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It's plain and simple..How can we miss it.

Scriptural Readings: III John 1:11

Wonderful things happen everyday. The sad thing is that we completely missed out all these things because we are too busy on things we do. One reason that we should appreciate these things around us is that God is telling us something. We could be serious with our relationship with God but sometimes we miss the whole point what God is telling us because we have something else besides God’s will. God communicates with us in many ways and that is why we should be having a prayerful life.

We always need guidance. Just as we know that our children need our guidance and so does our Father in Heaven to us.

John 10:27
My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.

Even if we do the best we can in our spiritual lives we still end up lost and struggling for the truth.

III John 1:11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.

The reason that sometimes we are lost is that we succumb to our evil desires. The instruction is plain and simple. We have to follow that which is good. The whole year through is filled up with things that would entice or attract us to do evil things. We all know that we are always attracted and enticed with evil desires and if this thing happened, we lose the voice that is guiding us. Again the passage tells us that we have the knowledge and we know exactly by heart that which is evil and these things which are of evil in nature is the exact opposite of that which is good and he that do good things is of God.

So in other words, if we follow that which is evil, we have not seen God and this also means that we are at a lost and to follow that which is good is of God. Plain and simple.

Our God is a loving God. Our Father in Heaven loves to bless us. Jesus our Lord and savior is always there on the right hand of our Father for us and the Holy Spirit never let us down and comforts us always. It is plain and simple, it is impossible to miss a simple and plain instruction…. to follow that which is good. How can we miss it.

It has to be Your way…not mine.

Scriptural Readings: Matthew 6:10; Matthew 18:18-19

Are we doing the right things? Are we in total control of our lives? Are we totally, perfectly on top of the things that we currently doing?There are many things how we can check things. The question is… Is it God’s will?

Beautiful landscape
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as [it is] in heaven.

It all starts with our ideas. Right? When we start our day we plan everything. We do not want things unorganized. There is nothing wrong with it. As a matter of fact, it has to be this way otherwise there will be a lot of difficulties for us.

When God created us, He has things for us to do. It wasn’t difficult though for us to do because He was there. The important thing here to see is the relationship. The primary reason that we were created is because God wants to have children. That’s us!

Peter and his brother Andrew were doing their job of earning for a living as fishermen when the Lord Jesus asked them to join Him. In the same manner, James and his brother John were also busy taking care of their everyday manner of earning for a living tending their nets when Jesus called them and they even left their dad!

Matthew was also working sitting in a collectors booth collecting tax, doing his daily routine when Jesus called him,

The apostle Paul was on his way to persecute a lot of Christians. One thing for sure is that he has plan for this. He was organized in his mind, in his work. On that particular day he met Jesus.

There is one thing in common about these people. Their attention is fully focused on what they are doing. Now, sometimes God is taking our attention(most of the time we ignore it). We are too much focused on what we are doing that we forget that God has also something for us to do.

Matthew 6:10

v. 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as [it is] in heaven.

Why did Jesus tell us that it should be the Father’s will be done? What happened to our volition? Aren’t we allow to choose the things we would like to do? The truth is, our volition doesn’t have anything to do with this. God’s will is always for our own good and this is why Jesus is saying “Thy will be done in earth, as [it is] in heaven”.

Matthew 18:18-19

v. 18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

v. 19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.

The thing that we are missing is that we are having our own way and not His way. We are too(over)serious on the things that we want(we do not want to be disturbed) Him to do for us but we do not know that He has a lot of better things for us.

God wants to know first His will. Jesus asked His disciples to join Him during the time they were busy with their everyday tasks. It has to be done this way, God’s way. Jesus has to take their attention away from what keep them busy. The same it has to happen today. For us to know God’s will, we have to have a time solely for Him.

It has to be God’s way first before ours. It might be inconvenient for us sometimes but then again if it is God’s will, it is always for our own good. This is why when we pray we have to agree that it has to be His way, His will, then and only then that it will be granted.

Father in heaven, it can never happen that our ways will be perfect. It has to be Your way. The way we live our lives can only result to a lot of miseries no matter hard we try. It should not be our way. Thank you for giving your Son Jesus, our only way to You. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

Knock..Knock….Who is there?

Scriptural Readings.  Exodus 20:2; 2 Corinthians 6:18; Luke 11:11-13; Luke 11: 9

“Knock..Knock….Who is there?” This is an old joke that most of us probably already had known which starts with “Knock..Knock..Who’s there?”. When it comes to making us laugh, most of us are more attentive and more serious to it. Talk shows, comedy films and stand up comedy on bars are only few that one can catch up with the latest jokes. But what if you have been having a lot of things to settle to yourself like financial problems, domestic problems? Do you think you need a little bit of sense of humor or do you think this is the time that we knock and knock to our God? Right?

While many are arguing about how do we call our God(Jesus said simply our Father) we should be more importantly and be well sensible of our relationship with our God. Jesus taught us that if we pray, we have to address our prayer to our Heavenly Father. If He is our Father then we are His children. What does it mean? It means that we came from Him! Do we fully understand what this means? Have we seen and fully comprehended what it is to be His children? Is this relationship entirely different from our earthly father? Surely, we will be bogged down by problems and as Christians we should be more definite that we should come to the throne of grace of our God. Our spirits should be in depth in all undertakings with what God has to say.

Exodus 20:2

I [am] the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

Obviously, it tells us that we should acknowledge Him as our God but in this modern world, one might argue that it does not matter anymore if He has taken us out from Egypt. Jesus has already freed us. That is true, one thing though that we might have missed is the power that He has shown. This is the same power that He has entrusted to us His children through His Son our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We have the same power to be freed from any bondage!

2 Corinthians 6:18

And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

Luke 11:11-13

verse 11 If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if [he ask] a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?

verse 12 Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?

verse 13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall [your] heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

With this established and accepted relationship with our Heavenly Father through our Lord Jesus Christ, where do we stand? Now here comes the perfect part. Here is what Jesus promised.

Luke 11: 9

verse 9 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

As children of God, we now know that the door of heaven will be opened for us. We have a loving Father. A Father who will provide and give us all the things we need, be it physical or spiritual through His Son Jesus Christ.

If you will knock and knock.. I [am] the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.