“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” V 9



Seek the Lord, in his word, and he will guide your ways.


Judgement was coming to the people, if they didn’t change their ways. Self-righteous doesn’t work. A changed heart, brings forth what is necessary. The fruit in the picture, is what flows from it. It is God, who must change the heart.

God does not need perfect people, to do his bidding. He needs people to answer the call, when he asks. Don’t try and be perfect, before you serve God. He already sent Jesus to to remedy your imperfection. God uses imperfect people, to accomplish his plan, to those that put their trust and faith in him. Will it be you, today?

Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
Isaiah 6:8 NASB

Jesus was saying to the Jews, this Gentile Roman centurian had more faith than you have shown me! Read the story in Matt 8:5-10.

Now when Jesus heard this, He marveled and said to those who were following, “Truly I say to you, I have not found such great faith with anyone in Israel.
Matthew 8:10 NASB

Lord, may our hearts humbly bow before you, in persistent prayer. May we be alert, to the needs of others, so we might lift them up. Reveal yourself to us, through answered prayer, even though it may not be, what we wanted the outcome to be. May we always remember, that you care about us and love hearing our petitions.

Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving;

God……became man, humbling himself, and being obedient to his calling, even unto death. He did this for all who would believe in Jesus, and his perfect sacrifice, that we could never offer up. Thank you Jesus, and may we Love, in a similar fashion, and tell all those, the good news!

Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

We seemed to have lost this, in the church. You don’t necessarily need to publicly, go on social media and tell the world, but you need close friends that you can trust and will hold you accountable. I’m not saying that social media is not a powerful tool to share, but you may want to have your closest friends, walk with you through it first. It takes a lot of courage, to bare your soul, to the whole world. Especially for those who don’t understand, but……How healing to those whose lives are forever changed, by your courageous obedience, to this verse, who may be also struggling with he same issue. Also, this verse is talking to believers in the church, and not to those who have never given their lives to Christ.

Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.
James 5:16 NASB

No matter what our circumstances, we are commanded to tell others, about our great God. He should be feared, by those who worship other God’s. Gut check: Let’s take some time and think about any false God’s we may have in our own lives, besides the Lord of the heavens and Earth. May you have a wonderful day of Worship before the one true God today.

Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples.
1 Chronicles 16:24

Love God, and walk in his ways and find life, both present and eternal .  The alternative, comes in the next couple of verses.  Reject God,  and his ways and you will find death, both in this present life and for all of eternity.  Something to consider wisely.

in that I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in His ways and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His judgments, that you may live and multiply, and that the Lord your God may bless you in the land where you are entering to possess it.
Deuteronomy 30:16 NASB