Illiteracy is an awful thing. It prevents people from healthy development. In a way, they can’t be blamed for their failure to understand, since this weakness imprisons them. Sometimes their environment prevents them from learning and sometimes they’ve simply made that choice.
What about the spiritually illiterate—that is, those who don’t have a clue about God and His ways? When we are talking with people we need to realize that they may not be able to grasp what we’re sharing. So we need to be compassionate and patient as God reveals that first glimmer of hope through us. We must realize that while some have chosen spiritual illiteracy, others may not even have been exposed to the truth.
Our job is to speak God’s truth. And realizing that people may lack the ability to understand will help us to share His truth in love, rather than standing in judgment over them.
You are My beloved whom I have chosen. Do not fear, for I am with you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you. I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. Listen to Me and gain strength. Believe Me and do not lose heart. Trust Me and and walk in faith. I have you and you will not be overcome. I am your Protector and your Rock. Do not lose hope. Isaiah 41:9-10
O My child, why do you long for the things of this world? Why do you place your hope in the comforts this world offers? Don’t you realize only I can satisfy your thirsty soul? I long to fill you My child. I long to bring that deep satisfaction that you crave. But I will never force it on you. You must desire it with your whole heart. I am a jealous God. I want all of you. Then and only then can you experience complete fulfillment.
Beloved, trust Me today. There are no assurances of tomorrow. Live today like it is your last day. Love freely, give generously, encourage, build up and edify others. Life is too short to worry about tomorrow. Matthew 6:34
Beloved, do not let your heart be troubled, trust in Me. Give over your thoughts, your desires, your plans and I will turn you toward your destiny. I will fulfill everything I have in mind for you as you continue to abide in Me. Allow Me to live through you. Know that My ways are so much higher than yours. My love for you is endless. My plans for you are good. Seek Me and I will show you the way.
I delight in you My child. I delight in you. You need not worry or fret, just rest in My arms and do not be moved. This is only a season. A moment in time that will soon pass. Give Me all your cares and burdens. Rest in My loving arms. Cast off all fear and trust that I will exalt you. You are Mine and I will fulfill your desires. 1 Peter 5:6-7 James 4:10 Psalm 145.19
We all exercise faith as we go about our routine of life. And we always behave as we believe. What we have set our heart on is what we naturally pursue. Today’s interpretation of believing rarely lines up with the Bible’s meaning because superficial belief requires almost no effort.
When the Bible uses the word believe it means trusting in what God has promised. Faith and trust are one and the same. Believe is merely the verb form of the nouns belief, faith and trust. Scripture tells us: “Without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is the rewarder of those who seek Him.” Belief in God, then, should always result in pursuing relationship with Him. Action is what’s needed! It offers proof that we truly believe. Without it our so-called faith amounts to nothing.
From: The Path Through the Maze. Answering Life’s Ultimate Question; What Happens After We Die?
My child, I will show you what is important and what you should give your attention to. I will direct your path and open up opportunities to serve Me and others. Give your attention to Me and not to the distractions of this world. For I will lead and guide you into a better way. I will show you My glory and the work of your hands will be established and fruitful. Choose Me over every other pursuit. For then I can lead you into purposeful living and fulfillment. Joy comes from being wholly devoted and fully surrendered to Me. Hold nothing back from Me. For I have My perfect plan in place. Your life is not your own. I purchased you for a purpose. Surrender to Me and you will walk in lasting peace. Your Father who loves you with everlasting love.
Beloved, I am not slow about My promises, but patient. I wish none to perish. My plan is much bigger than you can imagine. Trust Me to bring about what I have promised you. Keep believing. 2 Peter 3:9
Beloved, I will keep you in perfect peace when you keep your mind fixed on Me. Trust Me. You don’t have to be in bondage to your feelings. Overcome fear with faith. Turn your fearful thoughts over to Me and I will flood your soul with the peace that surpasses all understanding. Isaiah 26:3 Philippians 4:7