103 “How sweet are Your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104 Through Your precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way.”
Today’s Inspiration: How sweet are Your words to my taste sweeter than honey to my mouth. Through Your word I gain understanding. Psalm 119:103-4. You are my hiding place. I have inclined my hearts to perform your statutes.
The common problem today like any other day is lack of faith and trust in Jesus. Faith is a gift of loving our gracious God who not only enables us to discern His voice of authority but who enables us to discern His voice to do what we could respond to Him. John 6:37, 44 & 65.
The strength of our desire to respond to Jesus’ invitation depends on how much we place out trust in Him. We must not only hear the voice of God but also respond to His voice through action no matter what the obstacles maybe nor the challenges we face each day for Jesus is more than able to overcome any obstacle. Our faith enables us to give the spiritual desire to act on what we have discerned the invitation to be. God be praised.
Prayer: O Lord I will never forget Your precepts for by them You have given me life. My soul knows so well. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
1 John 4:18
18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.
Today’s Inspiration: Fear is our greatest enemy and has to be conquered by love for love casts out fear. 1 John 4:18. To nurture the damaged trees of wrong done to us is to be a prisoner of the past. To refuse to forgive is also destructive. Unforgiveness choked the life out of marriage or out of family relationship and friendship. To avoid forgiving would mean imprisoning your emotions.
It costs the Lord Jesus at Cavalry to bring us forgiveness. If we are to bear the image of God we cannot afford not to forgive our offender. Forgiveness carries a condition that it starts with us first to forgive the offender. To accept God’s forgiveness and to refuse to forgive our offenders is a wicked act as Jesus explained in the parable of unforgiven servant in Matthew 18:21-35. When you don’t forgive and you choose to be bitter against the offender, you have made yourself a slave to the offender.