Once again, God has given us clear direction on instruction. . . . and what to expect if we are stubborn and do not accept that instruction! God has given us His Spirit who will lead, guide and direct us IF we are willing to accept that direction. My prayer is that God will make me teachable, for if I am not, then my chances of learning what it is that God wants me to learn becomes thwarted because of my lack of desire to change! God also clearly warns us not to be stubborn like the mule or the horse that have no understanding and must be guided by the bit. . . .which to me says that it is not in a way that is pleasant! These verses also tell us that the wicked will have many sorrows. . . . now, I know that we Christians have sorrows as well, but the difference is that we have the grace and the peace of the Heavenly Father as it says,"mercy shall surround him"! God truly loves His children and desires for His children to learn and live lives that are full and prosperous in Him! Now our version of prosperous and His version of prosperous are not always the same. . . . that is where learning from His Word and His Spirit come in! He longs to give us the desires of our heart, yet the desires of our hearts should be the perfect will of God! We must be willing to learn that we might learn the mind and will of God. . . . . can you imagine? Can You imagine the relm we could operate in and the total peace in Him we would have if we only could grasp this concept instead of the worldly, fleshly concepts we tend to operate in? We wonder why we don't live lives that are described to us in the bible, and yet we don't really take into account that those who had the closest relationship with the Father, actually lived lives that would terrify us in a fleshly way! Yet . . . . they had total peace. . . .total faith. . . . total communion with Jesus and our Father! Wow. . . . to be honest with you. . . . . I don't know if I could mentally picture this! My prayer is that God will teach me. . . . teach my friends and family. . . . and transform us all into the likeness of Him!
~Father God, I thank You and I praise You for Your Word and for Your Spirit! I pray Father that You help me be teachable that I may be a living example of Your love and compassion. . . . and live a life that is Christlike! I thank You for loving us so much that You sent Your Son to die for my sin that I may live with You forever in Paradise! I thank You for the many blessings You have given me and for the desire You have given me to seek Your face and Your will for my life! I thank You and praise You in the precious name of Jesus. . . . . . amen!~