By Bobby Smith, 2015-01-26
Psalms 30:5 ... for his anger endureth but a moment ; in his favour is life:
The caricature I chose to put in this blog message is not unusual. Millions of people have buried lost loved one's and will continue to do so , until the end of time as we know it. My wife and I have sat down and tasted the bitter tears of losing a child our selves. The first reaction of such a loss is Why ? If one is a believer in Christianity as I am , "automatically" I want to know , "what have I done" that such a thing should come upon my family. When one is senior in years , one can expect it sometime , but when some one is young , it hit's you in a most traumatic way. Thank God through prayer and time , we were able to deal with it . One of Satan's biggest weapons that he constantly pulls out of his arsenal , is the question : " is God mad at me "? When we pray , and seek the Lord for thing's that seem to fall on a deaf ear , that is where Satan goes to embark his attack. The word declares , that he is the accuser of the brethren. Revelation 12:10 .. for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night . Folk's , If God was mad at us it wouldn't even make sense , if we gave it any thought at all. After all, "he is God" , and he certainly has more to do than get mad at us pitiful human's. We would make a poor match in a fight with him, wouldn't we ? The word say's we are already under his wrath if we are living in willful sin. Once we have become believers in the plan of salvation , we are no longer , or ever shall be under his wrath . "And" to ice the cake , Jesus came and took all the wrath against sin upon himself. When God corrects his children , it is done "exclusively in love , and for the well being of whom ever it may be. Never is it done in destruction. When issues arise that cause "questions" that can not be answered , we must "walk it out by faith" until the answer comes , and they will come. Proverbs 23:18 .. For surley there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off ...
KJV Friend , God is not mad at us !
By Bobby Smith, 2013-11-07
Proverbs 21:20 There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise: but a foolish man spendeth it up.
That verse is full of revelation. It speaks of people anointed by the Holy Spirit with great ideas [ treasure to be desired ] and oil [ life in their ideas ] but usually they spend it up on wrong decisions out of the will of God , and end up empty handed. I don't know how many times I have gotten close to something great God was doing and blew it , because of a bad move. [ Spent it up as it were ] We have a propensity to do that in our growing stages , but there comes a time when it must stop, or life will pass us by and we will miss what God is doing in our lives! The next time you sense your faith is built up, watch how you spend it . Go forth in victory. God bless !
By Bobby Smith, 2013-11-10
Psalms 1:3….and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper KJV
I wanted to comment on this part of the scripture today. Perhaps we can see something we haven’t really thought about before or at least a reminder. Assuming you are a believer in the word , have you ever coasted along in life and perhaps got sidetracked and noticed that things were going wrong that shouldn’t be ? Yes, we believers, believe that Satan attacks us and he does, but I am talking about another train of thought. The Lord has said if we are living according to Psalms 1: 1,2,3 that Whatsoever we do shall prosper. We tend to think of the good only , but possibly we are slipping back from what “we know we should do” but we are not doing it and it could be prospering , and once that ball starts rolling , it can accumulate fast ! Keeping that Whatsoever in mind ! Next time things that are prospering in your life that shouldn’t be , take a look at it. It may not be an attack from the Enemy at all, but rather an area that we need to fix in our life.
God Bless you on your journey
By Bobby Smith, 2013-11-20
2 Samuel 15:6.......So Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel........
We live in a society today, that living in denial is becoming more and more prominent.
Denial of what ? The truth about certain issues that arise in our life. Some how we as humans think by ignoring a situation , or by calling it something other than what it is, is going to make it go away. In some cases we know its going to come back and bite us and still we prolong it. The word of God in 2 Samuel tells about King David's son Absalom plotting a conspiracy to over throw him, and take his Kingship position. In Chapter 15:14 David said:...for we shall not escape Absalom.... What he was doing in reality, was going into denial. David and his men were mighty warriors. The best in the world at that time. There's no way Absalom and his men could possibly beat David in war. David was in a terrible dilemma. He loved his son and did not want harm to come to him , so he went into his denial mode and ran , so as to not be faced with having to kill him. As the story ends, we find that a man named Joab killed Absalom. If David would of kept on top of things concerning his son , perhaps this would never have happened. Only God knows.
Some things that fester in our own lives can be ignored for so long and then it must be dealt with or possibly face dire consequences. I have seen this in the business world many times. If you bring up negative issues , unless there's no possible way around it, you will soon lose their favor and possibly even your job. The whole world seems to be moving in a negative direction calling it positive , but their really in denial of the real truth which is centered around the soon return of Christ Jesus our Lord. Someday all shall be corrected. Keep yourselves in the truth !
By Bobby Smith, 2013-11-20
Romans 8:28 .... all things work together for good to them that love God ......
To tell someone God fixes broken lives is all Well and good , but what if it's your life that's broken ? It's a very serious issue that needs not only answer's , but practical answers you can sink your teeth into.
If you are a believer in Christianity , it can make it easier , but not necessarily better. First and foremost , you must , I repeat "must" believe that God is in total control of all happening's on this planet , and that he has a plan for your life. If one cannot get beyond that , all the rest of their life will be lived out in hit and miss , resulting in confusion , no matter how much teaching or counseling they receive.
Realistically speaking , the catalyst of life , revolves around breaking and mending. No difference how low one has sunk in this life , God has a way of incorporating the broken pieces of a life
into his wonderful plan . The negative part of brokenness is that it blinds you for a season. Any answer given during that season cannot be utilized until the grieving is over. As one develops their trust in the fact , that God truly is in control and does have a plan for their life , they will start seeing him at work.
See God in everything and you can make it through anything !
God bless you on your journey !
By Bobby Smith, 2013-11-24
Psalms 137 :4 How shall we sing the Lord's song in a strange land ?
If your a singer or musician , you can really relate to this , but it applies to any thing that relates to being out of your element . It was in the time that Israel was taken captive by the Babylonians, and they wanted them to sing songs of Zion. In other words , they were saying , hey church people , "sing them songs" to us that we heard about .
Have you ever tried singing or playing music when everything seems to be coming apart in your life ? This is what they were facing. How can you sing about victory , when your in bondage ? Their singing only reminded them of happier times , when they were not backslidden from their God. They were so depressed they hung their harps in the willow trees , as it were. God originally intended music to be for his Glory, and a time of celebration. Being in bondage or captivity certainly doesn't make one want to celebrate does it ? What ever the case may be , if we are in a situation where we do not belong , we are out of our element , and thing's are not going to be effective for our well being .
Has your song lost its joy ? Perhaps your singing it in a strange land. Return home and your joy will return .
God bless you on your journey !
By Bobby Smith, 2013-11-29
3 John 3:2 I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers.
Success is many thing's to different folk's , but for most , it speaks of financial freedom.
I have always been intrigued by the myriad of books written on prosperity or the "blessing"
such as it is , in a Christian perspective. We are usually given steps. 5 steps to success , 4 steps to a better life and so on. They usually end up steps to nowhere. I have read more books than I can count. I love to read. They have value and one can learn much , But at the end of the day , most of us are still found lacking .
One guy told me the more he worked , the luckier he got. That's one way to look at it I guess. We generally put our hopes in what the speaker is saying , and it keeps us coming back , but they are usually the ones getting wealthy from it. We finally conclude we are in this alone, and it must be worked out alone.
Seeking wisdom can wear you out, unless you use wisdom while seeking it . Bottom line : We must each seek Gods will
for our individual lives . His plan is uniquely different for each of us. What worked for Johnny, probably will not work for us. All folks cannot be rich and all cannot be poor , but what we all can be , is at peace and contentment with who we are , and where we are going. It revolves around one person, Jesus Christ ! As the old saying goes , wise men still seek him ! He has planned your life right down to the dollar . Go forth and prosper in your relationship with him, and everything else will fall in place.
God bless you on your journey !