||From: Dean Seddon
||26 Aug 2010 (12:05)
|I have been prompted today to write something for you all.
For His eyes are upon the ways of a man, and He sees all his steps\"
The Lord looks from heaven; he sees all the sons of men; from His dwelling place He look out on all the inhabitants of the earth, He who fashions the hearts of them all, He who understands all their works\"
(Psalm 33: 13-15).
\"For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His\" (
2 Chronicles 16:9).
I just though i would encourage you all today that God See\'s all that is happening, He sees the motives of your heart and richly wants to bless you.
It is also fantastic to know that God understands us, thats amazing in itself as sometimes we cant understand ourselves.
||From: Brenda Teal
||26 Aug 2010 (18:52)
|Thanks Dean for posting this.
The Lord is indeed looking upon us.
We must ask ourselves,
Are our ways His ways?
What does He see when He looks into our hearts?
Are our hearts completely His?
|GOD\'S WILL AND PURPOSE IN OUR LIFE
||From: TREFLYN JONES
||26 Aug 2010 (21:57)
|THIS IS A GREAT TOPIC. I GOT EXCITED AT THE OPPORTUNITY TO RESPOND TO THIS.
WE ALL NEED TO BE MINDFUL OF WHAT AND WHERE WE SHOULD BE, IN DOING GOD\'S WORK ON EARTH.
Jeremiah 29:11 (New International Version)
11 For I know the plans I have for you,\" declares the LORD, \"plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Psalm 139:16 (New International Version)
16 your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
IT\'S EASY FOR US TO RUN AHEAD OF GOD AND WE THINK AHEAD ASSUMING THAT WE ARE DOING GOD\'S WILL IN OUR LIVES.
Ephesians 2:10 (New International Version)
10For we are God\'s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
WHEN IN FACT WE HAVE MOVED AWAY FROM GOD\'S WILL AND ARE NOW DOING WHAT WE THINK IS GOD\'S WILL.
Proverbs 3:5-6 (New International Version)
5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make your paths straight.
GOD HAS A PLAN FOR OUR LIVES, WE NEED TO LET GOD CONTROL OUR CIRCUMSTANCES BY BEING OBEDIENT AND MINDFUL THAT WE ARE (WE PRAY) DOING WHAT GOD WANTS US TO DO.
Romans 12 (New International Version)
1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God\'s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship.
THIS IS OBVIOUSLY EASIER SAID, AND NOT SO EASY TO DO. WE CAN LOSE SIGHT OF THIS AS OUR MAIN PURPOSE, AND BECOME DISTRACTED BY OTHER ACTIVITIES AROUND US, I KNOW, BECAUSE I FIND MYSELF BEING DISTRACTED. THE DEVIL KNOWS HOW TO DISTRACT US, HE KNOWS OUR EVERY WEAKNESS.
James 4:7 (New International Version)
7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
WHICH IS WHY WE NEED TO ALWAYS BE ON OUR GUARD AND RECOGNISE WHEN THIS IS HAPPENNING.
Ephesians 4 (New International Version)
Unity in the Body of Christ
1 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.
WHEN GOD LOOKS DOWN UPON US HOPEFULY IF WE ARE DOING GOD\'S WILL THEN IT WILL PLEASE HIM, IF WE ARE NOT, IS IT BECAUSE WE ARE BEING DISOBEDIENT, DISCTRACTED OR ANY OTHER REASON?
THANK YOU FOR POSTING THIS, LET US ENCOURAGE EACH OTHER TO BECOME WHAT GOD INTENDED FOR US TO BECOME, ALLOW HIM, SUBMIT TO GOD, PRAY AND SEEK THE FATHER, LET GOD WORK IN AND THROUGH US TO BRING ABOUT HIS PERFECT PLAN FOR US, AND HIS WILL, WILL BE DONE.
ARE WE TITHING AND OFFERING?
ARE WE FORGIVING THOSE WHO TRESSPASS AGAINST US?
ARE WE REPENTING?
ARE WE BETTER TODAY THAN WE WERE YESTERDAY?
ARE WE LISTENING AND BEING OBEDIENT TO GOD?
I AM FAR FROM PERFECT, BUT I TRYING MY HARDEST TO BE CONSCIOUS OF WHAT GOD EXPECTS AND ASKS OF ME. I NEED TO LARN HOW TO LISTEN MORE.
THANKS AGAIN FOR THIS TOPIC.
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||27 Aug 2010 (06:26)
|so true, so true, wonderfully written by all and we need to continue to encourage each other in this way......I was reminded yesterday, sitting at home listening to a sermon/audio msg. from CARMEL ASSEMBLY , topic: Songs of Soloman\" by David Davis (you must all go in and listen to these audio msg. they are just fantastic, and esp. the ones concerning Israel, listen to all the ones from COVOC. 2010...you will benefit greatly from it) Anyway, listening to the words from Song of Songs, about Gods wonderful love to us and how HE sees us and trying to tell us in everything how He loves us.......(S.&S is not so easy to understand...) anyway, suddenly I was remineded of the everyday things, the small things....the beauty around us...and i heard GOD spoke to me and HE said; Mary-Ann, Iwas always there for you, even when you were a small child, dont you remember...you used to go and visit an old lady some kilometres away and she had a big rose garden and you were just so thrilled everytime she let you into her garden and you were allowed to smell the roses and also take some with you home to give to your mother...and then when you were running through the fields and you saw all those beautiful wild flowers, and you were so thrilled at the beauty of them....that was ME, your GOD showing you, giving you the ability to see these things, cause i wanted to show you my love....... WOW, i just thought this was wonderful, to be remineded of these things.......HE is there all the time, stretching out HIS hans and telling us HE loves us, the sea, the flowers, the babies, the children, the beauty in people (everybody has something) we must just encourage and help each other and remind each other of these small things, and say THANKYOU, and not be so focused on all the things we want all the time....i think we would get the things we want more often if we started being more thankful for the things we already have!!!
||From: Dean Seddon
||27 Aug 2010 (09:09)
|Here is a thought expanding on the subject.
We all know and accept that God knows us inside out, here is an amazing revelation....God see\'s that every committed believer longs to do what is right and actually deep down we all long to serve God.
I am confident every born again believer deep inside themselves longs to do what is right, despite the obvious failings.
We talk so miuch about our sin and mistakes, but for a moment, lets all examine ourselves, do we long to do what is right? do we really want to serve God? Do you want to be please God with our lifestyle?
I think you\'ll find its a YES.
Before I knew about the Law, I was alive. But as soon as I heard that command, sin came to life, 10and I died. The very command that was supposed to bring life to me, instead brought death. 11Sin used this command to trick me, and because of it I died. 12Still, the Law and its commands are holy and correct and good.
13Am I saying that something good caused my death? Certainly not! It was sin that killed me by using something good. Now we can see how terrible and evil sin really is. 14We know that the Law is spiritual. But I am merely a human, and I have been sold as a slave to sin. 15In fact, I don\'t understand why I act the way I do. I don\'t do what I know is right. I do the things I hate. 16Although I don\'t do what I know is right, I agree that the Law is good. 17So I am not the one doing these evil things. The sin that lives in me is what does them.
18I know that my selfish desires won\'t let me do anything that is good. Even when I want to do right, I cannot. 19Instead of doing what I know is right, I do wrong. 20And so, if I don\'t do what I know is right, I am no longer the one doing these evil things. The sin that lives in me is what does them.
21The Law has shown me that something in me keeps me from doing what I know is right. 22With my whole heart I agree with the Law of God. 23But in every part of me I discover something fighting against my mind, and it makes me a prisoner of sin that controls everything I do. 24What a miserable person I am. Who will rescue me from this body that is doomed to die? 25Thank God! Jesus Christ will rescue me.
So with my mind I serve the Law of God, although my selfish desires make me serve the law of sin.
|God hears and sees everything its a fact
||From: derek leslie
||27 Aug 2010 (16:05)
|how true is the fact that the Lord sees and hears everything we say and do.
this reminded me of my short testimony in Task Jesus. (see in testimonies page3)
called, testimony to show that God hears everything.
I know when this happened to me it really made me think, Wow we need to be very careful what we say and do. the experiance made me realise he really does see and listen to everything. we must life a life that is pleaseing to the Lord.
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|GOD WAS WATCHING ME!
||From: TREFLYN JONES
||28 Aug 2010 (10:00)
|I HAVE SHARED THIS WITH MANY CHRISTIAN FRIENDS.
WHEN WE RECEIVE MAIL THOUGH THE LETTERBOX WE NOTICE THAT ALL OF THE STAMS ON THE ENVELOPES HAVE NOT BEEN CANCELLED. WE HAD GOT INTO THE HABIT OF SAVING THESE RE-USEABLE STAMPS. WE JUST ROUGHLY TORE THE PAPER AROUND THE STAMP AND PUT IT INTO A PLASTIC BAG.
ONE DAY THERE I WAS SENDING OUT TASKJESUS INVITES TO OUR MONTHLY MEETING AND USING NEW STAMPS (NOT RECLAIMED) AND I SAW THESE SAVED STAMPS WHICH I COULD RE-USE ONCE I HAD SEPARATED THEM FROM THE PAPER. SO THERE AND THEN I DECIDED TO MAKE MYSELF A CUP OF TEA AND I THOUGHT I WILL SOAK THESE STAMPS IN BOILING WATER (AS I HAD DONE MANY TIMES IN THE PAST) AND THEY WILL SEPARATE FROM THE ENVELOPE PAPER THEY WERE STUCK TO, I WILL DRY AND RE-USE THEM.
THERE I WAS IN THE KITCHEN WAITING FOR THE KETTLE TO BOIL AND RIPING THE EXCESS PAPER FROM AROUND THE STAMPS AND PUTTING THE STAMPS IN A BOWL WHERE I WOULD ADD THE BOILING WATER WHEN THE KETTLE HAD BOILED.
A VOICE CAME INTO MY HEAD SAYING \"YOU SHOULDN\'T BE DOING THIS!\", I WAS SURPRISED AT THIS AND I THOUGHT, WHAT AM I THINKING THIS FOR? SO I CONTINUED TO RIP THE PAPER AND PUT THE STAMPS IN THE BOWL. ONCE AGAIN AND MANY TIMES THIS VOICE SAID \"YOU SHOULDN\'T BE DOING THIS!\", NOW I KNEW IT WASN\'T ME, AND I REALISED GOD WAS SPEAKING TO ME. I THOUGHT IF I CONTINUE TO DO THIS, I WILL END UP DISOBEYING GOD, DID I REALLY WANT OT DISOBEY GOD? - NO WAY PEDRO!
I TOOK ALL OF THE STAMPS AND PUT THEM IN THE BIN.
GOD SPOKE TO ME AGAIN AND SAID \"WHY DO YOU STEAL WHEN I GIVE YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED?\" - WOW, THAT REALLY TOLD ME.
FROM THAT MOMENT ON I REALISED THAT WE NEED NEVER BE AFRAID OF TITHING, NEVER BE AFRAID OF GIVING, NEVER BE AFRAID OF HELPING BECAUSE GOD WILL ALWAYS MEET OUR NEEDS, NOT OUR WANTS, BUT OUR NEEDS.
GOING BACK TO THE STAMPS, WHEN I WAS RECLAIMING THE STAMPS, WAS I SHORT OF STAMPS? - NO I HAD PLENTY OF STAMPS, I HAD NO NEED TO STEAL THE STAMPS WHICH HAD ALREADY BEEN PAID FOR BY SOMEONE ELSE AND HAD DONE THEIR SERVICE. THEY WERE NOT MY STAMPS, YES I WAS STEALING THEM.
RECLAIMING THESE STAMPS WAS NOT A BIG DEAL IN MY EYES, PROBABLY WORTH £5.00 IN ALL, BUT IN GOD\'S EYES I WAS COMMITTING A SIN AND I THANK GOD FOR REPRIMANDING ME, BUT IT WAS DONE IN SUCH A LOVING AND UNDERSTANDING WAY. GOD IS WATCHING US AND WE NEED TO BE MINDFUL OF THAT.
THAT WAS A MASSIVE LESSON TO ME AND IT HAS RAISED MY FAITH LEVEL SO HIGH AND I REALISE MORE NOW THAN I DID BEFORE THAT GOD LOVES US AND PROVIDES EVERYTHING WE NEED.
IT IS VERY UNWISE TO DISOBEY GOD.
(I HAVE ALSO ADDED THIS IN THE TESTIMONIES UNDER \"GOD WAS WATCHING ME\")
I HOPE THIS HELPS YOU
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||29 Aug 2010 (03:39)
|yes, we certainly need to be alert, wide awake in these very last days......as a body of Christ - hopefully being in the place HE wants us or is taking us to to be a \"brick\" in the wall for His purpose... we have to be observant and realize that when we are exactly where God wants us...the devil will really start destroying what God is trying to do... he will do anything to destroy Gods plan......e.g. if somebody has planted a church and they know that this is Gods plan and have had visions, WORDS etc(confirmation). about it, then...the evil one will try to destroy the \"body\" ...he knows we have to work together, so he goes about splitting the members, throwing discoard, gossip rumours etc....dont let him, be obs of this, speak openly about it and demand him away...very often the family members of leaders get attacked cause the evil one knows that when he attacks them he will drain the leaders energy to do Gods work...be aware og all his schemes.......Pray for each other, be open, confess, dont give the devil an inch...and he will flee from you...WE have all the victory we want because we live in the power of the ressurection of our WONDERFUL SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST - so we must put on the whole armour and march for HIM and claim that victory which is ours.....to take, if we want it........ aND REMEMBER \"tHY WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN\" ---NOT MY WILL, OR YOUR WILL BUT HIS WILL...AND HIS WILL IS THE BODY OF CHRIST WORKING TOGETHER FOR HIS KINGDOMS SAKE AND TO WIN THE LOST AT ANY COST.