Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Uncomfortable Truths

God knows the yearning of your heart for peace and safety and righteous living.  There is nothing you or anyone can hide from Him, and that's a good thing.  Those of us who want to do the right thing but feel we don't know how... God knows this, and He can teach you the right way to live if you are willing to let go of all of your old definitions and do things HIS way - not your own.

For instance, what does "pride" mean to you? What does "luck" mean to you?  What about "our own strength and abilities"?  All of these are notions of the world, the flesh, and the enemy that hold absolutely no truth, value, or worth to God and His definitions. I found that out the hard way, friends; I know first-hand the truth of what I've said, so let's talk about it:

Pride


Pride "takes credit as source" for a thing.  Which one of us has any good thing we alone have birthed?  Any good thing we haven't received?  Think about this: God excellently modeled righteous conduct before us in that even He did not claim "pride" in expressing approval of His Son.  Rather, He declared, "this is My Beloved Son in Whom I am well pleased."  Not "proud" of, but well pleased in His beloved Son; His Son in Whom He delights and takes great pleasure.  Even then Daddy linked His heart with mankind, because the place where our human race was born literally means "delight, pleasure"!  God delighted in Christ the Son of man, as we are to delight in our own sons and daughters before Him.  We can't take credit for their holy hearts, folks - if they turn out well, it is the Lord's doing through us.  The same God Who taught us through our parents teaches our children through us... and so on... for He alone is "Source" and "Cause" and "Originator" and "Wellspring" and "Father".  (Read more in, "The Truth About Pride".)

Luck


Luck is worldly praise of the enemy.  The "Lucifer" God created no longer lives, friends; he was slain by the very hands of the pride he embraced.  But the adversary zaps strength from individuals who submit to the careless practice of crediting "luck" for the good in life, rather than the Father of Heaven Who is the only true Source of every good and perfect thing.

What unsuspecting souls don't realize is the enemy can never bless, but only curse.  Those who ignorantly take phrases involving "luck" to their lips commend a curse over themselves and/or others, and the enemy relishes every moment of it.

Resolve to spew these terms out of your mouths, beloved; declare your praises (casual or otherwise) to Jehovah God, Jesus the Christ, and Holy Spirit alone - and be blessed.

Our own strength...?


The strength of man(kind) is an oxymoron.  There is no strength, but of God.  The notion of "my own strength and abilities" apart from Daddy is a bad joke.  Same thing with "my own wisdom"... I'm SMH at this very moment, because life has taught me that the only thing I can do "of myself" is sin and mess up my life.  I've got the market totally cornered on that score! LOL!  But wisdom and strength are none of mine without the Lord's mercy and power imparted to me.  Period.  Anyone believing they have any virtue outside of God's Sovereign ability is deceived.  Period again.

BUT... absolutely anyone who humbles him/herself before God and asks in faith - amid their hunger and thirst - to receive any gift from His coffers SHALL RECEIVE in merciful abundance whatever they ask!

"Whatsoever things you desire, when you pray, believe that you receive them and you shall have them." (Mark 11:24)
Let's pray...

[Merciful Father, we believe that Your word by Your definitions is Truth.  We believe that we have no good thing apart from You and that YOU (not us or anyone/anything else) are the One and Only Source of all things victorious, good, and perfect in this or any universe.  We desire to bless only and not curse, so we obediently spew all cursing out of our mouths and we ask your forgiveness for taking up such things.  We have no strength, wisdom, or knowledge - no movement or existence - without You.  We owe to YOU everything of life and love and substance in our lives, and we humbly submit to Your Power and Authority over all existence.  We bless Your Holy Name, and we ask You to enable us to receive Your supernatural wisdom by resolving ourselves to acknowledge and agree with all of Your Truth only... for You ARE the Truth.

In the Name of Jesus Christ, I seal every word of truth gone forth from this blog into myself and every reader, Daddy.  Thank You for loving us unconditionally and giving us every good thing from the eternal wellsprings of Your understanding.  In Jesus' Name I pray and thank You.  Amen.]

DADDY'S GIRL

"... fervent in spirit, serving the Lord."
(Romans 12:11b)