Friday, 21 November 2014

Going Deeper

In the beginning God....

We get so caught up on things we don't fully understand as God's church and huge schisms are wrought because of our various interpretations, theories and reasonings.  When it comes to the Genesis account, for some reason, of which I could guess, God didn't reveal all to us and this in itself is a spiritual lesson that he wants us to go deeper with Him into spiritual truths and relationship.

 It is the glory of God to conceal a thing, but the glory of kings is to search out a matter. Prov 25:2

A natural analogy of this would be looking at the surface of a leaf with the natural eye as opposed to studying it under a powerful microscope.  The intricacies of God's creation is overwhelming in its diversity, order and creativity "up close and personal".

The other observation for this would be that God wants us to trust Him, believing that "He exists and that He is the rewarder of those who diligently seek Him" (Heb 11:6).  We need to believe that God is who He says He is, and can do what He says He can do.

If God has raised Christ from the dead, and to date many others, who's to say He couldn't create the world and all in it as opposed to what secular scientists theorise about.  It is all speculation and theory seeming none of us were there to watch it happen (except the God and all the angelic host.). People could argue on both sides of the spectrum, more I would say for our Creator God, the awesome Trinity who spoke matter into being.

"Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare, if you have understanding.
Who determined its measures, if you know? Or who stretched the line on it?
Whereupon were its foundations fastened? Or who laid its cornerstone,
when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? Job 38:4-7

Now although I started this blog on a very controversial subject and I would not like to argue over who or who doesn't believe, what does everything, in reality, come down to?

I said therefore to you that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am he, you will die in your sins." Jn 8:25

Salvation can only be found in Jesus Christ, there is no other way.  (Acts 4:12) Christ died for the ungodly (Rom 5:6) so that we can be forgiven.  He laid down His life for us (Jn 10:17-18) so that our life could be found in Him. There is forgiveness in Him alone, as John testified of Him, "behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world." (Jn 1:29)

"All things were made through Him.  Without Him was not anything made that has been made.  In Him was life and the life was the light of men." Jn 3:4

There is life in Jesus Christ, as in Him we live and move and have our being. (Acts 17:28)  "The word became flesh and dwelt among us" (Jn 3:14) and "as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His Name". (Jn 3:12)  Jesus said, "most certainly, I tell you, unless one is born again, he can't see the Kingdom of God." (Jn 3:3)

The life Jesus Christ gives us, is not just physical but spiritual, as He explains, "that which is born of flesh is flesh. That which is born of spirit is spirit" (Jn 3:5-6).  Our spirits come alive, refreshed by the life-giver, when we believe in Him.  Spiritual things can only be discerned by the spirit not the flesh.  The born again life is spiritual life, in abundance, to the full and overflowing, the life that God intended for us to walk and move in.

The natural analogy Jesus used to explain this was with the wind which blows.  The wind is unseen, except for the effects it has on physical things.  Because it is unseen, we cannot see from where it starts or finishes but we can hear it rustling through the leaves and so too, we can't see the spiritual renewal in our hearts by the Holy Spirit but we can see the effects, changes in our behaviour, attitudes and our love for Father God.  We get a desire to know Him, to go deeper into our relationship and the things of God, and as Jesus testified, "whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life" (Jn 3: 15-16). This eternal life begins when we believe as opposed to judgement for the one who hasn't believed, "because he has not believed in the name of the one and only Son of God."

Instead of all the arguments we tend to focus on, why don't we concentrate on the most important thing? :-

"One who believes in the Son has eternal life, but the one who disobeys the Son won't see life but the wrath of God remains on him." (Jn 3:36)

The most important thing for us is to help those who don't know Jesus to pray that they too will taste of this living water.  Keep on praying for our loved ones that God would reveal the light to them that they too can share in this eternal life freely given through our faith and belief in Him. It's all about Jesus.  This is the most important thing, salvation is found in Him.

There is a thirst in the hearts of men and women for spiritual life, as God has set eternity into the heart of every person and we can help them find this life in Jesus Christ, Saviour of the world.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

First Love

"But I have this against you, that you have left your first love." Rev 2:4

Jesus, our Lord and Saviour, who walks amidst the assemblies, knowing all, charges the Church at Ephesus, with this indictment, "you have left your first love."

The report card Jesus gives, by worldly standards would be really good.  They persevere in their toil of works; they can't tolerate evil men and they discern false prophets.  They persevere and endure even in hardships for the Lord's name and have not grown weary.  We would, reading this, assume they would be getting an A+ on the report card but from the indictment a huge heavenly "fail" is what they received.

This should speak to volumes to us about our relationship with Jesus.  Do we still love Him, or have we gotten trapped on the "doing" wheel feeling good about how busy we are for the Lord but neglect the most important, being with Him.  I find it a frightening prospect that none of their works held any value for Jesus because they had forsaken their first love.  A dangerous place to be, secure in our works, when Jesus firstly wants our presence over and above works, for when we are totally sold out and in love with our Saviour, our motivation for works will be love-driven.

"Remember therefore from where you have fallen, and repent and do the first works; or else I am coming to you swiftly, and will move your lampstand out of its place, unless you repent." Rev :2-5

Everything we do is noted by Jesus and those works that will ultimately bring a reward are those motivated by love for Him and others.  We keep our love fresh by remembering what He did for us on that cross.  We keep our love alive by mediating on His goodness and grace.  We keep our love vibrant remembering when we fell in love with Him and how alive He made us feel especially when we realised how much we had been forgiven.  The first "works" we did was believe and our hearts responded to His love and we found we just couldn't get enough of His presence even as we found Him in His Word.  We were thankful and grateful for His blessing and acceptance.

We all know the example in the gospels of Mary and Martha. (Luke 10:38-42). Such a familiar story and the moral quite clear, Mary had "chosen the good part."  Jesus wants us to be Mary's sitting at His feet.  Interestingly the gospel accounts records Martha received Jesus into her house and then introduced Mary who "also sat at Jesus feet."  Both sisters were sitting at His feet, but Martha "distracted with much serving" must have left her position to get on with service.  The "Living Bread" was feeding their spirits but Martha was too concerned for the natural.  Clearly Jesus preferred to have her continue to sit with Him, listening to Him and not "anxious and troubled about many things."

Serving the Lord is good, for "faith without works is dead", but serving and works should never replace time with Jesus.  It's in the intimacy of sitting at this feet that the desires to serve are birthed.

"You will show me the path of life.  In your presence is fullness of joy, in your right hand pleasures forevermore."  Ps 16:11

Friday, 26 September 2014

Spiritual Growth

      I am writing to you, little children, that your sins have been forgiven because of his name.
I am writing to you, fathers, that you have known him who has been from the beginning.
I am writing to you, young people, that you have conquered the evil one.
I have written to you, children, that you have known the Father. I have written to you, fathers, that you have known him who has been from the beginning. I have written to you, young people, that you are strong, and the word of God resides in you, and you have conquered the evil one. 1Jn2:12-14

The apostle John writes about spiritual progression in 1 John, chapter 2.  All of us come into the Kingdom, like babes, believing the Word which we received with joy, and this begins a journey with God where He begins to build character in us.

The first stage of salvation, is where we respond to the message that Jesus Christ, God's Son, who as John writes is from the beginning, died on a cross, and we have remission for our sins though His blood. These are the children that John refers to in verses 12 and 14.  All of us have to come to the realisation that through Jesus Christ all our sins are forgiven, past, present and future.

In chapter 1, John introduces this theme of sin in our lives and contrasts the light of God with spiritual darkness.

This is the message which we have heard from him and announce to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.   If we say that we have fellowship with him and walk in the darkness, we lie, and don't tell the truth. 1Jn1:5-6

Once we walked in darkness but those who have received Jesus now walk in the light, even as Jesus in is the Light.  Our past sins are washed away by His blood as far as East is from the west, never to be remembered any more by God.  What amazing good news!  We, however, live in the now, and until spiritual growth occurs, we can find that we still sin.  Our thoughts, motives and actions can still be influenced by darkness as we go through the process of renewing our minds.  But the good news is, if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us, because of Jesus Christ.  And Jesus' blood stills cries out, testifying to the great and final sacrifice that He accomplished on the cross for us.  He pleads for us before the Father.

My little children, I write these things to you so that you may not sin. If anyone sins, we have a Counselor with the Father, Jesus Christ, the righteous.  And he is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for the whole world. 1Jn2:1-2

This foundational truth of the forgiveness of sins is paramount to our relationship with God.  Shame causes us to hide and if we do not believe that we are fully forgiven when we confess our sin to God, we will draw away from Him.  I had a conversation with someone who was checking my skin for sun damage and he was very concerned with something on my face that had been previously cut out. He asked me to find out what it was as this type of cancer on the face, and particularly where it was, could be too close to a nerve that could carry the disease to the brain.  I said to this doctor that I had nothing to be afraid of, for the worst that could happen to me would be to die and go to heaven.  He replied, "I'm not sure."  I quizzed him on this as to whether he was concerned on my behalf or his.  He replied his because of the things he had done.  I told him that the blood of Jesus was more powerful than any sin we could have ever committed.  We must remember that Christ died for the sins of the world and He calls the whosoevers to believe and repent.  If we do not believe and receive this forgiveness available through Jesus, we will walk around with guilt and fear.

A friend of mIne confessed her sin to me saying that she had asked God for His forgiveness but she still needed to go back get on her knees and keep on repenting.  I told her, "don't you dare do that for you are in effect saying that the cross was not enough."  This type of wrong thinking also affects our relationship with Father.  We must live by the word and not our feelings.  The bible is clear that as soon as we confess, we receive forgiveness, for God is faithful and just to forgive us.  We do not need to try and make up some sort of penance to help pay for our wrong doings.  No, we humbly accept what the cross has done for us with gratitude and joy for the wonderful gift, given by the Saviour and move on with Him, all the more determined to learn from and not repeat our sins for His glory.

This is how we know that we know him: if we keep his commandments. 1Jn2:2

John addresses the children again who he has written to, because they know the Father.  Spiritual maturity begins with knowledge of the character, grace and mercy of our Heavenly Father and the keeping of His commandments.  His unconditional love for us is a fundamental truth that will also affect our relationship with God.  When we sin, God is not waiting to send a lightning bolt from heaven to shock us into submission.  As a Father, He will lovingly correct us and we are to confess our sins to have His forgiveness.  When we know how much He loved us to sacrifice His one and only Son, we respond to His love and obey His commands which shows that we belong to Him.  Learning about, and believing we belong to Him, we are His beloved children, gives us security and stability in our walk with Him.  Sonship is one of the building blocks towards us acting more like Jesus.  We are children of the One and only true Living God, royal princes and princesses.  So we progress to the "young" stage.

But whoever keeps his word, God's love has most certainly been perfected in him. This is how we know that we are in him: he who says he remains in him ought himself also to walk just like he walked. 2Jn2:5-6

He who loves his brother remains in the light, and there is no occasion for stumbling in him.   2Jn2:10

As growing youngsters, we begin to get ready to flex our spiritual muscles.  We recognise that we are in a spiritual war but that we have the victory through Christ.  We begin to walk in the authority of sons and daughters of God, being obedient and loving, which are keys to spiritual warfare.  So we walk in the light of His presence and are led by the Holy Spirit.  We are living in the Word and wielding it as our spiritual sword against satan, binding and loosing, extending the Kingdom of God on earth.  We understand the power in the blood of Jesus and the name that is above all names and we can discern lies that oppose truth.

You have an anointing from the Holy One, and you all have knowledge. I have not written to you because you don't know the truth, but because you know it, and because no lie is of the truth. 2Jn2:20-21

As for you, the anointing which you received from him remains in you, and you don't need for anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is no lie, and even as it taught you, you will remain in him.  2Jn2:27

With zeal we stand firm on the truth and chase after bigger things then what the world can offer us.  We learn to stay on the attack so that we don't come under the attack as my favourite preacher Joyce Meyer says.  Young ones are confident in their God given authority believing that the anointing that abides in them will work though them to a hurting world. (Just as God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power who went about doing good healing all who were oppressed by the devil for God was with Him. Acts 10:38). They have already made up their minds that God wants to and will use them, even though unworthy, His blood has made us worthy.  We are not focused on our inability but His ability, knowing that apart from Him we are nothing, but with Him, guiding and leading, we will see fruit from our lives for His glory.

Friday, 19 September 2014

Spirit or flesh

For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh but those who live according to the spirit, the things of the Spirit.  Rom 8:5

According to this scripture we can choose to set our minds on the things above, things that are higher then the fleshly realm.

Do we take up an offence (fleshly realm), or do we know that Christ took up all offences for us, and release it to Him?

Do we hold unforgiveness in our heart, or do we know we have been forgiven a huge debt and release others in Jesus name?

Do we covet or envy, or do we trust in God our Provider and stay contented in all and every season?

Do we live in fear, or faith in Him who knows all things, is all powerful, all creative and everywhere?

Do we want revenge, or do we trust the only one and true vindicator?

Are we weighed down with burdens, or do we come to Him who wants us to learn of Him and take His easy yoke upon us, releasing our cares confident in Jesus who loves us and is for us?

Do we hold onto anger, pride, our rights or do we remember the One who made Himself of no reputation and humbled Himself even to death on a cross to save us?

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness , goodness, gentleness and self control.  The fruit of the flesh anger, jealousy, strife and striving, selfishness etc.  Quite a different list of emotions, one that brings us peace and joy and the other unrest, unhappiness, discontentment, guilt and shame.

God tells us to choose, life or death, blessing or cursing.  Setting our minds and emotions to obey God's counsel will bring us rest.  It seems to be a "no-brainer", yet sometimes we allow the flesh to take charge and generally regret it.

If God has said we can do it, stay in and pursue the things of the spirit, then let us put our faith in Him to help us and strengthen us to do so in Jesus Mighty and pure Name, Amen!







Monday, 11 August 2014

Bold as a Lion

When they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and discovered that they were uneducated and ordinary men, they were amazed and recognised these men had been with Jesus. Act 4:13

What makes a person bold, even in the face of opposition?  One of the best biblical examples of this boldness in the gospels is Peter.  One minute, in the face of opposition, he is denying His Lord and the next after witnessing resurrection power and the accession of the risen Christ, Peter is filled with the Holy Spirit at Pentecost and boldly declares to those who crucified Jesus the way of salvation.  3000 people made a decision for Jesus that day, responding to the bold proclamation delivered in the power of the Holy Spirit through Peter.  Signs and wonders followed these men of God as they boldly preached and God confirmed what they professed, bringing Glory to His Risen Son and to Himself.

When Peter and John, through Jesus, healed the lame man at the gate beautiful, opposition really began to get hot.  Being examined throughly by the religious leaders of the day, their boldness could be clearly evidenced and recognition was given that they were disciples who were with Jesus.  This was even more astounding to the leaders as they knew these were fishermen by trade and uneducated, yet here they performed an outstanding miracle, and had a boldness to preach to the very ones who were desperately trying to stamp out the teachings of Jesus.  Being with Jesus is therefore one of the keys to outstanding working faith.

How can this be, timid and fearful one minute and the next, bold as a lion?

Boldness, firstly is clearly seen to originate with the Holy Spirit being in us.  The anointing that the Holy Spirit brings to our life is paramount to living this Christian walk in power, fearless in the face of opposition. Yet His very power often lays dormant in the lives of many Christians, the flow of anointing seemly stopped up somewhere between our spirit and flowing out of us to others.

Secondly, this boldness seems to come when we know who God is and what He has done for us.  Scripture is clear that those "who know their God will be strong and do exploits. (Dan 11:32b)The disciples knew who Christ was/is and what He accomplished for them on the cross and with confidence they held to the Word He taught them and commanded them to do.  Everything God has said about us is the truth that gives us boldness to stand in battle against spiritual wickedness in the heavenly realms.  The problem comes when we do not understand who we are in Christ, that we are seated in heavenly places in Him (Eph 2:6) and that we have the authority He gives us to also destroy the works of the devil on earth. (Luke 10:19)

The purpose of this enlightenment is that through the church the multifaceted wisdom of God should now be disclosed to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly realms. This was according to the eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord, in whom we have boldness and confident access to God because of Christ’s faithfulness. Eph 3 10-12

This is the exact boldness that God wants His children to have but it is not enough to just know these things, and we certainly do need revelation knowledge because we have to believe.   Jesus said if we only believe we will see the glory of God.  The rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms already know that greater is He that is in us (1 John 3:4) and they tremble at the blood brought child of God who knows the authority they weld.

Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;  And having an high priest over the house of God; Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Hebrew 10 19-24

Understanding the intimate relationship we can have with the Father, visiting the throne room by faith, and worshipping Him also gives us confidence.  Knowing that God is for us and not against us, that He is good and pursues us with His love, helps us to grow in our love and obedience and also increases our boldness.  Obedience will increase the anointing in our lives as will trusting Him.

So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me Hebrew 13:6

The greatest boldness we have comes from the compelling and compassionate love of God in us that works though us.

And we have come to know and to believe the love that God has in us. God is love, and the one who resides in love resides in God, and God resides in him. By this love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment, because just as Jesus is, so also are we in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears punishment has not been perfected in love. 1 John  4 16-18

Just think of the selfless acts people have done for those they love.  A father running into a burning building to save his child, a mother facing off gang members to save her daughter etc.  Love and compassion drove Christ to touch the untouchable as it has done with many missionaries and servants of Christ throughout the ages.  When the love of Christ is in us for the lost, we too will preach with boldness to those who are perishing regardless of the cost or opposition.  When our love for the sick so overwhelms us, we too will pray for them in the marketplace.  When our heart breaks for our nation, we too will pray with tears and intercession for God to move.  Oh may the love of Christ overwhelm us to the point where we won't count the cost but would be willing to lay down our lives in obedient sacrifice.  May His love pursue us and overtake us that we would be more like our Saviour telling the truth in love, even in this humanistic society and the opposition to the gospel, that we may sow seeds, not of judgement or self righteousness, but of grace and truth, in Jesus name, we pray.

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Joy in Christ's Suffering

2 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.Heb 12:2

Can you imagine the joy that Jesus must feel when he see his children "get it".  When we understand who we are in Him and who He is in and through us and what He accomplished for us on the cross.  Think about it!  Jesus endured the cross so that our salvation and healing would be
His joy and great reward.  Every time one of His kids get what is available to them because of His suffering and spilt blood on Calvary, His pleasure must be immense.

So many struggle with low self esteem and somehow don't feel that salvation and healing is for them but only for others.    We still feel that somehow we have to earn it, but scripture is quite clear....

3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. Is 53:3-5

The original meaning of the word "griefs" in verse 4 means sickness and "sorrows" means physical and mental pain.  He "hath borne our griefs", our sicknesses and "carried our sorrows", our physical and mental pain.  Jesus certainly showed the Father's heart of compassion being moved to heal all who came to Him.  It matters not what we think of ourselves, the reality is Christ paid an incredible and awesome price for our salvation and healing.  Think of His precious blood that seeped when that whip crisscrossed His back for our healing. He who was so merciful was beaten merciless. Think of the blood that flowed from the jammed in thorns on His head for our mental stability and peace.  Think of the blood running down from His wrists as He was nailed to the wooden beam so that we could lift up holy hands to our God and Father.  Think of the blood that trickled from His feet that we could walk in the gospel of peace bringing the good news to others.  

He was the Lamb slain before the foundation of the world (Rev 13:8) and because of what He accomplished for us offering Himself up as a sacrifice for our transgressions we are people set free and blessed.

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ;
4 even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and without blemish before him in love;
5 having predestined us for adoption as children through Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his desire,
6 to the praise of the glory of his grace, by which he freely bestowed favour on us in the Beloved,
7 in whom we have our redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace... Eph 1:3-7

What wonderful and precious promises we have.  What destiny in Him.  What identity in Him.  Did you get it, we are a blessed people, and blessed with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.  Not only are we blessed, we are chosen children, holy without blemish, favoured, redeemed and forgiven.

Scripture tells us that it was the Father's good pleasure to bruise his Son.  How can we fathom such a price the Father and Son collectively paid just so their love and goodness could be evidenced in the life of countless millions as this scripture explains:-

Though the Lord desired to crush him and make him ill,
once restitution is made,
he will see descendants and enjoy long life,
and the Lords purpose will be accomplished through him.
Having suffered, he will reflect on his work,
he will be satisfied when he understands what he has done.
My servant will acquit many,
for he carried their sins. (Is 53: 10-11)

What amazing, sacrificial love!  All for mankind.  Jesus accomplished a great work for us and now seated at the right hand of the Father he reflects on that work being satisfied with the fruit of His suffering.  That fruit is you and me who have accepted His gift by faith.


Saturday, 10 May 2014

Don' Despair - Persevere


Habakkuk 2:3 But these things I plan won’t happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled. If it seems slow, do not despair, for these things will surely come to pass. Just be patient! They will not be overdue a single day!

Gods word will always come to pass.  He gives us dreams and plans but sometimes it seems that they are delayed but God has to work His character into us, so when he brings us into the fulfilment of the dream we can carry it to completion.  There is always spiritual opposition, some Tobiah or Sanballat to come and discourage and try to stop the vision from being fulfilled.

God told the Israelites that they were to conquer the land and their enemies little by little least they be overrun by wild animals.  I never understood this but somehow it seems to tie into the fact that God works in us to bring out into the light, "wild animals" that lurk in our soul area.  God wants us to minister out of wholeness and so He heals our soul wounds little by little until we become fruitful in that area.  If God had of shown me all the ungodly attitudes I had when I first got saved I would probably have said this is too hard and thrown in the towel.  He deals with us gently convicting us of an attitude or sin one at a time.  We are His workmanship and the Holy Spirit, the sanctifying Spirit at work in us, will carry on convicting and helping us to conquer in God's timing until we walk in the promised land of His plan for our individual and unique work, the most prominent being Christ formed in each and every one of us.

The trial of perseverance teaches us to completely put our trust in His Sovereignty.

2 Corinthians 1:8-9 I think you ought to know, dear brothers, about the hard time we went through in Asia. We were really crushed and overwhelmed, and feared we would never live through it. We felt we were doomed to die and saw how powerless we were to help ourselves; but that was good, for then we put everything into the hands of God, who alone could save us, for he can even raise the dead.

When our dreams seem to reach a dead end and we determine to put our trust in Him, surrendering all and no longer trying to work the thing and make it happen, then there is a "but suddenly God....."  When we sacrifice our Isaac and say, "you know what God I am going to rest in you because I cannot lean on the arm of my flesh anymore, for apart from you I am nothing," God has us in the prefect place for His glory to shine through our weakness.

2 Corinthians 1:10 And he did help us and saved us from a terrible death; yes, and we expect him to do it again and again.

When we see God come through on each and every battle as we walk out His plan for our life we too like the apostle can say that we expect Him to deliver us.  Someone once said, "when we are down to nothing, God is up to something."

Let's rest in Him and His timing.  His love for us wills always ensure His best interest for us in each and every situation even though we may not understand it at the time.

God is faithful, Amen?