You want to know how it will get better? How crime can be reduced? How depression can be defeated? How we can stop the enemy in his tracks? We must acknowledge God and His position as upright, as Our Creator, Our Ruler, King of Kings and Lord above all. We acknowledge Him by living our lives by His commandments and getting to know Him by reading His Word and through praise & prayer. We must communicate with God more than just when we want something from Him. We must pray just to say ‘thank you’ and to tell Him how we know that He is awesome and all-powerful, all-knowing, everlastingly present. We learn through not just hearing the Word, but reading The Holy Bible, for ourselves. We learn this by spending one-on-one time where we allow God to speak to us through His Word and thus are receptive to His instruction.
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He will not change some of our situations until we commit our ways to Him and turn away from that which draws us further from His light. Sometimes, we get so hardheaded that God has to let us bump our heads a few times until we recognize Who He is and how much we really need Him. The Christian walk is a hard walk because we are tempted from every side, but we have to keep coming back to something that won’t change (His Word), someone that will not change (The Almighty God).
We can’t rewrite His Word to allow for our sins to be passed off as right-living (righteousness). We can’t scratch out His Word, add to it or subtract from it. His Words are not wrong but are made to draw us closer to Him.
His discipline is needed because of His love for us. This may mean that we circle the same situation until we get it, until a light goes off and we can see His light, which consumes darkness.
- What situations are you continually circling?
- What are you not willing to give up so that God can have all of you?
- What are we willing to do to be politically correct versus righteous, as defined by Christ?
- Will we continue to parade around unholiness and ignore the fact that we are walking around like zombies, without destination, without determination to press towards Christ and obey Him? Remember, we are all subject to Him….every knee shall bow at the Name of Jesus! (Philippians 2:10). Even satan.
If we confess our sins to God, He not only hears us but He forgives us. How sincere are we?
Our heart and mind must be on one accord or they can’t walk together (Amos 3:3). In other words, your heart can’t want to be obedient to God and your mind want to be obedient to the enemy…this creates dysfunction and is the #1 we circle our own tails! There is defeat over destruction when our heart and mind agree to follow Christ!
2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV | English Standard Version
If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
1 John 1:9 NLT | New Living Translation
But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.
1 Corinthians 10:13 NIV | New International Version
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
Hebrews 12:6 NIV | New International Version
because the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.”
Proverbs 3:12 NLT | New Living Translation
For the LORD corrects those he loves, just as a father corrects a child in whom he delights.
Proverbs 15: 5 & 24 GW | God’s Word Translation
15 A stubborn fool despises his father’s discipline,
but whoever appreciates a warning shows good sense.
24 The path of life for a wise person leads upward
in order to turn him away from hell below.