God opposes the proud – reflections

“Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD; Though they join forces, none will go unpunished.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭16:5‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

I have been spending more time to meditate on the nature and character of God than I usually do!

I take one truth about God at a time and meditate on it and share my thoughts.

To know someone is not just to know what they like but also to know what they don’t like.

My wife doesn’t like eating bread! I cannot present her with bread as a special meal! The people that are close to her know that she doesn’t like bread.

God hates pride! It is very important to know that God opposes the proud! Why does God hate pride so much?

Pride makes us want to take the position of God in our own life! We loose out on many blessings and God does not like that.

Pride makes us very susceptible to the lies of our enemy the devil.

Pride does not only affect us, it makes us treat other people with less respect.

God is opposed to pride!

As I meditated on how God hates pride, I began to see more clearly how pride easily gets me from time to time!

It looks like I am an abomination to God without the blood of Jesus! Pride seems to be a vice that affects us from birth!

God hates pride and I find pride in my heart! God please help!

The more I meditate on God, the more I see that I am nothing without Him.

I choose to be nothing at your feet oh God!

Prayer

Oh Lord! Help me to humble myself daily before you!

God heals! – Reflections – Day 23/31

“and said, “If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the LORD who heals you.””Exodus‬ ‭15:26‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

“how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.”Acts‬ ‭10:38‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

God heals! I am a witness of the truth that God heals!

God identified Himself as the God that heals. I believe every one of us on earth needs one form of healing or the other! No one is 100% perfect.

However, many of us can live very well without doing anything about our little deficiencies! We only cry out for healing when thedeficiency begins to impact the quality of our lives.

God heals! Every one that goes to God for healing will receive healing!

Jesus made it clear to people all around him, the sickness is from the devil!

Jesus healed all that came to him for healing because God was with Him!

God heals! Not just our bodies, but our spirits and minds too!

God is more interested in positioning us right than just healing our bodies! When sicknesses afflicts our bodies, we must turn to God to heal us, spirit soul and body!

We must be convinced that God heals! Believe that healing flows from God continuously and that in obedience to God’s instructions healing is ours!

Daily I am expiriencing the healing power of God as I recover from an Ischemic Stroke.

Dear Father! I know that you are my healer! I receive life from your presence! I receive total recovery of all my muscles and brain activity in Jesus name!

Thank you Lord!

God loves to hear us pray – Reflections – Day 18/31

The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, but the prayer of the upright is his delight. ~ Proverbs 15:8

There are two things we can learn about God from this verse!

God detests the payers of the wicked and God delights in the prayers of the upright.

Who are the upright? They are those people that God has made upright!

How did they become uprigh? By believing in and accepting the finished work of Jesus on the cross and walking in its reality!

So God makes us upright by cleaning us with the blood of Jesus! Then he can enjoy our prayers! 

It is God who reveals to us, how much we need the blood of Jesus! It is Good who offered the blood of Jesus! It is God who calls us righteous and enjoys our prayers!

God loves us! God loves to respond to our prayers! He loves to answer them! He loves when we realize that we need Him always! That we were designed to contain Him! 

We were not designed to be independent of God! We were designed to operate like God on earth by the power of God! Not by compulsion but willingly!

I am a dad! I know now what it means to enjoy helping your children! I loved helping them with school work, with their blogs, with their bicycles and so on! Much more than that GOD loves to help us be the best that we can be.

God loves to hear us pray! That means that God hears! God is not too busy to listen to us! God hears every prayer we pray! God responds to every prayer! So we must be willing to receive God’s response!

We cannot pray too much but we can do the prayer actions too much! Real prayer is talking to God with a desire to know and obey. When we pray sincerely, we are transformed by God!

Sometimes I find myself telling God how to answer my prayers! Until I surrender to God’s plans, I cannot enjoy God’s response!

God wants me to come boldly to the throne of Grace to obtain grace and mercy for each moment!

Prayer!

Lord, Oh Lord! Why do you love me so? You are love and I overwhelmed by your love for me!

Thank you oh God my Heavenly Father! I will ask every thing I need from you! You are all I need!

I ask in Jesus Name!

God knows your heart- Reflections on who God is – Day 15/31

If we had forgotten the name of our God,
Or stretched out our hands to a foreign god,
 Would not God search this out?
For He knows the secrets of the heart. ~ Psalm 44:20-21

God knows your heart, and mine too!

In my reflection titled God sees everything, I talked about God being able to see the future about me and all the variety of choices that would be presented. In today’s reflection, I want to focus my reflection on the truth that God knows our thoughts.

God knows your heart! God knows how much you try and how much you don’t try. God knows your heart.

God knows your heart! God knows that you love Him! God knows that you love these other things more than Him.

God knows your heart! God knows that you don’t love your neighbour as yourself! God knows that the gift you gave does not mean so much to you! God knows that you want to love more! God knows your heart.

God knows your heart? You cannot hide anything from God! God knows that you are afraid, even when you are quoting those scriptures! God knows that you don’t want to give in to fear!

God knows your heart! God knows that you have been lazy these past few weeks! God knows you did not pray for members of your small-group! God knows your heart.

God knows your heart! God knows that the money you gave was because you did not want to look bad! God knows you are not giving cheerfully! God knows your heart!

God knows your heart! God knows you want to trust Him! God knows that you don’t trust Him enough. God knows your heart.

God knows you sincerely appreciate His love for you! God knows you wish others can know Him too. God knows you love yourself too much to risk being ridiculed! God knows you wish you could tell so many more people! God knows what to do to move you forward. God knows your heart.

One of my constant frustrations in life is my inability to communicate my intentions to people around me. Not that I don’t communicate my intentions, but that once in a while they don’t believe me.

People go through so many negative things in life that makes it almost impossible for them to believe that anyone has good intention for them and wants nothing in return.

Sometimes it’s just difficult for people to believe that when you did what you did, you did not mean to hurt them. It just happened that you made a mistake and it turned out wrong.

This is a great reason why I love dealing with God! He knows my heart! I don’t need to say 100 disclaimers before I talk. God knows exactly what I mean even when I don’t have the words. My sighs, my tears, my silence and my every thought are so clear to God. I love you, Lord.

Prayer

Dear Lord! I surrender! You know my heart. Purify my heart, Lord. Let it be fully devoted to you! Make every thought of my heart completely acceptable unto you oh God! I ask in Jesus Name.

Lord you know my failures! I confess them to you! I need your help. I choose not to hide from you! I receive you grace and mercy today and always. I ask in Jesus Name.