Are You Hiding Anything?

God sees all things. There is nothing we can hide from God. Many times we may hear that still small voice tell us something is wrong or we may feel quilt about something to warn us not to do something or let us know that we have done something wrong.

If we continue to do something that is wrong, our hearts may grow cold to where we don’t hear that voice or feel that guilt anymore. If you find yourself hiding something or sneaking around to do something, you will know that it is wrong.

Addictions have this attribute. Even the addictions that we don’t often think of when we hear that word. Examine yourself to see if you are hiding anything.

If you have to hide something, you probably should not have it.

If you have to sneak to do something, you probably should not be doing it.

 

There Is A Purpose For Everything

Three reason why we go through things:

  • God’s plan is bigger than ours. Others are watching us.
  • ┬áDiscipline – God may be teaching us something.
  • Consequence – We may have done something to get ourselves in a situation.

i.e. The Israelites spent 40 years in the wilderness for doubting God. This is probably an example for all of the reasons.

Three characteristics of deliverance from your situation:

  • It comes in God’s time. His time is always the right time. It may be when you finally “get” it or it may be when all the pieces have fallen where God wanted them.
  • It may come through others. It may be their support, their prayer, or whatever God was wanting to teach someone else.
  • It may come simply through Jesus Christ Himself. He hears our cries. He may have just wanted to hear from us.

Where Is Christ As You Put Away Your Christmas Decorations?

Now that most of us have all our Christmas decorations packed back in boxes and maybe find ourselves putting away those few pieces that we left behind, let’s make sure we don’t leave Christ behind. Make sure you don’t put Him away in a box. Be sure to keep Him in the front and center of your life so that 2013 can be all that it is meant to be. Christ will give you a 2013 that will bring Him glory and you betterment no matter what your year holds. May God Be With You and Bless you as you begin another year with Him.

Are You Still Celebrating?

Hopefully you have celebrated the birth of Christ in the last couple months. If not, you have that opportunity everyday to celebrate. If you don’t have that reason to celebrate, today is the day of salvation. You can have that opportunity to celebrate by accepting Him as your Savior today.

If you have been celebrating, don’t stop now. Keep celebrating. Christ gives us so much to celebrate that everyday has something in it that we can praise Him for. Look for that reason to celebrate. May God Bless You each day during 2013.