Can anyone hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him? says the Lord. Do not I fill heaven and earth? says the Lord.
Jeremiah 23:24 AMP
In this text, God is using Jeremiah to confront false prophetic ministry. God knows those who are His from those who aren’t His. He also knows whom He’s called from whom He hasn’t called. Yesterday, I journaled about people lying and saying that “God told them” that certain people are to be their spouses, when God never told them that. Misleading people by saying “God told me” when God never told you is serious business. God will not hold anyone faultless who deceives His people in such a manner.
The thing I like about this passage of scripture is that it is comforting to the born again believer who desires a closer fellowship with God. Someone once asked me how I felt about the fact that God sees everything I do (the statement was meant to shame me about some recent gossip that was being spread about me), I said “good” which shocked the person who asked me this question. The reason I said good was because although mankind can be lied to about me and believe it, God can’t. Because He knows what I’m doing and what I’m not doing. He doesn’t gossip.
Although mankind’s original sin in the Garden of Eden allowed sin to enter the world, God is still yet sovereign over the whole earth and everything in it belongs to Him to do with it as He pleases.
Romans 12:3 Amplified Bible (AMP)
For by the grace [of God] given to me I say to everyone of you not to think more highly of himself [and of his importance and ability] than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has apportioned to each a degree of faith [and a purpose designed for service].
In this passage, I find it interesting that the writer (possibly Paul the Apostle) mentions God’s grace when warning the Christians to whom this letter is addressed to. He mentions this to let the congregation know he isn’t speaking out his own carnal opinion, but after careful deliberation and prayer. He goes on to warn them about thinking more highly of themselves than they ought. How often do we as human beings let others do this to us. I’ve always said that when others overestimate their importance in my life, God has a tendency to move them from my life without any drama or craziness (usually). I recently left a denomination that seemed to want to do this to me. They seemed to want to take God’s place in my life. As I’ve stayed clear of them, their control over me is decreasing. To the point that I’m regaining more of a sense of self. The rest of this passage refers to HOW we are faith apportioned by God to him (her). So how we’re to view our own abilities isn’t to in accordance with our own opinions of ourselves but God’s view of our abilities. I like to use the example of singers. There varying degrees of singing. From the very powerful to the very soft. Both are powerful and passionate but the distinction is who is glorified with the ability to minister effectively. And the emotional intention of the singer. Are they conveying TRUTH?? This is something to think about with ALL gifts.
Do nice guys really finish last??
Or is that a line that men to “guilt” women into “sympathy sex”?
In this post I list some reasons women give for why they might consider a guy “too nice”.
I also talk how to overcome the “nice guy” trap/curse and learn how to be more assertive in your approach to women and, really, life.
Hopefully, this recording will put you on the right path toward getting the woman (love) you want.
Listen and enjoy (click here to listen)
Have you ever called selfish for prioritizing things that are important to you? How about being called selfish because they can’t use you or take advantage of you. If you fit into either of these categories, this post is for you…
I will posting again smetime soon, meanwhile enjoy this article and let me know your thoughts.
Why One Isn’t the Loneliest Number | Kyria.
This link is to an article I found very thought provoking. Hit me up and let me know what you think about it. It’s about abstinence and obedience.
Abstinence is Not Rocket Science | Christianity Today | A Magazine of Evangelical Conviction.