Month: July 2023

God Put Me Together

Scripture Job 10:11 Clothe me with skin and flesh, And knit me together with bones and sinews?

Observation: I can’t understand how people can believe in evolution or the Big Bang Theory. We are so unbelievably made and we have feelings, spirits, emotions and thoughts that all point to a creator. We forget at times that we are a creation of God and we worry placing heavy burdens on ourselves that we can’t carry. It would help us so much to realize that God created each one of us and each one of us has a purpose given to us. We are never alone our creator is with us and if we have any questions about our lives the best source to go to is our Maker.

Application: I have been having such a difficult time letting go of a situation I’m having at work. My pride and anxiety are going to drive me insane. I feel as if I’m alone with this problem and in my heart I know that I’m not. I don’t know why I’m having such a difficult time in trusting my Lord, but I can’t seem to let go. I need to trust completely and live a day at a time instead of reliving this imagined conclusion. I’m here to honor God and this is not the way to do it. I need to let go of this situation and trust that my Lord will guide me, as He as always does.

Prayer: Dear Lord forgive this servant of yours. Please place on my heart your love and give me peace. Remind me that you have made me and have never let go and that you are in control of everything. I know my thoughts have not been honoring lately and I need to draw nearer to you. Please hold me close and speak to me and command me in what you desire me to do. I love and trust in you.

We Can’t be Righteous Before God

Scripture Job 9:2 “Truly I know it is so, But how can a man be righteous before God?

Observation: Sometimes I feel like I’m doing so good, better than most and I’m sure God is so pleased with me. Then I look back and see that this righteous man was so far from being righteous. My thoughts and actions towards others that day did not please God and for me to even think that I’m righteous before God I need to compare myself to what righteousness is. God is good and He is the only one. He is righteous and pure and no other can say that. When I think that I’m righteous instead of comparing myself to others around me I need to compare myself to Jesus and realize I wasn’t even close.

Application: I don’t need to be righteous, I need to be better. Today I started off with a negative attitude towards my boss and work. I kept telling God I needed to trust in Him, but it was almost as soon as I said it I took it back and began to worry again. I need to trust God and get better living this life He has blessed me with. I know I will never be righteous, but I can be honoring. I need to remove the pride I have and humble myself before my Lord and ask for help, help to glorify Him.

Prayer: My Lord and my God I need your help. I’m struggling and I want to do better, but each day I seem to be slipping backwards instead of going forward. Increase my faith that I won’t see the situation I’m in, but see you through any situation that might arise. At the end of the day I want to please you and bring a smile on your face. Help me accomplish that, you deserve at least that from your servant.

God is Justice

Scripture Job 8:3 Does God subvert judgment? Or does the Almighty pervert justice?

Observation: Sometimes we forget we are only here for a short while, but we want all the answers in this place answered for us. When we see something doesn’t seem right to us we question it and God. We need to realize whatever is happening God is aware and there is a purpose for it, after all He is our Judge and justice lives in Him. So whatever might happen we need to realize this place is only temporary and a test to see how we honor God. We need to know that God is just no matter what we might think at times and look for His will in our lives, because we can control how we are going to react and live.

Application: lately I’ve been so worried about my job. The contract is in a bid process and I’m worried I will be left without a job and at age 63 what will I do? God has taken care of me all of my life and has never let me down, after all I’m still here. I need to trust in the Lord with all of my heart and keep my eyes open to what He desires of me. If I lose this job I need to ask for his guidance to see what He wants of me and not be anxious. No Matter what is going on I need to seek God in my life and honor Him, for that is the real reason I’m here.

Prayer: My Lord forgive your servant for worrying so much of this precious time you have given me. Give me peace and guide me each day. Help me live day to day and not to fear, but live a life that honors you. Draw me close and use your servant to spread the gospel and to help draw others closer to you. I love you and I want to do what is right in your eyes.

Hating Life

Scripture Job 7:16 I loathe my life; I would not live forever. Let me alone, For my days are but a breath.

Observation: That is how I spent most of the life God gave me, hating each day hoping that it would end. I spent more time thinking how to not go through another day that it was difficult to enjoy anything. My life had no meaning and I couldn’t figure out why I was even here at all. If you owned something that didn’t have a purpose, what would you do with it? You would throw it away. So when life has no purpose what would you do with it? Throw it away and that is what I did. However when I found out that my life has meaning and purpose I wanted to know how I was supposed to use it and so each day I ask the creator of this life how He might what to use it each day and live a life that would be worthy.

Application: It is still difficult at times to be positive and to wake up each morning wanting to be used by God. I still am a sinner and the enemy attempts to put negative thoughts in my mind each day, but I know I have a purpose as we all do and it’s to glorify God. I’m here to spread the word of God so others have the same opportunity I had and receive Jesus as Lord and Savior. God has given me gifts and talents to use and has even given me instructions on how to use them and that is what I need to be doing. I need to try harder and realize my day is dedicated to God for His glory and not my use.

Prayer: My Lord I freely give you this life as a living sacrifice, may it be holy and pleasing to you. Help guide me this day and direct my path. Use me to fulfill the purpose you have created me for and that you will be glorified through this life. I love you Lord may this life reflect that.

Why Go On?

Scripture Job 6:11 “What strength do I have, that I should hope? And what is my end, that I should prolong my life?

Observation: I started writing a book as God guides me called So Why Am I Here? Most of my life I asked the same question as Job why prolong my life and I tried six times not to prolong it any longer. In the process of writing this book God made it clear why we should want to prolong our lives, because God has a plan for it. This is our only opportunity to earn rewards in Heaven. The more I understand how awesome Heaven is going to be the more I want to live this life in a way that honors God.

Application: I need to start living a better life. I hope to be meeting with Pastor Mike next week to see how I might serve the church more. I waste so much time watching television, I need to be doing so much more. I need to set a plan in action that gets me doing things that will glorify God. I look forward to being with my Lord and Savior and gathering all of the rewards He gives me and lay them at His feet in worship. I need to work on my health and diet and as long as God has me here be the best I can to glorify my Lord.

Prayer: Dear Lord thank you for not giving up on me and giving me this chance to glorify you. May I live whatever time you give me to please you and that my reward would be to glorify you. I love you may this life prove it.

Seeking God in Everything

Scripture Job 5:8 “But as for me, I would seek God, And to God I would commit my cause–

Observation: We always look everywhere else to find answers, we may turn to family, friends, our own wisdom, might even do research to find the answer, but we leave God out. We take the burden and try to live with it when all we have to do is lay it at the feet of Jesus. I’m not sure why we think we are smarter than God. God has created us and has a plan for our life and He knows all that we are going to be going through and why we are going through it. We need to make a decision, whether to trust God or ourselves, I choose God.

Application: I say I choose God, but most of the time I don’t. Patience has always been a problem for me I want an answer now and if I don’t hear from God right away I go out on my own. I need to have patience to wait on the Lord and faith that He will work in my best interest, even though to me it may not seem so. I need to stop taking these burdens upon myself, because I know I can’t handle them and not capable of dealing with them. I need to trust in the Lord with all of my might and lean not on my own understanding, but in all my ways acknowledge Him and he will make my paths straight.

Prayer: My Lord help me please. I’m at my wits end and feeling low about my life. I’m confused and worried and taking most of my time trying to figure out what to do. Please take this burden from me and take charge of your servant and rule in my life.

It’s Different When We Go Through the Pain

Scripture Job 4:5 But now it comes upon you, and you are weary; It touches you, and you are troubled.

Observation: It’s much easier giving advice when we are doing fine and the other person is going through the trials. Even though we go through trials and tribulations we typically don’t want to comfort someone else at that time we want to wail in our misery alone. All the advice we would give we won’t receive in those moments we turn our head away from God and go into self-pity. However the strongest witness is to lead people to the Lord while we are being persecuted showing an example of faith and faith they would be able to associate with.

Application: I’ve become so lazy anymore that I’m becoming no use to my Lord. Today someone wrote me an email in regards to meeting her brother that is suffering from depression but he lives in Hemet several miles away and wants to meet on a Saturday. My first thought is that is my day off and I would have to drive all the way to Hemet. Someone is calling out and I’m making excuses. It’s funny when I cry out to my Lord in need, no matter what He answers and guides me, how disappointed He must be in me. The deeper in troubles I find myself I must reach out to others that are suffering and then I have a chance to help and reach them for the Lord. Next time I’m feeling down I need to pray to God to put me in the path of someone who might need me.

Prayer: My Lord help me get past this laziness I have. Give me the energy and strength to honor you and to help others. May my focus be on serving you by being a blessing to others, use this servant to glorify you. You are worthy of all of my love, praise, worship and time.