O how I love the truth!!! Isn’t it just wonderful!!!
Rejoicing in the truth may seem like the easiest part of love, but we all face times in our lives when it is so hard to rejoice and to stand in the truth.
•Be happy about good things
“But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the gospel.What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice.” ~Philippians 1:17-18
•Spread good news
“Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of Yahwehis risen upon thee.” ~Isaiah 60:1
•Tell the truth about yourself and others
“Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.” ~Ephesians 4:25
And so the time comes when you are faced with the very thing you knew was destroying you.
There always seems to be at least one small, tiny thing that we do…that thing that does not seem to matter…that is okay to do… that is just on the Bible’s line of “you can do it”.
But then comes the time when you are faced with the consequences…
The bothersome agony of addiction… needing it more than anything else…
The loyalty to the pleasure it gives and the willingness to defend it against all else…
And then, you wake up, almost too late, to realize that you have let a hideous discusting, deceitful beast of a thing, control you and lead your life… leaving you in a place you wish you never were…
Don’t let anything keep you from truly living your life for Yahweh. He is the author of your life. He has such a beautiful plan for you, so perfect, that you can not even imagine how beautiful it is.
If there are strongholds in your life, and there are, seek Yahweh’s help to overcome them.
The freedom will be true and His voice will be stronger. Your life will have such a deep meaning, more than you could ever imagine.
•Realize that you have a stronghold. That there is something keeping you from truly living for Yahweh. Pray and examine yourselves. Be honest and recognize your problem, big or small.
“Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?” ~2 Corinthians 13:5
“Search me O Yahweh, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” ~Psalms 139:23-24
•Take it to Yahweh in prayer. Repent of it and confess it. Be ready and willing to overcome your strongholds. Believe that Yahweh will give you the strength to daily battle and overcome your battles.
“Iacknowledge my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto Yahweh; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin.Selah.” ~Psalms 32:5
•Find trustworthy accountability. Yahweh put others around you to pray for you and support you. One of the hardest battles to overcome is confessing your problem with others. The enemy wants to keep you in his grasp. But trust Yahweh and tell a fellow believer about your struggles. They will pray for you and keep you accountable.
“Confessyourfaults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” ~John 5:16
•Be on guard, always. You may find yourself slipping back. But even if you do, continue forward battling the enemy and trusting Yahweh. You will always have temptations, but Yahweh has overcome them and He lives in you.
“Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” ~ 1 Corinthians 10:12-13
•Share our testimony. You will then have a testimony that will get easier to share with others and will be a great encouragement to others who are struggling.
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in highplaces.” ~Ephesians 6:12
“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” ~John 16:33
The day that I realized that my parents were not perfect, is the day when I had some serious praying to do.
Growing up, my parents knew everything. Sure I didn’t always listen and therefore learned many lessons the hard way. But whatever my parents said, I believe to be true.
Then, I realized that my parents didn’t know everything and were not perfect.
That is when I started to check everything, to see if it was true. This is part of life. It’s growing up.
But when you come to this point in your life, you have an important choice to make.
You now have the hard choice to battle every day,
To become rebellious and stubborn
To continue to grow and learn, with proper discernment.
Yes, you must prove what is true and right for yourself. But what about your parents and those in authority?
Yahweh gave them to us for a reason. Though you’ve discovered that you can now determine good and evil for yourself, parents are still important.
NO ONE is perfect. So no matter who you are conversing with, learning from, or whoever is in authority over you, it is important to have love and respect towards them all.
~Continue to listen and learn
~Check what they say by the Bible constantly and at the proper time
~Speak with love and respect always
~Let your attitude never fail to be obedient and humble
~Pray. Pray. Pray
“Obey then that have rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not grief: for that is unprofitable for you.” ~Hebrews 13:17
Our parents, grandparents, elder relations, teachers, government officials, and others in authority, are NOT perfect. Yet Yahweh has commanded us to respect, obey, and learn from them.
Authority is not about knowing everything and being perfect, it’s about the position held.
With that position comes great responsibility. But it is not our job to determine if they should have that position, it is for us to obey Yahweh and trust that He put them in that position for a reason.
Our most perfect Authority is Yahweh and Yahushua, and by respecting ALL our authority, we are obeying Him who IS perfect.
I never would have imagined that I would be living through a time like this.
When the whole world is shut down and in fear. When everyone is home. When going shopping is an adventure. When masks are the new dress code, and our way of life is altered forever.
Through the past few weeks, I have experienced the faith-testing and joy-filled times of our present crisis.
I have been both faith tested and blessed. When there is room for doubt and worry, His still small voice says,
“Be patient, trust Me“. And just when I needed a certain something most, He provided it. Just a little, just what I need. Not too much. Just a blessing, truly.
So, wherever you are, no matter your circumstance, seek Him and trust Him.
It is easy to be frightened and worried about the future. But when we remember who has it under control, we can live in peace and bring joy to others.
Yes, our world is changing. But this is a time to step up and grow into who we are meant to be.
We have been blessed with time to read and study Yahweh’s Word, the Bible. We have been given many moments to spend with our families. We now have the time to help a neighbor out. (with social distancing of course) We have been abundantly blessed with the chance to seek Yahweh more clearly. To pray and talk with Him daily. To grow and truly get to know Him and His plan for you.
WE ARE BLESSED!
Truly, now is the time to live, live for Yahweh. It isn’t the end of the world yet!!!
Use this blessing of time with meaning. Seek your Creator and the amazing purpose He has for you.
Fear not death, for there are greater things. Seek them out and find them.
For in trials, we are strengthened and grow closer to Yahweh.
Sweet blessings to you all!
“But Yahweh of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.” ~1 Peter 5:10
“And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope.” ~Romans 5:3-4
“For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” ~Romans 8:18
“Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but Yahweh delivereth him out of them all.” ~Psalms 34:19
“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.” ~2 Corinthians 4:17
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?” ~Romans 8:35
“But and if ye suffer for righteousness’ sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled.” ~ Peter 3:14
Ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.” ~Galatians 6:2
“For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake.” ~Philippians 1:29
We are now living through the toilet paper crisis of 2020. The time when the pandemic of the coronavirus has made many panic into buying an abundance of necessities, ultimately…toilet paper.
Yes, this is true. It is no laughing matter. Many wonder, what will we do without toilet paper?
Well, rest assured, we will live through this! For, there are more important shortages then toilet paper.
Now, this, on a very serious note, is important. There is coming a shortage of something much more important.
Right now, we have an abundance of this most important thing. It is most definitely the most important thing we can ever have. And yet, we seem to forget it and put it aside in the panic of other matters.
And yet, this very item can give us more assurance then that last roll of comfort in your bathroom.
If you have not already guessed correctly, it is indeed our Heavenly Father, Yahweh’s Holy Word, the Bible. Someday, there will come a time when there will be a shortage of Bibles. And in that time, we will only have the words in which we have hidden deep in our hearts.
Even when this shortage shall come, we have no need to fear or panic. For, Yahweh has it all under control.
So don’t guard your toilet paper from those who may need its comfort. Instead, focus on what truly matters. Prepare for the most important shortage to come. Memorize and study the Words of Yahweh, so that you can apply them to your life.
This is the only thing that will bring you peace in the midst of panic, assurance when faced with sickness and death, and joy through all the trials that you will face.
Remember what truly matters and don’t worry about toilet paper or anything else. We will live through this and stand strong in Yahweh!