It's TGIF Friday.. ( Thank God I'm Forgiven Friday),
I love this reminder that Paul and Silas didn't wait until God had delivered them from prison before they began to praise Him... And we shouldn't wait until God delivers us to worship Him...
I have recently experienced this... God has put on my heart to completely trust Him regarding something very very big and difficult. When I put my trust in Him, a weight was released from my shoulders and I was so blessed to walk in peace through a very difficult situation that not only affected me, but it affected alot of people.
I sought God's word and what I know... God is faithful. I focused on His attributes and His word. I knew He would work all things together for good. I knew He would answer and as hard as the answer may have been I would walk it out faithfully in trust and worship,
I can tell you that the impossible became possible and a beautiful answer to prayer resulted. He has sent amazing people to surround me in the process who love the Lord. The key is to stay rooted in Him and walk with Him.
"As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving."
I don't like the word "change" for the most part, but in reality, everything that's growing is changing. we desire growth and change in different areas of our lives. We must be careful, however, to obey God's instruction in Colossians 2 to remain rooted in Christ. As we grow, we should keep the same foundation-the same root beliefs.
You may encounter various changes this year. You may change jobs, change homes, change cities, or even welcome a new member to your family this year. Whatever change or growth is to come, remember that the foundation of truth remains the same.
Root yourself in God's truths and determine to remain grounded in them through any life changes. Root yourself in Bible reading, Scripture memory, church attendance, prayer, witnessing, and other godly activities. As God commands, "As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him." God desires that you would walk with Him no matter what changes you face.
Changes will come this new year. Some will be good, some may be more challenging; but as you stay rooted in Christ and His Word, you can remain faithful through any change you experience.
Whatever you are walking through, praise Him.. He is faithful.
Tap this link and listen to the most beautiful song that reminds us to raise a hallelujah no matter what we’re walking through.￼