Thought of the day 11-24-15

My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord; In the morning I will direct it to You, And I will look up. (Psalms 5:3 NKJV)

For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their prayers; But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.” (I Peter 3:12 NKJV)

How the Father longs for you to be in communion with Him. The Father cherishes every minute that you spend with Him pouring out your heart. As you have discovered over and over, there is no one on earth who knows you inside and out like the Father does. Before you open your mouth to talk with the Father, He has already heard the longings of your heart.

Do not hesitate to come to the Father for anything. Nothing is too small or too great for Him. Do not be afraid to tell Him anything. He wants to hear everything you are feeling. Whenever you come to Him, He will already be there waiting to listen to you and to share His love with you. The Father is desiring to be with you.

The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their cry. (Psalms 34:15 NKJV)

If My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves, pray, seek, crave, and require of necessity My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land. Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to prayer offered in this place. For I have chosen and sanctified (set apart for holy use) this house, that My Name may be here forever, and My eyes and My heart will be here perpetually. (2 Chronicles 7:14-16 AMP)U white-space: nowra

Thought of the Day 11-16-15

Thought of the Day

“Therefore, behold, I will allure her, Will bring her into the wilderness, And speak comfort to her. (Hosea 2:14 NKJV)

God prepares you when you are alone. When the enemy wants to destroy you, he forces you to seclusion, but when God wants to prepare you, He calls you to be alone. Seclusion causes us to walk in deception, while solitude exposes the truth of who we are. Solitude forces a person to face reality. Seclusion allows a person to run from the issues of life.

Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life. (Proverbs 4:23 NKJV)

Seclusion ultimately leads to loneliness. Loneliness is a powerful feeling of emptiness and disconnectedness. In other words, loneliness is a negative state where a person feels unfulfilled. Loneliness is not the absence of people; loneliness is the absence of taking the time to be with God. The Bible tells us, “In Your presence is fullness of Joy” (Ps.16:11).

Solitude, on the other hand, is the state of being alone without experience a sense of loneliness. Solitude is a positive and constructive state of a loneliness with God. Your identity is hidden within the pages of God’s Word. You will never find your identity in a crowd.

Jonathan Edwards, the leader of the New England’s Great Awakening, penned these words: “In close meditation, prayer and conversing with God. When alone and separated from the world, a true Christian doubtless delights… converse with God in solitude and this also has peculiar advantages for fixing his heart, for fixing what is inside him.”

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