This site along with its sister site, It's About HIM is undergoing maintenance so some links may not be working. Due to circumstances beyond our control, there are some broken links. Several websites hosting material linked to on this website have either shut down or made changes which have broken the links. We are working to correct this problem. If you have found any links and would like to help by alerting us to which link, you may email me and let me know. I know I haven't found them all yet. Thank you for your patience.

Hello, Beloved...

How nice of you to drop in and visit my page. It's actually not really about myself, but about the Lord Jesus Christ. This is a place you can come, should you find time, and find encouragement and free resources for spiritual growth. I pray you will be blessed and provoked to follow on to know the Lord intimately yourself. Seek HIM and HIS Face for HE alone is WORTHY!! He alone is lovely! Most of what is written on this blog is written by myself, during my study time with the Lord unless otherwise stated. If it's otherwise, the author's name will be included.

God is our refuge, a very present help in trouble. Psa 46:1


Must Hear Messages!

Media that has been removed may still be accessed Here

RSS | My Utmost For His Highest

Sermon Index

Friday, July 17, 2009

Overcome With the Cares of This Life

Full Notes Click Here
This is an excerpt from "To Him Shall Be Given" posted this morning Here

Luk 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.

Luk 21:35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.

Luk 21:36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

Surfeiting is the result of over-indulgence. Regardless of what it is, over indulging in anything not spiritual will slow you down, make you dull, hard, heavy and slow. This is why too many church goers don't respond to the Word and the Spirit with the sensitivity they should and need to. Too many things are spotting them up. If your mind is filled with earthly things, heavenly things have no room. He will not force His way in. He stands outside and knocks, seeking entrance. It us who need to hit our knees and cry out for mercy and forgiveness, and ask Him to come and take His rightful place as number one. What a change we would see if we separate ourselves as much as possible from the things of this world, turn off the TV and computer, for a time, and read nothing but His Word. Take a set time as soon as possible and fast your mind and your body from as many worldly influences as you can, including food. Don't read the paper or watch TV for a few days. Get off the computer and out of the debate forums, and get alone with HIM. We can't reject ourselves, our ways, our desires, unless we are able to see One we want more than ourselves. That is the whole point of what the Holy Spirit is trying to do in our lives. He seeks to show us there is One who is better, who is right, who is everything we aren't, and yet He loves us. He wants to lead us to the cross Jesus said we must carry daily, nail our self will to it, and crucify us, so then the One who is more, who is better, who is Everything, can live in and through us and many can be saved and delivered from a perishing world. He is the love and life every hungry heart is searching for, whether they realize it or not. It will be an awful thing on that day of judgment when we all will have to stand before Him, and see the love and pain in His eyes. Many will stand there in awe, and finally understand that here is the love, here is what they spent their whole lives searching for only to find it is forever beyond their reach. Those who deny Him in their lifetime will be denied when they stand before Him. If we reject Him in life, He will not accept us in eternity. He will give us in eternity what we demanded in our life: His absence. It will hurt Him to do so, but He will not violate our free will. That's what is going to make hell so awful. Millions will mourn they were deceived-and you can't be deceived if you truly love the truth and pray for Him to help you not be deceived. To spend eternity realizing He was what we longed for and we missed Him will be horrible. The devil has many deceived into believing things of this life, such as getting ahead, having money, reputation, beauty, popularity, or position, are what is important. People are always grasping, because self is never satisfied. That inner emptiness is never filled. Only God can fill that void and make us complete. Only His love can heal our wounds and hurts. Only His peace can calm our troubled hearts. If all this sounds too hard, too difficult, too impossible, just pray and admit honestly that you can't do this. You wouldn't even know how to begin to try to do this. God already knows that you can't. But He can. Trust and commit yourself, your life to Him and He will bring it to pass. He can make you what He wants you to be. Time is short, don't delay any longer to run to Him. Please. The one who listens and obeys, to him shall be given life. He is our life.

Psa 37:5 Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

Php 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

Psa 138:8 The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.

No comments: