How wonderful to be living in God’s truth. Truth, as used in the scriptures, means awareness. It doesn’t mean some set of debatable beliefs. The original Greek work for truth means, “Not escape your notice”. In 1 Corinthians 4:5 it tells us to “Wait until the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things hidden in the darkness.” Wow-we, need that.
We will never live long enough to learn all the ways of God so it is imperative that we have an “awareness” of all the good and evil around us and in anything that we do. And that awareness comes from being in the light, not in the dark! “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path” (Psalm 119:105); “In Thy light shall we see light” (Psalm 37:6) and “You were formerly darkness, but now you are light in the Lord: walk as children of light” (Ephesians 5:8) definitely make the point.
What a gift from God to give us His Light—King Jesus! Through Jesus, and Him alone, we have access to God. And in that, the “awareness”, we need to continue in this glorious and marvelous life. Even though it seems like life in the coal mines sometimes, the light of His life brings warmth and sight even in the deepest darkness. Endure the fire—it’s producing pure gold!
Psalm 16 says, "Preserve me O God, for I take refuge in Thee." We could not last without Him.
Psalm 18 says, "The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer." Nothing can “get” us in His fortress.
Psalm 23 says, "The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want." We shall lack no good thing!
Do we just say these things? Or do we really make all of our decisions based on them as our rock solid foundation? Understanding and living just these short verses helps us in all of our trials and problems. Imagine what being filled with God’s word would do!
Let’s be refreshed as well as reminded: all we need is in God, through His Son Jesus. Go on now, go to Him. Endure the fire—it’s producing pure gold!
God has a wisdom that is far above us. He tells us to give thanks in all things because He knows that being in a state of thanksgiving will keep us in a receptive, humble attitude that can actually lead to our peace and happiness.
Recently, I heard someone say that ungrateful people are unhappy people. Nothing is right for them. Instead of being humbly grateful, they are grumbly hateful! So true!
Enter into the joy of the Lord. Purpose right now not to let your circumstances control your joy. Do not look anymore at what you don’t have or on what is not yet remedied. Instead, look really hard at what you do have and what God has fixed for you in your life…be grateful. Endure the fire—it’s producing pure gold!