Action without thought is like shooting without aim.
Archive for March, 2019
Dear Heavenly Father, help us to see your hand in everything in our lives. Help us to be sensitive to your word and your spirit. Thank you for your correction and guidance.
In Jesus’ Name
The Lord delivered Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, along with some of the articles from the temple of God. These he carried off to the temple of his god in Babylonia and put in the treasure house of his god.
Remember that God is sovereign, not only about your life but also the events in the world. Look to him. Trust him. Serve him.
You never really know what you want in life until you’re completely freed from anything that’s holding you back.
Dear Heavenly Father, we want to serve and please you. Guide us and speak to us. Help us to have the courage to obey you, and not worry about the opinions of others.
In Jesus’ Name
Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent a message to Jeroboam king of Israel: “Amos is raising a conspiracy against you in the very heart of Israel. The land cannot bear all his words. For this is what Amos is saying: “ ‘Jeroboam will die by the sword, and Israel will surely go into exile, away from their native land.’ ” Then Amaziah said to Amos, “Get out, you seer! Go back to the land of Judah. Earn your bread there and do your prophesying there. Don’t prophesy anymore at Bethel, because this is the king’s sanctuary and the temple of the kingdom.” Amos answered Amaziah, “I was neither a prophet nor the son of a prophet, but I was a shepherd, and I also took care of sycamore-fig trees. But the Lord took me from tending the flock and said to me, ‘Go, prophesy to my people Israel.’ Now then, hear the word of the Lord . You say, “ ‘Do not prophesy against Israel, and stop preaching against the descendants of Isaac.’ “Therefore this is what the Lord says: “ ‘Your wife will become a prostitute in the city, and your sons and daughters will fall by the sword. Your land will be measured and divided up, and you yourself will die in a pagan country. And Israel will surely go into exile, away from their native land.’ ”
God looks for people like Amos, who will obey him, and not be worried about the reaction of the world. Ask God for the courage and faith to follow him, regardless of what others say.
Our attitude toward life determines life’s attitude towards us.