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Organizing the Inside – Day 291 Out On A Limb With God

8“Do not forget this! Keep it in mind! Remember this, you guilty ones. 9Remember the things I have done in the past. For I alone am God! I am God, and there is none like me. 10Only I can tell you the future before it even happens. Everything I plan will come to pass, for I do whatever I wish. 11I will call a swift bird of prey from the east— a leader from a distant land to come and do my bidding. I have said what I would do, and I will do it. 12“Listen to me, you stubborn people who are so far from doing right. 13For I am ready to set things right, not in the distant future, but right now!  Isaiah 46:8-13 (NLT)

God wants to correct the matter today. He will however need your full cooperation. He wants to bring about the change that you’ve waited for. He is not preparing you for something that will happen in the distant future. If you truly trust in Him alone, He will prove Himself mighty. Stand and believe His Word. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. Psalm 37:5 (KJV)

Resist the urge to continue doing what you’ve been doing. Is it not obvious that your way isn’t working? There is a big difference between stubbornness and perseverance.  Faith makes the difference clear. Stubbornness is doing things according to your own plans; unwilling to bend and change according to God’s Word.  Perseverance is a determination to follow the will of God; an unwillingness to give in to the fear and doubt. Perseverance causes you respond to things according to God’s Word, according to faith. In our stubbornness we sometimes think our ideas and ways are better than what God has for us. At times we reject doing what He wants, because we’d rather try our own way first. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your way, and my thoughts than your thoughts.  Isaiah 55:9 (NIV) God wants you to acknowledge and recognize His awesome power. He alone can change your circumstance. Will you go out on a limb and trust Him to do what He said He would do?

Organizing the Inside – Day 290 Today’s Decisions, Tomorrow’s Generation

3Now Elimelech, Naomi’s husband, died, and she was left with her two sons. 4They married Moabite women, one named Orpah and the other Ruth. After they had lived there about ten years, 5both Mahlon and Kilion also died, and Naomi was left without her two sons and her husband. 20“Don’t call me Naomi,” she told them. “Call me Mara,because the Almighty has made my life very bitter. 21I went away full, but the Lord has brought me back empty. Why call me Naomi? The Lord has afflicted me; the Almighty has brought misfortune upon me.”  Ruth 1:3-5, 20, 21

Even through hard times trust God.
Although Naomi expressed more than once that she felt the Lord had dealt harshly with her, she remained faithful and did not become bitter or angry. She’d not only lost her husband, she also lost both her sons and had a great deal to contend with personally. Naomi never questioned God and in the end her trust was greatly rewarded. Ruth, Naomi’s daughter-in-law was determined to stick close to her. Ruth could have returned to her own family, but she made the choice to submit and commit to her mother-in-law. Ruth’s commitment to her widowed mother-in-law was part of God’s big picture plan to bring Christ into the world.

Especially when you don’t understand, continue to make godly choices. Ruth had no idea what her future held. No prophet came along to prophesy to her about the royal lineage of David and what her role would be. Ruth chose to submit and committed her loyalty to a woman whose future did not look too promising. But Ruth replied… Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Ruth 1:16 (NIV) Her choice to submit to Naomi was unyielding. As Christian women in today’s modern society, with women’s liberation and much ado about equality very few women are willing to humble themselves under the mighty hand of God, and submit to authority. Naomi’s wisdom provided protection and placed Ruth in the right place at the right time.  She didn’t understand the customs of her mother-in-law, but she never questioned what she was told to do. Although she was a Moabitess, she chose to worship and serve the true God. Ruth’s choices were long-lasting and life changing, but God was with her and she prospered in her obedience.  Not only did Ruth find love, she found it with a well-respected and wealthy man who truly loved her. Boaz was a good man, and he happily fulfilled his duty as Ruth’s husband faithfully.

There is something you must KNOW.
Sometimes we cannot see how God is going to work out our situation. Naomi’s life seemed finished to some, she’d been through so much and was approaching her latter years. When we go though things, sometimes for years it may seem like we are not on the winning side. Difficult situation, after difficult situation may leave you wondering why God has allowed such sadness to be your fate. You must take heart and realize that, (like Naomi) as sure as there is God there is hope. Be willing to keep serving God without questioning His motives. KNOW that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 (NIV) Naomi knew and did not question God. 14The women said to Naomi: “Praise be to the Lord, who this day has not left you without a kinsman-redeemer. May he become famous throughout Israel! 15He will renew your life and sustain you in your old age. For your daughter-in-law, who loves you and who is better to you than seven sons, has given him birth.” Ruth 4:14, 15 (NIV) For Boaz, Naomi and Ruth this was a win, win situation. They each made choices that honored God and as a result they were blessed by God, and were a blessing to each other. At the time they had no way of knowing the importance of their decisions. Years later the world would receive a Savior, from the line of David. The godly decisions made years earlier affected the course of many lives, through God’s hope and promise.

The story of Naomi and Ruth shows us how God blesses our:
Willingness to submit to authority
Willingness to commit to purpose
Willingness to serve Him
Willingness to honor Him
Willingness to trust Him
Sometimes, even when we don’t understand we have to trust God. We don’t know the outcome of our steadfast commitment to Him. Is your life different in any way by the choices of your great-grandparents? How many generations are affected by the choices we make today?

Organizing the Inside – Day 289 Abide In Truth

24See that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father. 25And this is what he promised us—even eternal life. 26I am writing these things to you about those who are trying to lead you astray. 27As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit—just as it has taught you, remain in him. 1 John 2:24-27 (NIV)

Understanding what truth is.
There is only one truth, the Word of God. Whether in written or in spoken form, the Word of God is truth. The same Word in human form is Jesus Christ. (John 1:14) Truth: that which corresponds to fact or reality. Truth is eternal. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.  Matthew 24:35 (NIV) If it is true, it will never change. God is truth. “I am the LORD, and I do not change.  Malachi 3:6a (NLT) Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me. John 14:6

Understanding what truth isn’t.
Those things that change and are found to be unreliable are not true. The stock market, the economy, the lottery, this world’s systems and man’s systems are all false. The only thing that we can build our lives upon is the TRUTH. The only thing worthy of our trust, faith and loyalty is TRUTH. The Word of God is eternal and true. Man’s logic and reasoning may seem wise and perhaps some are helpful, but be careful about building upon anything other than that which is TRUE.

Establish a relationship with the truth.
When I am unwilling to accept the truth, in its entirety, then I am unwilling to have a deeper relationship with God. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. John 17:17 (KJV) Many people, even Christians waste countless years searching for the truth, all the while they continue to reject the very truth that will save them from destruction. My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, Hosea 4:6 (KJV)

Choose to live in TRUTH.
God wants His Word (truth) applied to every small corner, area, space of our hearts and lives. (Psalm 51:6) Each time you receive a message of truth from God, and you refuse to accept it, you are essentially refusing to accept God. Many want all the blessings and long life that the Word brings, but would rather pick and choose what to obey and what to reject. This sort of double minded person mustn’t believe that they will be blessed by God in what they choose to do, they are highly mistaken. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Their loyalty is divided between God and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do. James 1:6-8 (NLT) But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves. James 1:22 (NLT)

The truth makes us completely free.
Fear God and relinquish complete control (of even the smallest things) to the Lordship of Jesus Christ and you will not be deceived.  So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls. James 1:21 (NLT) The truth changes us; it doesn’t set us free. Being “set free” means you could be placed into bondage again. The truth makes us FREE. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32 (KJV) The truth gives us freedom from bondage, no matter how great or small that bondage is. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. John 8:36 (KJV)

Organizing the Inside – Day 288 Ignore Haters, God Has Your Back

1Sanballat was very angry when he learned that we were rebuilding the wall. He flew into a rage and mocked the Jews, 2saying in front of his friends and the Samarian army officers, “What does this bunch of poor, feeble Jews think they’re doing? Do they think they can build the wall in a single day by just offering a few sacrifices?  Do they actually think they can make something of stones from a rubbish heap—and charred ones at that?” 3Tobiah the Ammonite, who was standing beside him, remarked, “That stone wall would collapse if even a fox walked along the top of it!”   Nehemiah 4:1-3 (NLT)

Have you set out to do something for the Lord?  Are you being mocked and ridiculed by others who aren’t doing anything?  The critics will always have co-signers who go along with whatever they are attempting to tear down with their tongues. The good news today is that if you are doing the will of God then He will send people who believe in the vision. The people who God sends will have the skills needed to help you carry out the vision, and they will also have willing hearts to serve.

Are there haters who want to see you fail?  If so, just know that even the great men of old had haters who stood on the sidelines or tried to run interference with their evil schemes to hinder God’s plan.  Ignore the haters, don’t meet with them, and don’t eat with them.  Let God deal with them, be single-minded and stay focused on the vision. God will give you every resource needed to bring it to pass. Never lose focus.

Organizing the Inside – Day 287 My Rock, My Salvation

5Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him.  6He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will not be shaken.  7My victory and honor come from God alone. He is my refuge, a rock where no enemy can reach me. 8O my people, trust in him at all times. Pour out your heart to him, for God is our refuge. Psalm 62:5 (NLT)

Lasting peace comes from an unyielding hope in the power of God’s complete salvation. The confidence we find in His presences assures us that with Him is where we belong. David hid himself from the divisive schemes of his enemies and found refuge in the cleft of the rock. Where can you go to hide from all the chaos and noise that interrupts your thoughts and interferes with prayer? Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; Psalm 37:7 (NIV) At the end of a long and complicated day take your concerns to God and leave them there. He never scolds or criticizes, nor does He pass harsh judgment. He knows your strengths, weaknesses and opportunities. There is not one past failure that is hidden from His eyes, yet forgiveness is all He chooses to see.

Don’t let the natural cause you to ignore the spiritual. Neither mere man nor profit can bring you victory and honor. Deep down inside we all know there is something we need that no man can offer. There is a longing for God’s presence and no substitution will do. Internal fulfillment is not always the easiest to achieve; less apparent than a blouse, a new suit or food in the pantry. It takes being quiet, being still and realizing your need to frequently draw from the source. When it comes down to true fulfillment there is only one real source.  And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: Exodus 3:14 (KJV) Your energy, your wisdom and all your strength is found in Him.  God is there to replenish you, restore you, instruct and protect you. He is there as whatever we need. God alone, the Rock of our salvation.

Organizing the Inside – Day 286 Keeping Cool in the Pressure Cooker

16So the king gave the order, and they brought Daniel and threw him into the lions’ den. 19At the first light of dawn, the king got up and hurried to the lions’ den. 21Daniel answered, “O king, live forever! 22My God sent his angel, and he shut the mouths of the lions. They have not hurt me, because I was found innocent in his sight. Nor have I ever done any wrong before you, O king.” 23The king was overjoyed and gave orders to lift Daniel out of the den. And when Daniel was lifted from the den, no wound was found on him, because he had trusted in his God. Daniel 6:16a, 19, 21-23 (NIV)
Read Daniel 6

Daniel stood firm in his convictions. He trusted God and found strength through his relationship with God. Daniel’s heart was settled; serving God was the only option for him. When the time came and Daniel’s faith was tested he remained cool and was not afraid. His trust in God made all the difference in his choices. Daniel did not cave in to the pressure to stop serving God and bow to the king instead. God rewarded Daniel and punished his enemies. Daniel’s faith even provoked a change in King Darius and inspired change throughout the land. The story of Daniel is an encouraging reminder for us. Our faith will prevail if we put our trust in God.

7 Non-negotiable actions we can extract from the life of Daniel.
When our faith is tested we must:

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Keep trusting God and don’t give in to the pressure of the circumstances. By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:2 (NIV)
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Keep serving God no matter what jealous people might think, say or do. When a man’s ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him. Proverbs 16:7 (KJV)
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Keep praying as you always have. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before. Daniel 6:10b (NIV) Keep watch and pray, so that you will not give in to temptation. For the spirit is willing, but the body is weak.” Mark 14:38 (NLT)
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Remember when you are at your weakest then you are strong. Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NLT)
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Remember your position may make you a target for the enemy. But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world. 1 John 4:4 (NLT)
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Remember God will use your faith to show Himself mighty through. For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. 2 Chronicles 16:9 (KJV)
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Stand firm, and don’t be afraid to face the impossible.  For with God nothing shall be impossible. Luke 1:37 (KJV)

Daniel was a man of great faith. We are made right with God through our faith in Jesus Christ. Yet we know that a person is made right with God by faith in Jesus Christ, not by obeying the law. And we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we might be made right with God because of our faith in Christ, not because we have obeyed the law. For no one will ever be made right with God by obeying the law.” Galatians 2:16 (NLT) God has given us all the faith we need to stand firm in the face of adversity. Victory is based upon faith, not what we do. We must however, act upon our faith to experience victory. Resist the temptation to give in when times are tough. God will reward your decision to stand up for your convictions and not bow down under pressure. Your faith can have a huge impact on others. Your life is a living testimony to the sustaining power of God.

Organizing the Inside – Day 285 God Organized First

1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. 3And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 5God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day. Genesis 1:1-5 (NIV)

God is a God of order. The first 25 verses of the bible, shows God making an investment by preparing things for Adam. He spent time organizing the earth so that Adam could be both productive and prosperous. Before creating Adam and Eve God organized their environment. When children are disorganized it’s often because their environment is disorganized and missing structure, systems and order. There are many accounts in the bible of God setting things in order before moving His people forward to the next phase of His calling. God demonstrates the principle of organization again when He gave Noah instructions to build the ark. He organized Noah by giving specific plans, instructing him how to prepare for the destruction of the world.

Is your life organized? A common mistake many people make is to not take time to organize before starting a project or taking on a new task. If you pile one project on top of another disorganized project eventually you have nothing more than clutter and chaos. God wants our lives to have order and focus. For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace. 1 Corinthians 14:33a (KJV) We simply cannot go from one day to the next leaving behind a trail of unfinished tasks. Take time to assess the organizational systems in your home and office and devise a plan to address problems. One of the best investments we can make in our future is to take time daily to establish order and allow God to direct our path. When your life is organized everything is less complicated and you are free to receive all that God has for you.

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Organizing the Inside – Day 284 Beyond Regrets

36Simon Peter asked, “Lord, where are you going?” And Jesus replied, “You can’t go with me now, but you will follow me later.” 37“But why can’t I come now, Lord?” he asked. “I’m ready to die for you.” 38Jesus answered, “Die for me? I tell you the truth, Peter—before the rooster crows tomorrow morning, you will deny three times that you even know me. John 13:36-38 (NLT)

Peter’s denial of Christ was very public. At one time Peter thought he was ready to stand boldly and show his love and commitment to Jesus. Yet Jesus saw beyond Peter’s zeal and foretold him that he was indeed not ready to die for Him. In fact Jesus told Peter that he would deny Him. The guilt and shame that Peter felt must have been almost overwhelming when he finally realized what he had done. I’m sure this was a difficult and humbling experience for him.

Sometimes Christians are so full of zeal, but their enthusiasm is misdirected.
For I can testify about them that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not based on knowledge. Romans 10:2 (NIV) I love street witnessing. So excited about the Lord; I was just beginning to understand the power that was at work within me. After going through weeks of prayer and training, we saw many folks saved and delivered as we witnessed on the streets week after week. All the excitement and readiness was leading up to one of our biggest nights, Halloween. We knew that in certain neighborhoods the people would be out and not only that, they would be happy to answer the door! This night was different in that two others were with me. Usually we went out in teams of two. Prayed up, in full armor and ready to go, we approached one home and an elderly woman answered the door. We began to share the good news, but the blank stare she gave was a clear indication she had no idea what we were saying.

Not knowing what to do next.
We stood at the door baffled that God had left us so ill-equipped.  The two who were with me looked at each other and shook their heads as to say, “I’ve got nothing” and I knew eventually they’d look at me. With only seconds to decide I stood there shaking in my sneakers. You see, there was an unfamiliar anointing upon me that flowed from my belly to my vocal cords and onto my tongue. I knew that the Lord had given me the words to speak to this woman in her native tongue. I wanted so desperately to tell her how Jesus died for her and about God’s love. Yet in that very moment I said nothing. I shook my head and hunched my shoulders to the others as to say, “beats me.” We stood there for a few more moments, waiting for God to provide and He did. I felt as though my tongue was about to fly right out of my mouth and the powerful force stirring within me made it difficult to maintain my composure. Yet, I did not open my mouth. The thoughts of what will they think, and why did God choose me, and what if I sound crazy, came all at once as I stood there on the porch that Halloween night and denied Christ.

Is He Lord and Savior?
As we walked away my witnessing partners were bewildered that God did not provide. Only I knew the truth. The river of power soon began to subside and was replaced by the absolute worst feeling of sadness and shame. As we made our way down the sidewalk to the next house God reminded me of His love for me, of His forgiveness. The hope that I was so anxiously wanting to share with all the trick-or-treaters or anyone else willing to listen, was now the exact hope I needed most. Unlike Peter’s public denial, my guilt was private and no one else knew. Peter grew to love Christ more and went on to do great things as one of the founding fathers of the early church.  For me, that night in my humbled state I discovered something new about being a Christian. Jesus didn’t want to be my Savior only; He wanted to be my Lord. Over those next weeks, as God restored my confidence I had a new appreciation for God’s forgiveness and my relationship with Him.

As your love for Christ grows, your zeal will be according to knowledge.
As your desire for Him deepens, as you spend more time in His presence, your heart will soon discover He is more than just your Savior; He must also be Lord. Whether we get off the throne, and allow Christ to take His place as Lord of our lives or not, Jesus is Lord! 10That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:10, 11 (KJV)

Years later, I wondered what happened to the elderly woman who answered the door that night. The part I left out was that, during the time we were standing there wondering what to do next, she left the door and came back with her bible. It was in Spanish and she began to speak to us in Spanish with the brightest smile as she held her bible close. Somehow, we understood she knew the Lord. Of course none of us could understand a word she said and she didn’t understand us either. That night was one of those experiences you have with the Lord that changes you forever. Jesus foreknew and yet He still chose me anyway.

God knows we are going to fall short.
Even Peter denied him three times, but he went on to do so much for the Lord. God’s grace gives us the power and confidence to keep going. His grace is all we need to overcome our past mistakes. You can still move forward and do wonderful things for God, because Christ’s blood flows freely. His grace is quite capable of supplying you and me with the power we need to continue in Him. If Peter had denied the Lord five times instead of three, God’s grace would have been available just the same. It’s plenty enough to free, cover and empower you, me and the entire world. Therefore today, we are moving beyond regrets, beyond fear and beyond ourselves as we enter into that place where Christ is not only our Savior, but He is Lord.

Organizing the Inside – Day 283 Embrace the Truth, Even If It Hurts

2Asa did what was good and right in the eyes of the Lord his God. 3He removed the foreign altars and the high places, smashed the sacred stones and cut down the Asherah poles. 4He commanded Judah to seek the Lord, the God of their fathers, and to obey his laws and commands. 5He removed the high places and incense altars in every town in Judah, and the kingdom was at peace under him. 6He built up the fortified cities of Judah, since the land was at peace. No one was at war with him during those years, for the Lord gave him rest. 2 Chronicles 13:2-6 (NIV)

When you are trusting God, His Word is encouraging. Asa knew the Lord and had sought Him in the past. He entered into battle against the Ethiopians and because he’d turned to God for help first, God defeated the Ethiopians and gave Asa and his army complete victory. Asa took heart when the man of God brought a word from the Lord. He then became even more determined to rid the land of detestable idols. Asa established a system around the things of God. He was also open to receive the counsel of godly men; for a time he chose to honor God. When we surround ourselves with a support system of godly people who know how to pray and hear from God, we will be more productive and at peace. As a result of his willingness to obey God, Asa and the people of Judah experienced many years of peace. God looks for committed people who will do things His way. For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. 2 Chronicles 16:9a (KJV)

When you aren’t trusting God, His Word (the truth) makes you angry. Asa made a huge error after trusting God for many years. He reasoned within himself and decided to form an alliance with an ungodly king. He took the riches from the temple to use as bargaining power to get what he wanted. He no longer went to God as his source. It is never a good idea to seek alliances with the ungodly. Sure there are ungodly people who may seem successful and by the world’s standards perhaps they are. Look at Asa, he knew the Lord and had experienced great success when he followed God’s ways and trusted Him. Once he began to reason within himself and go outside of God’s plan, the word from the Lord which exposed his sin made him very angry. (2 Chronicles 15:8 and 16:7) Many Christians make the same mistake by not putting God first; then they get angry when God sends the uncompromising message of truth and exposes their sin.

God uses His Word to discipline us.
God uses His Word and His people to send us the truth. When He disciplines us we must yield and not get angry. Joyful are those you discipline, LORD, those you teach with your instructions. Psalm 94:12 (NLT)  His Word not only guides us (staff) it also disciplines us (rod), which brings comfort because we find confidence in knowing God is there with His Word. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:4 (NIV) All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 2 Timothy 3:16 (NIV)

Always embrace the truth it’s there to help us grow. When God tells us the truth and exposes our mistakes we should be grateful instead of getting angry or rebelling.  Think about it: Just as a parent disciplines a child, the LORD your God disciplines you for your own good. Deuteronomy 8:5 (NLT) Surely God sees the “big picture” and knows us better than we know ourselves. He also has our best interest at heart. We must develop a greater sensitivity to the things of God. Be quick to seek Him before making decisions and be humble enough to admit when we’ve messed up. Remember what it says: “Today when you hear his voice, don’t harden your hearts as Israel did when they rebelled.” Hebrews 3:15 (NLT)

Organizing the Inside – Day 282 Let Us Fix Our Eyes On The Answer

Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2 (KJV)

Is your mind perplexed?
Until we see Him face to face, there will be unanswered questions. So many of the questions you’ve asked since you were young in the Lord still go unanswered. Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely. 1 Corinthians 13:12 (NLT) As you grow closer to Him; as your love for the Father deepens, certain answers you sought are no long important, because you now know the Answer.

Stay focused on the mission.
Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you. Proverbs 4:25 (NLT)
When you trust the author there is no longer a need to know the story behind the story; you just know that the story is true. Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith. Not only is He the one who has the authority to create our faith; He is also the one who will ensure the completion of our faith. How beautiful is His Word that strengthens feeble knees. “So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the LORD your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 (NLT)

Listen to the call to TRUST God.

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