God’s Construction Crew
by Joyce Meyer – posted August 03, 2017
We know that we have passed over out of death into Life by the fact that we love the brethren (our fellow Christians). He who does not love abides (remains, is held and kept continually) in [spiritual death]…
– 1 John 3:14
Life in this verse is the life of God, or “life as God has it.” I don’t want to be one of what I call “the walking dead”—someone who lives and breathes, but never truly lives as God desires. Loving others is the only way to keep the God kind of life flowing through you. It has been given to us as a gift; it’s in us, but we need to release it to others through words and actions. Left dormant, it will stagnate like a pool of water with no outlet.
Are you a part of God’s construction crew, or part of Satan’s destruc¬tion crew? Do you build people up with your words and action, or tear them down? Do you strengthen or weaken them? If you ask these ques¬tions and get the wrong answers, it is easy to fix. Just simply begin today by making a plan to be a blessing to others. Use your words, facial expressions, and voice tones to lift up others. Smile at people; it will be a sign of approval to them. Live to put smiles on others’ faces, and you will always have a smile on yours.
Love Others Today: Look for the needs around you and let God use you to meet those needs. Make sure you’re part of God’s construction crew!
17.He reached down from heaven. He took hold of me.
He lifted me out of deep waters.
18. He saved me from my powerful enemies.
He set me free from those who were too strong for me.
19.They stood up to me when I was in trouble.
But the Lord helped me.
20. He brought me out into a wide and safe place.
He saved me because he was pleased with me.
-2 Samuel 22:17-20
God sees our troubles and will never leave us. He will help us through every difficult time. Just as He delighted in David, He will also delight in us. We can rest knowing that God is in complete control and is already working things out for us.
–God delights in saving his children
How do you react when someone disobeying you?
In the passage we read about Adam and Eve disobeying God by eating from the tree of good and evil. He knew they would disobey Him, and yet He responded by calling out to them and giving them a chance to confess what they had done. God sent His only son to die on the cross for our sins. He has also given us a chance to repent and be free from our sins. Just as He called to Adam and Eve, He has called us. God is a forgiving God. He does not hold anything against us and wants for us to be free from condemnation.
-Gods love for us is revealed through Jesus (James Banks)
Teach me, Lord, the way to your decrees, that I may follow it to the end.
Consistency is the secret and persistence is the key ingredient to learning the word. Spend quality time in the word each day. As the Holy Spirit teaches us, God’s Word moves from our minds to our hearts. (David McCasland)
You hypocrite, first get the beam of timber out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the tiny particle out of your brother’s eye.
We first need to work on changing ourselves, before we can help others. Do not look at others and judge them for who they are. Rather, embrace others with open hearts and not make known their flaws.
Make a decision not to look at—or for—flaws. We all have them! But you don’t have to focus on them. -Joyce Meyer
What overwhelms you? (What do you do when God says NO?)
I am overwhelmed by a lot of things but a main overwhelming thought for me is what God can do in my life. There is some fear keeping me from surrendering completely. Maybe its because I know I will encounter difficult times and experiences, or what God might ask me to do. Whatever it is, I find myself struggling to surrender. I believe this incredible message from Bishop TD Jakes is something we all need to hear. Please listen!
Please feel free to answer.