Saturday, October 3, 2015

More Precious than Gold -



More Precious Than God
Our Bible Study Teacher, Linda, was sharing that although we may go through problems in life, we can trust in God to bring us through victorious.  I took notes on the lesson.

1Peter 1:6-7 (NKJV)  In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom having not seen you love.
 
Peter and the other believers were going through trials, and we too will encounter problems of diverse kinds.

Peter was human.  He repeatedly cursed, but quickly repented, and was soon filled with the Holy Spirit. 
 
Peter was now a changed man and boldly preached that Jesus Christ is alive and coming again. 

On the way to the temple, Peter spoke to a lame man, “You seek alms from me, but God has something better for you, in the Name of Jesus Christ, rise up and walk.” 
 
The lame man not only walked, but he danced.   Some of the crowd glorified God, but not all were happy about this miracle.  The religious leaders had Peter arrested and commanded him to NOT preach in the name of Jesus.

Peter took a risk, and boldly proclaimed, “We must obey God and not man.”
We also must answer to the Most High God.

Some will tell you that “EXPERIENCE” is not important.  Peter knew what he had experienced and no one could tell him it was not so.  He had both seen and heard. 
 
Have you had a Supernatural Experience with our most Holy God and His Son? Did you become a New Creature after Jesus touched your heart? 

With prayer and thanksgiving let your requests be made known - -

Philippians 4:4-8 (NKJV)  Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men.  The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Place your trust in God and not in your own understanding. 

Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV)  Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.

It is important that we hide God’s Word in our hearts.  Thus we can remind ourselves of His promises when we are tested as by fire.  The issues of life try to pull us down, with their painful and torturous blows; but know that with God, we shall overcome.

As believers we live our life and let it shine for Jesus.  You are an influence in this world of darkness.

2 Peter 3:9  (NKJV) The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, and He is  not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.

Your Strong Faith in God is More Precious than Gold

 

 

 

3 comments:

  1. Praise God for this encouraging post! You are a consistent blessing to me, dear Hazel. God bless you abundantly in return. :) Sending you much love and big hugs.

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  2. Love the way the Lord sets us free. I always admire Peter's repentance and changed personality and the lame man danced...that's the freedom I like when Jesus touches us!

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  3. The fact that even people today are being broken into His life when they are filled with sinfulness based on what's easily allowed in our towns, states, nations, all we can count on is that their hearts will turn strongly to our Lord and give up their sinfulness. All I can count on as I'm out and about and praying and walking and lifting the Words of the Lord up HIGH!! Whew! Thanks for sharing.

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