Listening & Obeying: Food For Thought – Daily Devotional Day 40

In Luke 6:46-49, Jesus asks us “Why do you call me ‘Lord’, when you won’t obey me?” and then He goes on to use the analogy of a strong and weak foundation.

Today I think we should just take a step back and analyze ourselves. Are we only the ones who are verbally Christian, in which we only say we love Jesus, but then go out and do evil things? We need to really allow God to put us in check and show us what needs to be changed so that we can fully understand His will for our lives. Once this happens, once God touches us and we have an impact with Him, there is no way we can be unchanged.

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AMEN!!!

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Listening to God: Food For Thought – Daily Devotional Day 39

Today I want to share with you all something really subliminal from the Bible, that many would probably just sort of pass through without paying it any attention, as I have before. In Genesis 6:22 it says “So Noah did everything exactly as God had commanded him.”

This verse is very profound to us being followers, disciples, and listeners of Christ. We see earlier here in this chapter that the Lord commands Noah to build a boat a specific height, length, and width. He gave Noah specific instructions as to what to do and Noah listened.

We see later on in the following chapters, the result of this passage. We see the result and the blessings we receive when listening and obeying the Lord fully and exactly as He has commanded us. We see in chapter 7 and 8 that because Noah listened, his family survived the flood that killed everyone else in the world. We also see that because he listened to God he was able to help animals continue living as well. 

We need to listen to God when He tells us something, regardless of how others may think of us, regardless of what embarrassment we might face, regardless of the denial we may face. None of that even matters anyways. We are all going to die regardless of what we do here on earth, so we might as well do things that will further the Kingdom we will one day enter. Imagine how people around Noah were talking about him for so long, maybe even calling him crazy and that such a flood will never come. He might have seemed crazy to the rest of the population, but because he listened to God, he was blessed and really got closer to God.

Let’s pray that we can continue our process of change. Let’s pray that this change will bring about a new spirit of obedience so that we may do the will of God exactly as He wills for us to do.

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God bless you all! You are truly loved! Pick up your cross and live today for Christ!

AMEN!

Effective Prayer: Food For Thought – Day 38

Many times we find ourselves questioning God because of our prayers. Sometimes we will ask God for things and many times we won’t get a yes, so we just assume that God isn’t answering. Many times we don’t even have faith, we just mumble some jargon and expect God to act upon our requests and we have no faith. We have to understand that when we pray to God He will either say yes, no, or wait. We need to be okay when He says no or wait, after all He holds all life in His hands and He does what He wills. In Matthew 7:7-11, we see this illustration of those who are prayerful, constant, fervent, and faithful in prayer are answered. The Lord wants to bless us and help us, just like any parent would if their child asked for food. A parent wouldn’t feed the child rocks.

Let’s be constant in our prayers. Let’s realize when God is saying yes, no, or wait to us. Let’s be patient with His replies and His answers, because as I said before, there’s a reason He does everything the way He does.

God bless you all. If you would like to get in touch with me 847-322-0518 is my cell. jasondumitru@gmail.com is my email, jasondumitru is my skype. Have a great day!