Do You Need a “Quick Work” from God?

Do You Need a “Quick Work” from God?

“For the Lord will execute His Word on the earth, thoroughly and quickly.”  (Rom 9:28 NASB – emphasis added) – The Lord promises in this verse to swiftly fulfill His Word fully and in detail!  Hallelujah!

And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.  (Rom 8:27 NIV) – The Holy Spirit intercedes for us in accordance with God’s will—which is the same as God’s Word.

But those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.  (Ps 34:10b) – The Lord promises that we will not want for any GOOD thing, as long as we continue to seek Him.

For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord will give grace and glory; no good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.  (Ps 84:11) – This is another verse of Scripture that says we, because we walk uprightly in Jesus, will not want for ANY good thing.  Put your faith in Him and in His Word.

With men this is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.  (Mk 10:27 – see also Mt 19:26) – All things are possible with God.  The word “all” can be defined this way:  “used to refer to the whole quantity or extent of a particular group or thing.”  I believe that the word “all” as it is used here can only be limited by the limits that we place upon God, Himself! 

And Jesus said to him, “’If you can?’  All things are possible to him [her] who believes.”  (Mk 9:23 NASB – parenthesized word added) – God has given to each of His children the gift of faith (Eph 2:8), which makes all things possible to each one of us who believe in Jesus Christ.

And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.  If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.  (Joh 14:13-14)  Jesus promises to do WHATEVER we may ask in His name.

(Other Scripture verses to stand upon in faith:  1 Cor 1:20; Eph 1:3; 1 John 5:14-15; Ps 68:19; Pro 10:22; 13:22; & 28:25b.)

Remember that God loves you unconditionally, and that He is your Savior, Redeemer, and Deliverer.  He is committed to you; He is your supernatural Ally!  He is your friend who sticks closer than a brother (Pro 18:24), and He is a very present help in the time of trouble. (Ps 46:1)  He is your Provider (Gen 22:8; 14), and the Mighty God (Isa 9:6).

 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.”  (Rom 10:11)

Trust Him with all of your heart.  Don’t rely upon your own understanding, your composure, your refinement, or your worldly wisdom!  Put all of your hope and trust in God’s Word and in Jesus Christ, and you will never be put to shame.  You will be rewarded by the Lord.

Spend Time with Your Family & Loved Ones

Spend Time with Your Family & Loved Ones

Remember how short my time is . . . (Ps 89:47)

But this I say, brethren, the time is short . . . (1 Cor 7:29)

. . . redeeming the time, because the days are evil.  (Eph 5:16)

Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time.  (Col 4:5)

We must “redeem our time” according to these Scriptures.  What does this mean?  I believe it means that time is a gift given to each one of us by God, and that He wants us to use it wisely and responsibly.  We must rescue our time from barreness, and improve it for important purposes.  We must seize opportunities as they arise!  Opportunities to do good; to bless our spouses and children, and to spread the Good News of Jesus. 

I’m what’s called a “senior citizen,” and I can testify that decades pass very, very quickly.  You can hardly believe that it has all been spent so rapidly!  When people are on their deathbeds, they may think of the hours and the years that they misspent, and repent of it heartily. 

So no matter how old you are—life isn’t over until it’s over!  Value your time as the precious gift it is, and spend it with those whom you love.  Don’t make the common mistake of getting so busy with life and your unremitting responsibilities that you ignore your spouse, children, and relatives.  Don’t neglect your relatives and closest friends, either! 

You can’t retrieve the time that you’ve missed with your loved ones, and you may unintentionally hurt them by placing all of your attention and energies elsewhere.  So consider this a wake-up call.  It’s time to repent and to turn in the opposite direction.

Reassess your life and your priorities.  Determine today to share your time and yourself (your most precious gifts) with your spouse and children.  Play with your kids; talk to your spouse; share meals with your family.  Play games together, and plan vacations together.  Spend simple time together, and remember to let your family know—in clear words—how very much you love them and love to spend time with them. 

When you’ve done a lot of that, remember to make room to include your close friends into your family events and gatherings.  In this way, everyone will be able to connect, create memories, and to be blessed.