Psalms 31:15 reminds us, “My times are in thy hand:” Our calendar is not like God’s calendar. These Divine Delays are all a part of God’s plan to do a work that we cannot do on our own. But that’s easy to say and hard to live through.
In our lives, sometimes we get off track spiritually. There are many different things that can cause us to derail spiritually, but today I want us to learn how to get back on track when this happens. You could and should be closer to God today than you have ever been.
It is high time that we as Christians wake up, kick sins out of our lives, and get right with God. If we will get right, the world will change. But that begins with a personal decision. A decision to be who God wants you to be.
Destruction starts small and happens slowly. The point is that the slothful man’s problem in Proverbs 24 could have been corrected a long time ago if he had wanted it to be. We need to learn to be honest with ourselves. We need to learn to act when we first notice a change, when we first notice that indicator of trouble, and when our hearts seem to be deceptive.
We must continue for Christ with the purpose of pleasing Him and reaching the lost. However, there is a challenge in continuing for the Lord. That challenge is our opposition from Satan. I would like for us to notice seven steps in Ephesians 6 that God gives us in order to continue for Him.
The fear of going without can drive any man to doubt God’s purpose for his life, but we must remember that God’s greatest resource is...nothing. When we have come to the end of ourselves, we have opened the door for God to do His greatest work. Running on empty is not always pleasant or fun, but it is necessary to live a life of biblical manhood.
In every building project there is some type of blueprint. Whether that blueprint is on a brown paper sack or a huge scroll that meets the codes’ guidelines, there is always an idea behind what is going to be built. In Genesis 11, we find a people laying out the plans for a rather noteworthy project.
“Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world.” The greatest way to impact the future of a nation is to reach another generation of children. More than ever, we need people with a passion to reach and teach children for Christ!
Man prides himself in what he builds. It is his trophy on the shelf, a staple of hard work and dedication. Soft hands and fishy handshakes are not welcomed to the builder of great things. His tools are his closest friends and his materials are common companions, but at the end of the day his greatest joy is found in his product. He is proud of his work, and his labor merits a good night’s rest.
Tying shoe laces is a daunting task for a child. While making up tunes about bunny ears and walking around trees, parents do all they can to expedite the learning curve, but their patience is tried nonetheless. So why do you tie your shoes?