The first Series to be published for the new year is one that comes from a long search for a few answers as this past year came to a close. In that search came a few passages of Scripture that rang my bell so to speak, providing a very sound manner in which to consider why my answers were so long in coming on matters which were very important to me. My time in study, prayer and writing seemed an escape from those matters, which were picked back up sometime during the day – everyday, as if I knew they were not supposed to be carried with me into the Master’s dedicated time. Therein was my trouble – I’d not taken them fully into the Master’s presence – they were remaining with me, somehow they were being considered “mine” in a manner of thinking.
This Series focuses on a specific chapter in the New Testament, I Peter 2. As I happened (nothing we happen across is an accident as Christians) to run across the chapter, my brain kicked into gear, so did the Holy Spirit within me with these simple words: “Will you NOW listen to me as I speak to you?” Plain as day, everything stopped for those few moments as the words jumped off the page at me – several verses struck cords with me… For my wanting to do something with a matter that was “supposed” to be in my hand, it became very clear that what was being held onto was eating at me and robbing me of precious joy.
Along with two other chapters, Romans 13 and Jude 1, a commitment has been made (even committed to an accountability partner) to be read, studied and prayed over each day until the matter is resolved within me and no longer is picked up or has influence over me. It is NOT a New Year’s resolution, but rather a dedication and commitment to the Lord that He will be trusted to handle this matter in a whatever manner He deems necessary or allows. What was and is continuing to be done, is all known to the Lord – there are no surprises with Him. I have to answer to Him for me, for which the commitment is to cling to His Word, His Provision, His Mercy and Grace.
No matter the challenge, which there are five given to us in the opening verse of I Peter 2: malice, guile, hypocrisies, envies & evil speakings. God’s Word is the sure place we can not only refer to, but we can take refuge as we are both taught and protected by keeping ourselves immersed in it daily. Sometimes, as is being done in my own personal case, repeated review, learning and placement may be needed to help us chart our way through the rough waters of life at times.
We will not be perfect while here in this world, but we should also understand that the Bible is the TRUTH and God’s Word is Incorruptible. The more of the Word we learn, study and hide within us, the less likely we are to be corrupted by worldly trials, tribulations and will be more aware of those things that would pull and tug at us to keep us away from His Word, spending time with Him in Prayer and Listening to the Holy Spirit as He speaks to us each day. Indeed the Lord is Gracious.
This Series is comprised of three sets of images, including: Series Scriptures, Definitions and Supporting passage verses, each consisting of ten (10) items. The original set was developed from I Peter 2:1-25, the entire chapter. The divides are made at supporting thoughts, which makes ten even groups of verses.
The Lord is Gracious
Acceptable to God
He is Precious
His Marvellous Light
Servants of God
Conscience Toward God
Leaving Us An Example
Live Unto Righteousness
Is there something that you may need help with as this year has just begun? I’ve found through years of study that there is this Book that is most Amazing – having answers to questions that would “seem” impossible to be contained within it’s pages… the Holy Bible, God’s Spoken Word. One must have only one interpreter to utilize this Book of Wisdom, the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, He is the Key to unlocking the mysteries shared in the Pages of the Good Book. Access to the Interpreter is made possible by placing one’s Faith in the Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ. Through Salvation we have open access to the Father, the God of All Creation. There is NOTHING our Creator cannot handle, nor is there anything He doesn’t make provision, but we have to be willing to go to Him, share with Him and Listen to Him. Is there something that you are struggling with that you’d really like for someone to handle for you? If so, let Him take care of it. He may use you in the solution, but He may not – let Him Teach you through His Word how He wants you to handle it. Do you know someone who would benefit from this Series? If so, please share this Series with them.
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