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Beyond The Word of The LORD
Because I am God’s, I cannot do my own thing, nor can I live however I want.
Because I am subjected and submitted to The Lordship of Jesus Christ, I must through obedience follow and do whatever the Person of The Holy Spirit bids me to.
As humans, we tend to have our personal beliefs, opinions and perceptions of people based on personal experiences and other various reasons, which is not always wrong, since we are entitled to having our own opinions.
However, what we believe or hold to, be it good or bad, should never override the views and opinion of The Holy Spirit.
Personally, when it comes to God and the things of God, I do not play games. I am a non compromiser and I do not enable wrong doings regardless of who and what.
Let me just say: sin is sin, in spite of who or what is being done.
Their is no little or big sin. God does not support nor does He excuse any man from sinning, because sin will ultimately separate us from God.
Whatever situation or circumstances we find ourselves, it is the Grace of God that is keeping us all, not our goodness or how much we have worked — it is the Grace of Almighty God only.
For whatever reason, there are times when God may not judge or be swift on His judgement concerning a person or a people, because He knows the thoughts He Thinks towards us (Jeremiah 29:11).
God does not judge us based on our actions. God Judges us based on our motives or reasons.
The thing is, your motives can be wrong and your actions right, and your actions can be wrong but your motives right.
Man looks at the outward appearance, but God looks at the heart (1 Samuel 16:7).
This is one of the many reasons why we sometimes get in trouble with God, because we want to say what God is not saying and do what God is not doing.
Did you know God operates in seasons and patterns?
A rebuke and a right Word given in the wrong season can actually determine how and if that Word is received or responded to.
This is the reason we must be led by The Holy Spirit and do only what we see The LORD doing.
Jesus said, “I do whatever I see My Father doing….” (John 5:19) Balak wanted the children of Israel cursed but God had declared them blessed which led to Balaam’s decision of not going beyond The Word of The LORD to do less or more.
Why? Because he knew what obedience to God meant (Numbers 22:18).
God understands we are humans and He knows what we may want in a season, may not necessarily be what we need in another.
Sometimes people genuinely mess up. We make mistakes and we may find that even when God forgives and releases us people condemns us.
I cannot explain and I will not dare try to explain as if I know everything — but, I know that while God is a God of judgment, I also know Him to be a God of Justice and Mercy.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says The LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11.
“But The LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For The LORD does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but The LORD looks at the heart.”” 1 Samuel 16:7.
“Then Jesus answered and said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner.” John 5:19.
“Then Balaam answered and said to the servants of Balak, “Though Balak were to give me his house full of silver and gold, I could not go beyond The Word of The LORD my God, to do less or more.”” Numbers 22:18.
Are You Done Complaining to God?
Refuse to be so pulled in or distracted by the enemy and what the enemy is seeking to do that you lose focus of what you need to do and should be doing…
I get it. I know the blows can be debilitating, but think about how much time you are wasting focusing on what God has already given you victory over!
I mean, nothing is wrong with your honesty with God. In fact you need to be.
However, after you are done complaining to God. After you are done crying… be very sure that you are working and improving.
~ Shelly-Ann Powell
Shelly-Ann Powell is a woman after God’s heart, founder and director of the Impact Nations For Christ organization whose mission is to empower, strengthen and point humanity to the Savior Jesus Christ.