Over 400 years separated the final events (Neh. 13:4-30) and the final prophecy (Mal. 1:1-4:6) recorded in the Old Testament. There was no prophetic word from God during this time. Though the voice of God was not heard, He was actively directing the course of events to come.
Most people will not understand being absent from God is being absent from everlasting life.
At one point in my life, I could not hear God. It wasn’t because He wasn’t talking to me, it was because I wasn’t listening. Don’t miss out on the blessing of our Lord Jesus Christ…carefully listen for His directions today!
Forgive us for the times we would not listen to Your directions.
For the good that I will to do, I do not do; but the evil I will not to do, that I practice. (Romans 7:9)
Recently, I received some unpleasant news. I had so many mixed emotions, I did not know what to do. My first fleshy thought was to go out and hurt this certain individual but my inner spirit told me to pray.
It’s amazing how you can have two things going on with you but often the flesh wins. Well, thanks be to God I listened to His small still voice. Because I obeyed, He gave me the strength to pray for that person as well as myself.
Don’t allow your flesh to tell your spirit what to do…rather allow your spirit to have or take total control over everything you say and do!
I long to do right, help me in my struggle.
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid. Psalm 21:1
King David was thanking God for being the light of his life. Even though David made mistakes, he asked God to forgive him so that he would be able to move forward in life. But David’s enemies wanted to kill him.
Your enemy (Satan) likes to see you miserable and wishes you would die without knowing God as your Savor! We have to do what David did…trust in the Lord with all our hearts and lean not to our own understanding. God will make your enemies your footstool. Do you trust Him?
Thank you Father for being my LIGHT and SALVATION, whom shall I fear.