31st July 2014
QT – Quiet Time, Time!
Mathew 4: 8-9
8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
The devil is very sneaky, he’s a liar and a complete smart-ass. He knows exactly what to offer to entrap you in his snare. All this is clear, all that glitters is not gold. But sometimes its so easy to submit to the charms of the devil because it poses as the easy way out. The devil can come through all kind of ways, a friend, a job… what you want could be laying right in front of you in perfect glory, easily delivered to your front door. Its not that being a Christian means you cant get things the easy way ;that would be unreasonable and there are many scriptures that show offer us promises of wealth. What I think is important to remember is who you glorify when these good things come to you
‘you shall worship the lord your God and only him shall you serve”
This great gift that’s shimmering in glitter and gold, is it really from God?. Be genuine with yourself, is it really from God?. Satan seeks glory, its one of the reasons he fell, he wanted glory for himself and will do all things to get this glory. In all things Glorify the lord your God. Set your eyes on God, he is faithful. Think of it this way, the devil gives gifts but it is tainted. God, his promises are true, unstained and genuine. He is not a man that he should lie and he will remain faithful forever more.
One way to make sure that you receive all of Gods promises is to dwell In his presence. Make his heart your home
He who dwells in the secret place of the most high shall abide under the shadow of the almighty
I don’t need to explain all the good things that comes with abiding under the shadow of the almighty. in fact its too much to mention. Just think of it as a bird finding shelter under its mothers wings. There is food, there is safety. There is everything that you can possibly ever need.
Secret – the importance of secret. I was speaking to a friend the other day and we were speaking about the many masks that you can wear in public. Of course you can wear many masks in public but only your fellowship with the lord in secret will matter. You can purchase many masks but in the end your true face is what you will be judged by.
Overall I think this just points out the fact that if God is for us who can stand against us? Because he has set his love upon me’ i will trample on serpents and surely overcome. Set your eyes on the promises of God, worshiping him in spirit and in truth and it shall surely be well with you. Amen
i love this song, fitted perfectly with my mindset today
‘there is no other, God my father. I am not alone, your heart is my home'<3