I don't know about you but when I read the hard parts of the bible sometimes my mind wonders and I don't really retain the information. In this video I show you how I get through the hard parts of the bible.
Today when I was reading in the book of Psalms, I came across the 26th psalm. It really spoke to me and made me think of how I need to pray as David did in this psalm.
"Vindicate me, O Lord, for I have walked in my integrity, and I have trusted in the Lord without wavering. Prove me, O Lord, and try me; test my heart and my mind. For your steadfast love is before my eyes, and I walk in your faithfulness. I do not sit with men of falsehood, nor do I consort with hypocrites. I hate the assembly of evildoers, and I will not sit with the wicked. I wash my hands in innocence and go around your altar, O Lord, proclaiming thanksgiving aloud, and telling all your wondrous deeds. O Lord, I love the habitation of your house and the place where your glory dwells. Do not sweep my soul away with sinners, nor my life with bloodthirsty men, in whose hands are evil devices, and whose right hands are full of bribes. But as for me, I shall walk in my integrity; redeem me, and be gracious to me. My foot stands on level ground; in the great assembly I will bless the Lord." Psalms 26:1-12
All this psalm touched me and made me think of how I need to constantly have the Lord search my heart and my mind. I need him purging me of any ungodliness. It is really heard for me to do because I know I have a lot I need to work on. I need the Lord to rid me of so much. I know he has already purged me from some ungodliness but there is more that needs to be done. It won’t be easy, but I know if I trust in him, he will walk me through it. “O Lord, I love the habitation of your house and the place where your glory dwells.” This reminds me of when I am in my prayer closet and seeking the Lord’s face. I need to seek his face more. “My foot stands on level ground; in the great assembly I will bless the Lord.” If we are seeking him and living by his word being doers of the word and not just hearers only our feet will stand on that level ground because that level ground is our foundation.
I hope this has got you as excited as it has me. The psalms have a lot of life lessons and praises. If you haven’t read them, I would really encourage you to do so. It makes me want to run to my prayer closet and have my own special time with my Lord and Savior. May God bless you.
I was reading in Hebrews today. These verses really convicted me.
'There is much more we would like to say about this, but it is difficult to explain, especially since you are spiritually dull and don’t seem to listen. You have been believers so long now that you ought to be teaching others. Instead, you need someone to teach you again the basic things about God’s word. You are like babies who need milk and cannot eat solid food. For someone who lives on milk is still an infant and doesn’t know how to do what is right. Solid food is for those who are mature, who through training have the skill to recognize the difference between right and wrong.'
Hebrews 5:11-14 NLT
How many of us are still on the milk? Many people have been "Christians" their whole life and still don't know what the "word," says. I was one of them. I knew God or at least thought I did. I was on the milk almost 20 years because I NEVER read the bible. A few years ago I wanted to really pick up my cross and follow Jesus. It wasn't until I decided to pick up my cross that I actually started to grow. It wasn't until I started reading the Bible, Praying, Living for Christ that I really started to understand.
We won't grow until we start taking steps. If you are in a Slump if you are in a Rut, the best way to get out of that Rut is to move! If you don't move you won't ever get the momentum to get out of it. You will just sit there and stay there. We hold our self back, by getting lazy and comfortable.
If we look at it in this perspective for a minute. If we sat on the couch day after day not wanting to get off the couch what would happen? Nothing! Except our house would get dirty. Dishes would pile up, dirt would be on the floors, the laundry would pile up. If only we would get up do the dishes, sweep the floor, and do our laundry our house would be clean. It is work but it teaches us responsibility. It is similar to being a Christian, we need to work. I am not meaning we must work to be saved I am meaning to grow to mature to have growth spiritually.
This was what was on my heart today.
God Bless you all <3