Jesus about us
I am an advocate for going directly to Jesus and waiting patiently for His reply. I write this after listening to a heartfelt testimony about receiving help through Christian counselling. The message had a happy sway about looking onward and upward in Jesus after many years of counselling on self exploration and identity. And the analysis seemed like a mixed bag of remedies. It is my understanding that this roundabout methodology has some benefits through God's compassion. Albeit, a partial healing. Once again, going directly to Jesus in prayer brings a greater insight and ability to overcome life's challenges.
There is a biblical principle for people to enact faith by saying a prayer over your family, the home, a business, etc. as a hedge of protection by a guardian angel. It is imperative to remove any artefacts that are a gateway of evil from your home, as revealed by the Holy Spirit. The people of God's creation are given "the power and freedom of choice" which is honoured by the Lord Almighty and cannot be violated without the persons' permission. However, the devil is crafty and will try to find reason to violate this trust. This is why it is essential to know your rights in the will of God.
If your planning on starting a ministry or missionary outreach for the Lord, please note this scripture. "Indeed, the bed is too short to stretch out on, and its cover too small to wrap up in" (Isaiah 28:20 HCSB). The reference of the bed being too short is talking about the foundation and knowledge in the Word of God. The idea of watching online sermons without a strong biblical foundation is too dangerous and reckless. The scripture reference goes on about having a complete prayer covering or blanket of the Holy Spirit, which must be increased as the ministry grows in the purpose of God. The real focus is to wait for God's anointing and act accordingly; nothing more or less. To expect a quickening of His ultimate strength when all seems lost: the nature of a faithful servant. "Be not hasty to go from his presence. Do not take your stand in an evil cause, for he does whatever he pleases" (Ecclesiastes 8:3 ESV).
Is it reasonable to say that people spend too much time reacting to circumstances whereby a proactive lifestyle would see the road ahead and make the necessary step of faith. To be honest, this statement is easier said and not everyone is expected to be one step ahead of life's twists or turns. May it be our goal to work towards the good, better and best according to God's loving kindness with and about us. Surely the tender heart of Jesus is waiting for our prayer.