Someone is watching all of us…How do we deal with the inevitable opinions? Here are some great thoughts I heard and wrote down…
1. Do what you can to win it. Romans 12:18
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. (Romans 12:18)
2. Beware when it’s too high. Luke 6:26
Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.
3. In the end it’s a small thing. 1 Corinthians 4:3
But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man’s judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self.
4. God’s Opinion is what matters. 1 Corinthians 4:4
For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord.
5. God’s opinion in the end will matter. 1 Corinthians 4:5
Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.
Here are some great thoughts from the scripture…
From today’s Devotions-
“We must wait upon God. And what for? We may cry, with a cry that never rests, “Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens . . .[and] come down, that the mountains might flow down by thy presence” (Isaiah 64:1 KJV). We must desire and believe, we must ask and expect, that God will do unlooked-for things.”
I want to see God do amazing things in my life, in my family, and in our church. I’m expecting it today!
I asked this question to my students tonight and it was amazing to see their response. I am pretty sure that every person raised a hand in the room. I’m also pretty sure that not every person in the room believes in God. I know that is something that some may struggle with but I find it interesting that even those would love to see God work.
There is nothing like seeing God work. I’ve seen marriages on the brink of separation and divorce come back together. I’ve seen people with addictions come through them and gain victory. I’ve seen grown men and women weep after finding out that their sins could be forgiven and their eternal destination can go from “hope so” to “know so”.
In every one of those circumstances one thing has been the same- God uses His Word, the Bible, to change peoples hearts.
“For the word of God is quick and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword…and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
Do you want to see God work?
Read God’s Word.
Pray God’s Word.
Memorize God’s Word.
Proclaim God’s Word.
Listen to God’s Word.
Apply God’s Word.
Obey God’s Word.
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness; that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.”