Nehemiah 9:6 Thou, even thou, art LORD alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee.
When thinking about God’s authority over our lives, where do we begin? We might begin on the day that we realized our sinfulness and cried out to this Holy, Merciful God to save us, and He did. On that day, we turned all our future over to Him, and gave Him authority over the paths of our lives. Yet, God’s authority over us goes back further than that. We might even go back to the day of our birth. When God gave us physical life, He also gave with that life the option of eternal life through His Son Jesus. Job realized this as it says in Job 1:21 “And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.” However God’s authority stretches further back than that.
When the children of Israel were finally back in Jerusalem, things became pretty clear them. God brought them from Egypt to a land He had promised to Abraham many hundreds of years before. God had fought for them, sustained them, blessed them and been merciful toward them. It was their sin that caused God to remove them from this promised land. Still, in this chapter they begin their prayer where they see God’s authority begin. He is, “Lord alone.” All of everything is His. Creation is foundational to His authority over everything and everyone. It was then, it is today, and will be throughout eternity.
I like how Paul said it in Eph. 2:10 where he says; “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” If we walk according to His design, life is just better.
How’s your walk with Him?
Life is just so much better when we remain Clearly Focused on God. The people of Israel saw this in:
● Counterfeit Friends
● Confused Faithfulness
● Contagious Following
● Conscious Free
● Considered Fortunate
● Creation’s Foundational
With all that is happening in the world around us, it is good to know there is peace of heart an mind still available if we will remain Clearly Focused on God.
Today we suggest you read and study whatever the Lord has laid on your Pastors heart. Whatever scripture he uses for today’s messages were given to him by God for your specific needs
|July 15, 2019||Neh. 11-12||Acts 15:28-41|
|July 16, 2019||Neh. 13||Acts 16:1-24|
|July 17, 2019||Esther 1-4||Acts 16:25-40|
|July 18, 2019||Esther 5-10||Acts 17|
|July 19, 2019||Job 1-4||Acts 18|
|July 20, 2019||Job 5-8||Acts 19:1-22|
|July 21, 2019||No Passages Assigned|
I love The Hymn;
Turn you eye’s upon Jesus.
Look full in His wonderful face.
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace.
Oh How True!
Living In His Word Ministries
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… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director