1 Corinthians 1:9 – “God is faithful (reliable, trustworthy, and therefore ever true to His promise, and He can be depended on).”
SEEDS OF AFFIRMATION, MEDITATION, PRAYER, WORKS, GIVING AND OTHER ACTS OF OBEDIENCE ARE READY TO BURST FORTH IN BUD AND FRUIT.
HARVEST AWAITS THOSE WHO DO NOT YIELD TO DISCOURAGEMENT AND REMAIN CONSISTENT IN OBEDIENCE AND DILIGENCE.
GRASSHOPPERS OF DISCOURAGEMENT WILL ASSAULT US WHEN WE’RE WEARY. OUR STRENGTH IS DIMINISHED WHEN WE ALLOW OUR MINDS TO ENTERTAIN AND DWELL ON INFORMATION AVAILABLE TO OUR SENSES. WHEN FOCUSED ON THE TURMOIL AND UPHEAVAL OF THE TEMPORAL WE’LL BE OVERWHELMED. IT WILL NOT BRING US STRENGTH, BUT DRAIN US. CONDITIONS AND CIRCUMSTANCES WILL COUNSEL US TO GIVE UP.
MY SEASON OF HARVEST AWAITS ME!
I DON’T ALLOW THE GRASSHOPPER OF DISCOURAGEMENT TO DESTROY ALL I’VE SOWN.
GOD’S PROMISE IS SURE AND BACKED BY HIS CHARACTER.
Psalm 89:8 – “O Lord God Almighty! Where is there anyone as mighty as you, Lord? Faithfulness is your very character.”
1 Corinthians 15:4,6 – “And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures. After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once.”
BEFORE YOU CAN RECEIVE THE FIRE OF THE SPIRIT, YOU MUST WANT IT. PERHAPS THAT IS WHY ONLY 120 APPEARED OUT OF 500 BRETHREN IN THE UPPER ROOM.
Matthew 5:6 – “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.”
“Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find REST IN THE SHADOW of the Almighty.” – Psalm 91:1
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I fear no evil, for You are with me.” – Psalm 23:4
It’s not about death’s shadow. It’s about God Who is OVERSHADOWING us. Wherever we go and whatever we do, God is there. We find protection under His SHADOW.
“You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose THOUGHTS ARE FIXED ON YOU.” – Isaiah 26:3
If we constantly look at how bad a situation is, peace will elude us. If we always wonder. “What are we going to do?” or “How are we going to make it? — fear will grip our hearts.
Peace comes when the eyes of our heart are FIXED ON JESUS – – the Author and Finisher of our faith. No matter what happens in the world, we can live without fear. We can enjoy life for we have been given a spirit of love, power, and a sound mind.
ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY