How do we move from dabbling in crazy and allowing the enemy to take us down a path of darkness, destruction and despair to moving in a direction where peace, power, an prosperity abide, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”. ~ Jeremiah 29:11.
Joshua spoke to the Israelites and told them about the great things God had done for this people and for their fathers before them. He exhorted them to fear and serve the Lord alone, an to put away their idol gods, in gratitude for what God had done for them. Joshua Presents them with a choice, “choose ye whom youy will serve.” Like the Israelites, we are faced with making the choice of choosing the things of this world or setting our sights on things that please and honor God. We have a choice everyday regarding the attitude and actions we will embrace for that day.
Apostle Paul says, “For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not that I do,” then the question is, how do we avoid the ” Bait of Satan” and begin to make better choices for our life?
“When our relationship with Christ becomes the priority in our life and not our fleshly desires; Chirst renews, transforms, and empowers us with the desire to make better choices. When we make the decision to submit and surrender ourselves, our families, career, finances, possessions, needs, skills and abilities to Him who loved us so much that He shed His blood for us; He renews, transforms, and empowers us with the desire to make better choices, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.”~ Proverbs 3:5-6.
When we really commit to becoming the “salt of the earth, the light of the world and a city on a hill that cannot be hidden,” to reveal and point others to Christ so his kingdom will increase, He renews, transforms, and empowers us with the desire to make better choices. When we express our deepest desire for the Lord Jesus by doing His will, His way, and obey Him completely; He renews, transforms, and empowers us with the desire to make better choices, which will ultimately yield~peace, power, and prosperity.
Thank you for reading my blog this week, and please respond with you thoughts/comments.
Rev. Samuel S. Brice
Joshua brought the Israelites together and the Lord renewed His covenant with them. Joshua told the Israelites to fear the Lord and serve Him alone. Joshua told them to put away their Idols gods that they were worshiping. Joshua gave them a choice that if they would turn from God and worship other gods, God would abandon them and destroy them even though God had been good to them. Joshua took time to challenge the people of Israel on there commitment to God. Todays question for each one of us is what is our commitment to God?
When we think of the word commitment, we often think about how it applies to our personal relationship with our spouse. But Commitment comes in many forms, and the Bible talks in depth about these forms. There is not only commitment to spouse, but there is commitment to God, to our spiritual path and leading to a good life.
What is the biblical meaning of commitment?
Answer: Commitment is obedience, trusting, and a slave, serving and surrendering actions to the person you are committed to. For example, when you commit to Jesus you are saying that you will obey, trust, be a slave of and surrender to Jesus.
In reference to Psalms 37: 3-5 there are some Benefits to being Committed to God.
- God will make your burdens lighter
- God will make your walk righter
- God will make your life brighter
So as we make this commitment to God, also know there is danger in turning back once you have made the commitment.
Be blessed to all readers of my blog is my prayer for this week.
Associate to the Pastor –Samuel S. Brice
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‘A Prayer for our members and friends’
‘Weighed Down with Worry on insurmontable problems’
1 Peter 5:7 ‘Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.’
Father you word, ‘Says cast our cares upon you’, because you care for us. So God, I need you because I am full of stress and anxiety. God reading your words brings me comfort and now I ask you God to come and take my heavy burdens. I lay each one atyour feet so that you God can carry them so that I don’t have to. So God do this in your name I pray. Amen
Reverend Samuel Brice
Associate to the Pastor
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It’s good for our hearts to be strengthened by grace Hebrews 13:9