Before I continue with today's blog, I want to apologize to any I may have offended with my last blog. It has since come out that the protesters against Trump are paid to go out and protest and do not represent our good American people. So I am sorry that I did not wait to get the whole story. God bless you all! As we work together in love we will continue to make our nation all that God created it to be!
This is the scripture that ended this chapter in the book Cast Up A Highway shared in my last post:
Acquaint now yourself with Him [agree with God and show yourself to be conformed to His will] and be at peace; by that [you shall prosper and great] good shall come to you.
22 Receive, I pray you, the law and instruction from His mouth and lay up His words in your heart.
23 If you return to the Almighty [and submit and humble yourself before Him], you will be built up; if you put away unrighteousness far from your tents,
24 If you lay gold in the dust, and the gold of Ophir among the stones of the brook [considering them of little worth], 25 And make the Almighty your gold and [the Lord] your precious silver treasure,
26 Then you will have delight in the Almighty, and you will lift up your face to God. 27 You will make your prayer to Him, and He will hear you, and you will pay your vows. Job 22:21-27
This scripture does a good job of putting it together:
- “Acquaint NOW yourself with God...”
Read His Word. Hear His Word. Consume His Word, be steeped in His Word. (Here is a tidbit for you: the word ‘steeped’ means to ‘extract the essence of’ Steep a tea bag in hot water, and the water takes on the aroma, the taste, the color, and the character of the tea. Steep yourself in the Word, and take on the color and character of Christ, the Word. (See John 1.)
Conform your will to His and be at peace. Read His Word, listen to His Word, and see where you need to conform your will to His. If you follow His instructions He promises great good will come to you.
- “Receive His laws and instructions from His mouth,”
God has placed His laws and instructions in His Word. He gives the words, and Your job is to receive them, and apply them to your life. Obedience to God is how we demonstrate our love for Him.
- “Submit and humble yourself before Him”.
Lay your beam of life down in submission, giving up control to Him, trusting Him, and He will build you up and support you.
- “Put unrighteousness far from your tents”.
Accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, and invite Him to live in you and to be the most vital part of your life. Love and obedience are the keys.
- “Make the Almighty your gold and [the Lord] your precious silver treasure”
Make God the priority in your life, then you will have such delight in Him! Either the abundance or the lack of money can draw you away from God. Trust Him in both circumstances to be your guide. Engage in a two-way conversation with Him about it, He will hear your prayers, and you will receive His answers. And God’s favor will be upon everything you do.
Continually build faith-strength into your highway. As you face your tests, challenges and temptations with triumphant and exultant joy, you will have the favor of God lighting your way! Soak in His Word like a sponge today. Abide wholeheartedly in His love! Enjoy life with Him! Come out of the desert on your highway to joy and triumph. You now have the the tools to live a fruit-filled life on your own sturdy, purpose fulfilling, powerfully built highway of life!
End of book quote