Do not try for perfection – but strive for excellence instead!

Proverbs 10:9
He who walks with integrity walks securely.

Do not try for perfection because we cannot attain it in this life but strive for excellence and integrity in all you do. You will walk securely then with our Great God!!! In the Book of Job – Job describes the way he conducted himself in his life, (with integrity). He had made a covenant with his eyes. The eyes are sometimes called the window to the soul. Not looking at things that would cause him to sin, kept him in his righteous walk with the Lord. He describes the fact that he has not cheated anyone and asks that his actions toward his fellow man be “weighed” against the standards of righteousness. God knew of his integrity and righteous walk with Him. How many people of today’s world are known by or want to be known by their integrity? There are many things we can be known for but to be known by however our righteousness and honesty and integrity are by far the most important. Nowadays it seems that integrity is something that people don’t strive for. Work ethic is another – seems like so many just seem to want to get by. When we walk closely and surrender all to Christ the fruit of the Spirit is so evident in our lives. Today I would like to thank and praise God that when we walk with Him with all sincerity that we will walk securely and it will help us to have integrity in all things we do. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Abba Father – the world we live in today is so different than the world I was born into. And it changes moment by moment and gets worse and worse. You our dear Lord remain constant in the midst of all the stuff that swirls around us. That Your truth and righteousness would again be something that would be desirable for all!!!!

Job 31:1,5-8
I have made a covenant with my eyes. If I have walked with falsehood, or if my foot has hastened to deceit, let me be weighed on honest scales, that God may know my integrity . If my step has turned from the way, or my heart walked after my eyes, or if any spot adheres to my hands, Then let me sow, and another eat. Yes, let my harvest be rooted out.

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And satan went to and fro

Job 2:1-8
On another day the angels came to present themselves before the LORD , and satan also came with them to present himself before him. And the LORD said to satan, “Where have you come from?” satan answered the LORD , “From roaming through [From going to and fro in (KJV)] the earth and going back and forth in it.” Then the LORD said to satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil.” So satan answered the Lord and said, “Does Job fear God for nothing? Have You not made a hedge around him, around his household, and around all that he has on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands and his possessions have increased in the land. But now, stretch out Your hand and touch all that he has, and he will surely curse You to Your face!” And the Lord said to satan, “Behold, all that he has is in your power; only do not lay a hand on his person.” So satan went out from the presence of the Lord.

The book of Job was written around 2000 BC and is one of the oldest books in the bible. Job was a wealthy land owner in the land of Uz. He had thousands of sheep, camels and other livestock with a large family and many servants. The angels came before the Lord and along with them came Satan. Satan gave an account of what he was doing on the earth. The Lord asked Satan if in his travels of the earth he had taken notice of his servant Job and in looking upon him if he had tried to tempt him or draw him from the Lord’s service. The Lord tells Satan that Job is a very godly man who hates evil. Satan then answers the Lord and says that Job’s faithfulness to the Lord was not because of his fear for Him, but because of Job’s selfishness. because Job was a wealthy man. The Lord had placed a hedge of protection around Job and Satan asks the Lord to remove the protection that he could smite Job and tells the Lord that if He does Job will curse the Lord to His face. The Lord restrained Satan who could not lay a hand on Job. Job lost all his possessions, his children and his health. Through it all Job remained faithful to God and in the end his wealth and happiness were returned to him. We sometimes wonder why God allows people to suffer. God’s ways are not our ways and we can’t understand why He allows suffering. We do however need to remain faithful to God and to trust Him – no matter what happens. And we need to remember that this life will someday pass away and all our sorrow and all our pain will be gone, if we choose to follow Him.

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He Is The Air We Breathe

He is literally the Air we breathe!!!! He is our Daily Bread and Living Water. Because we eat and drink to sustain our bodies we also need to quench our spiritual thirst and the hunger of our souls. We are refreshed in Him in ways that nothing else will satisfy. Food and drink only meet our physical needs while the Word of the Lord feeds our souls. His word refreshes us as nothing else could. God is always there for us and we are the ones who through our sin and busyness of life drift away from Him. Call on Him day or night, He is to be found in all places and at all times. Hmmm, and is there a reason that life cannot be supported on Mars or the moon because of insufficient oxygen??? Yes because He created the earth for us to live on and gave us the exact mixture of oxygen to support life. Abba Father You ARE!!!!!!!

John 4:13-15
Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water.

Isaiah 55:1,6
Is anyone thirsty? Come and drink. Seek the Lord while you can find Him. Call on Him now while He is near.

Matthew 6:11
Give us today our daily bread.

When we pray this to God we are praying to Him and admitting to Him that He is our provider and the Sustainer of our lives and will meet all our needs. We are showing our dependence on Him for all things. He is called Jehovah Jirah and that means Our Provider. Our daily bread encompasses all the necessities of our lives, including His precious, wonderful word.
Be blessed in Him and walk in His strength!!
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Matthew 28:19-20
Therefore Go! (and make disciples of all nations)
Dotti

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Not Just For Friday Anymore!

 

Not just for thanking God it is Friday any more!!!!!

~ ❤ ~ TGIF ~ ❤ ~

Thank God I’m Forgiven

Trust God Implicitly Forever

Thank God it’s Finished

Thank God all I’m Free

Today God is First (well every day)

Thank God I’m Found

This Gift is Free

T(His) Grace Is Forever

True Grace In Full

To God I’m Family

Thankfully God Is Faithful 

Giving God all glory and honor and praise!! Hallelujah He reigns.

 
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