Daily Word

July 23, 2021 - Ears to Hear/Hearts to Obey

 
Good Morning,

    Psalm 119:122-126; "Please guarantee a blessing for me.  Don't let the arrogant oppress me!  My eyes strain to see your rescue, to see the truth of your promise fulfilled.  I am your servant; deal with me in unfailing love, and teach me your decrees.  Give discernment to me your servant; then I will understand your laws.  Lord, it is time for you to act, for these evil people have violated your instructions."
    For a moment meditate on the underlined portions of the scriptures.  Please guarantee a blessing for me.  My eyes strain to see your rescue, to see the truth of your promise fulfilled.  Give discernment to me, your servant.  Lord, it is time for you to act.
    How many times have we thought it, or said it to God in the past year of this great transition period?  "Lord it is time for you to act."  In Ecclesiastes 3:1, God tells us, "For everything, there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven."  Then He goes on to explain His process a little better for us.  Verse 11 of chapter 3 says, "He has made everything beautiful in (its) or (His) time."  Either way, it is worth us meditating on, wherever you are right now, whatever you are facing, God is going to make everything beautiful in the right time.  Whether it is His timing or the correct timing for whatever you may be facing now.  God will make it turn out beautiful.  As we transition, we need to remind ourselves that our God knows how and when to turn it to beauty.  He's doing it even now!
    The next underlined verse says, "Give discernment to me your servant."  Discernment means understanding, to distinguish and mark separate mentally; to consider and to be cunning; to direct and perceive what it is gathered; to look well to and to diligently know; to view and deal wisely in affairs; to detect or discover with other senses than eyesight; to differentiate.  We need to be able to know the times and the seasons that we are in.  In order to walk out the plan of God, no matter what is going on around us.  Father God has already told us that everything we see that is crooked or out of line with His plan, that He will turn around for our good and straighten them out.  If we remain faithful to His Word, we will come out stronger than we were going into this period of change.  Our change will be good!  Let's exercise our discernment by using our spirit eyes and trust that our Father has already made a safe haven for His own.  This is where we walk by faith and not by sight.  Where we look not at the things that are seen, but at the things which are not seen.  This is our true discernment, walking in the authority of God's Word. (II Corin. 4:18; II Corin. 5:7)
    The next underlined verse says, "My eyes strain to see your rescue, to see the truth of your promise fulfilled."  That is just what we should be doing since we know that God watches over His Word to perform it and that His promises are yea and Amen.  Our necks should be stretched out in anticipation of what our God is going to do.  Just how great is His deliverance going to be!!  He loves to deliver those who put their trust in Him.  We have sent out our S.O.S.'s in the Spirit; through prayer and intercession, confessing His promises, and by worshiping His name.  Our rescue is already here, let's strain, stretch to discern, and know that it is.  Rescue and deliverer carry the same meaning.  Our Deliverer has come to refresh, recover, restore, relieve, and render His promises to the believer.
    Finally, it says, "Guarantee me a blessing." God has guaranteed us a blessing, by His Word.  Blessings to those that obey His Word.  Duet. 28:1; "If you will listen diligently to the voice of the Lord your God, being watchful to do all His commandments, which I command you this day, the Lord your God will set you on high above all the nations of the earth.  And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you if you heed the voice of the Lord your God."  Let's not lose sight of this, that we are people that love God's Word, all of it.  Stay in your authority, by staying with God's promises.  Prov. 28:20, reminds us; "A faithful man shall abound with blessings, but he who makes haste to be rich [at any cost], shall not go unpunished."  The one with clean hands and a pure heart shall receive the blessings of the Lord. (Psalm 24:4-5) Let's keep our anticipation high, our deliverer has come.  He is trustworthy!
 
Love,
 
Pastor D.

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