Some times we believe the lie that our past is better than what our future holds. That our glory days are behind us and there is nothing left to do except live out our days and die. But can I tell you if walk with God that could not be further from the truth. The Israelites during the time of the prophet Haggai believed there past was greater than their future but God wanted them to know that was not the truth at all.
The verse we talk about today is a perfect prayer to pray for a new heart. Not only can you pray this prayer over yourself but over others. “Lord remove my heart of stone and give me a heart of flesh”
Correction, Rebuke, and Discipline are never ever fun but it is so needed. God corrects and disciplines us because He loves us and cares that we are making mistakes or bad choices and wants to help us fix them.
If you give you will gain even more, if you are a generous person you will prosper, if you refresh others you yourself will be refreshed. All amazing promises from the book of Proverbs. On this video I dive into what generosity really looks like and why you should be!
As the proverb says if it is within your power to act you need to not withhold goods. That could mean an employee to an employer, someone God had put on your heart, or a person that needs to borrow from you.
Like the Psalmist said God is good, God’s love endures forever and the Lord is faithful from generation to generation. In this devotion we dive a bit more into those three descriptions of God. Psalm 100
Job had everything taken away from him but on some level he knew that he needed to praise God and worship Him. Even when we don’t understand, even when we don’t know the why God is still good and worthy to be praised.
Whether good, bad, happy, sad, tragic, or triumph your immediate response should be Worship. Why, because it is so powerful and will help you in any circumstance. Job was such a great example of worshiping God immediately in his darkest hour.
The Lord is so good at turning sorrow into gladness and mourning into joy. He did that when the Jews were going to be annihilated and the Lord turned it around to where they could defend themselves and save their family.
When you do something so right or say something on point but you don’t get promoted, praise, or recognized like you should. Just know that God is in control and delaying it for the right time. Mordecai saved the king from assassination but didn’t get recognized for a while after it happened. But when He did it literally saved his life.