As we creep up on the end of February (whaaat), Brother Doug Nobles has some good things in store to take us into next month and beyond. He’s sharing 5 scriptures + insight that will start you on the path to overcoming, and more important, Keep You On It.
Man has a tendency to complicate everything, including the Bible. Our churches have an Apostle and ministers of strong talent and committed leadership who stay engaged in our spiritual growth and who are scripture ninjas (seriously). All we have to do is open our hearts and minds.
With these 5 overcoming tips, Brother Nobles helps us feel a little more settled in our spiritual lives knowing we can rise above our challenges.
1) It’s Not All About Me. In Fact, I’m Last in the Equation.
Matthew 22:37-40 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
2) When Everyone (Including Your Own Mind) Tells You to Flee, Faith and Trust Hold You Steady.
Psalm 11:1 In the Lord put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?
3) The Word of God is a Mighty Weapon to Help with Contrary Thoughts.
2 Corinthians 10:4-5 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.
4) Fret Not // Trust in the Lord // Delight Thyself in the Lord // Rest in the Lord // Cease From Anger.
What Joy This Restores!
Psalm 37:1-8 Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday. Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.
5) Understanding Brings Joy—Our Strength to Withstand All!
Nehemiah 8:8-10 So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading. And Nehemiah, which is the Tirshatha, and Ezra the priest the scribe, and the Levites that taught the people, said unto all the people, This day is holy unto the Lord your God; mourn not, nor weep. For all the people wept, when they heard the words of the law. Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for THE JOY OF THE LORD IS YOUR STRENGTH.