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Experience

Philippians 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

What experience has taught me is that I need Jesus every hour of every day. Alone I am beggarly, weak and sorrowful. Even when I am with Him if I should turn my eye even for a second to look upon what I want, I am filled with shame for just looking away. We are human and at the core of our humanity is neediness. I am a needy man.

2 Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:

Having sufficiency in things is for the abounding good work. Christ is my sufficiency for that purpose but I am still a needy human. I want more of the only thing I truly need.

Luke 10:41-42 And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

The more I try to be like Mary, the more I see the Martha in myself, careful but troubled.

His Will

Psalm 121:3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.

Do you ever get the feeling that you are not getting anywhere?

If you are in God’s will He will not allow any outside force to move you from His will. That doesn’t mean you cannot choose to walk outside His will but why would you?

Psalm 121:7 The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.

Being in His will has a preservation promise. The sign for understanding the boundaries of His will are not marked on map. They are measured in the peace of God.

Isaiah 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

As you begin to approach the boundaries of God’s will you will start losing that perfect peace. Some might want to call this a good conscience but I do not. The good conscience is meant to keep you from sinning and stays with you even if you are not in God’s will at the moment.

Those of you that have been in a healthy loving relationship with your spouse might understand this better. You can sense when things are not right with your spouse even though words have not been exchange. It is in the loving relationship that peace is kept and guarded.

This is why it is all important to nurture and protect your loving relationship with God. If you feel that perfect peace has shifted, know it was not God nor the enemy that caused it, but you by yourself.