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A View of the Promise

God has given you many precious promises.  Some are in the Scripture, while others are more personal – between God and you.  How real are they to you?

Deuteronomy 34:1-2
Then Moses climbed Mount Nebo from the plains of Moab to the top of Pisgah, across from Jericho.  There the LORD showed him the whole land – from Gilead to Dan, all of Naphtali, the territory of Ephraim and Manasseh, all the land of Judah as far as the western sea.

Sometimes, when you’re alone with God, He will take you for a mountaintop view of the promise.  Maybe it will deal with your calling, career, family, relationships, or some other area of your life.  At that point you will see clearly what He has in store for you, even if He doesn’t always show the path by which He will take you there.

It is always God’s will to share His plans with His people, the problem is, we are not always listening.  The Lord waits until He has our undivided attention so that He can speak to us clearly and without distraction.

He wants to show you a glimpse of His plan for you.  It will encourage you and strengthen you for the road ahead.  Always be ready for these moments of clarity.  Unfortunately, these times are few and far between in our lives.  Missing the chance that the Lord offers will hurt your progress, but responding to His call will affect the rest of your life.

Use your time wisely.  Spend quality time in His presence, listening for His voice.  Seek to know His will for your life.

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Posted by on June 14, 2012 in Daily Thoughts


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A Walk with Jesus

Mark 16:12-13
Afterward Jesus appeared in a different form to two of them while they were walking in the country.  These returned and reported it to the rest; but they did not believe them either.

After His resurrection, Jesus appears to His disciples at various times and in different ways.  In this verse He shows up as a man walking in the country.  He wanted to meet with these disciples in a quiet, unhurried setting.

Please realize that as you go through your daily routine, Christ can appear at any time.  By His Spirit He speaks, guides, clarifies and corrects.  You need to be expecting to hear from Him.

When the disciples returned from their trip, no one believed that they had seen Christ.  Even today it is hard for some to think that you can meet with with Christ during the hustle and bustle of everyday life.  They think you have to be in a church or in your “prayer closet” for the Holy Spirit to speak to you.  The simple fact is, the Lord will show up anyplace there is a listening heart.

Listen for His voice today.  We know that He will be found by those who earnestly seek Him.  Do what it takes to quiet yourself before Him.  That is how you prepare yourself to hear from the Lord.

Spend time in His presence as you walk out your day.  Let Him guide you by His hand.  Keep your spiritual ears open to His Word for you.

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Posted by on June 1, 2012 in Daily Thoughts


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