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Organizing the Inside – Day 269 He’s There Every Step of the Way

29Keep me from lying to myself; give me the privilege of knowing your instructions.
34Give me understanding, and I will keep your law and obey it with all my heart. 35Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight. 36Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain. Psalm 119:29, 34-36 (NLT)

I’ve read countless books which provided instructions.
Many books are said to help you grow in your faith. These books are full of great ideas, antidotes and thoughts to live by. I must admit, I’ve never read a book, attended a seminar or taken a class where the one providing the instruction was intimately involved in the life of the student or listener. These professors and writers never once agreed to walk with their students every step of the way to carry out their great teachings. Sure, I’ve known many great teachers who have encouraged me to make improvements in my life, but they never walked with me daily to show me how. In this way, God is so different. God not only gives us His Word to follow, but He also is intimately involved in ensuring our success every step of the way. He is the Master Instructor and class is always in session. How awesome is our God!

When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that you should care for them? Psalm 8:3, 4 (NIV) What an honor and privilege it is to have a personal relationship with the author of the greatest book ever written.

Jehovah Rohi, my Shepherd.
Many more laws will be passed, lessons taught and books written, but there will be no other teacher, author or mentor who can compare to the Great Shepherd.  As God teaches us He also guides our hearts and minds; providing not only hope for tomorrow, but bringing full salvation to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him. Exodus 15:2 (NIV)

Organizing the Inside – Day 66 Which Report Will You Believe?

Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will never disappear.”  ~ Mark 13:31

A recent doctor’s visit confirmed what I already knew.
I’d worked myself into worry frenzy all because I sought answers from Google instead of asking God. There is nothing wrong with being informed about your health, but I went to this doctor’s appointment armed with a complete diagnosis and prognosis about my condition.  The doctor never had a chance to examine me or discuss my concerns before I’d already determined what needed to be done.  Yikes! Had I really done all this based upon a Google search?

What was I thinking?
I went to Google first, got my diagnosis and then thought dear Lord you know what Google said, oh help me Lord, it doesn’t look good. I say that jokingly, but it was pretty much how I handled the situation.  Not good.  After only a few minutes in conversation, the nurse told me that the internet was one of their biggest problems, because when patients come in they are anxious, fearing the long list of possible problems and that fear, can create health complications. Obviously I wasn’t the first patient who went to Dr. Google before coming into the office.

I decided I’d better stop asking Google and I asked God.
I must confess I spend my fair share of time on the internet.  Many aspects of my work requires me to use the internet often.  I believe that the Word of God holds answers to every problem that we could ever experience, but somehow I’d consulted “the Google” instead of trusting God. We process information daily and often that information is contrary to the Word of God.  As Christian women we can experience the power of the Word in our lives every day. We must first be willing to hear the Word and then receive it in our hearts and let that be the final authority.

No matter how the situation looks.

We can’t rely on what we think we know.  I’d built this huge medical condition in my mind, all based upon an internet search. The doctor assured me that the horrifying testimonies I read about had nothing to do with me. There is only one thing that is true, only one; the Word of God.  His word will never change and while heaven and earth will pass away; the Word of God will never pass away. I’ve decided to make God’s word my first choice for seeking information and guidance in every situation. If ever my faith is challenged again, I certainly won’t consult Google. I shall believe the report of the Lord!

Day 38- Let Yourself Off The Hook

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
~Psalm 139:14

Do you ever hear that voice in your head, telling you that the mistake you just made was of epic proportions? Is your “self-talk” sometimes condemning or do you sometimes put yourself down?  What are the words that you say to yourself?  Do you ever call yourself stupid, or maybe you tell yourself, “that was dumb.”

If this is a concern for you I have a solution. Let yourself off the hook and begin to see yourself as God does.  What does God’s Word say about that big-silly-should-have-known-better-mistake you just made?  FORGIVEN and FORGOTTEN. 

Yes we are fearfully and wonderfully made… and in His image too.  How then can we condemn ourselves when the very God who made us, promised to finish the work that He began.  While we admittedly are not 100 percent yet; this truth remains, there is NO CONDEMNATION for those who are in Christ.  So today, let’s celebrate that our balance is zero, because the price (for sin) was paid in full.  We’re off the hook and free to serve. 
Also read Romans 8:1