.

Faith is hope that has gone from probability to certainty.

So to lose hope is to lose faith. To have hope is to be a step closer to having faith.

The certainty of Hope is Faith!

How certain is your hope today?

Hope certainty mode activated.

Who’s with me?

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It’s Part of The Plan

Since the beginning of this week, I’ve been assailed with messages about the death of Christ.-Holy week as the church chooses to call it.

But something struck me anew this morning and I thought to share.

The death of Christ was not an accident that shocked God, it was part of the plan God made before the creation of the world.

God is never caught off guard. He never needs a plan B.

So this will Easter weekend, What is going on in your life that has you wondering if God has left the watch or lost the plot?

God is not on vacation. I know it feels like that sometimes, don’t worry, Jesus felt it too.

What you’re going through now-no matter how ugly, terrible or unthinkable it is, it’s part of the plan just like Jesus dying was part of the redemption plan.

Trust the planner. He’s not lost the blueprint and He’s not done yet.

So this Easter weekend, I’m trusting the planner even in the dark.

I’m trusting God.

Who’s with me?

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