Written by Georgetta Head
Christians live in two worlds but have to learn to live in one world only. Each world has its own moral value standards. Genuine Christians have to make a choice as to which moral value standard they chose to live by! Those of the world (satan), or do you choose the moral values that come from the Kingdom of God. This can be difficult, especially in light of what's occurring in today's world.
It is easy to choose the world's ways, after all, we have been born into this world system and cultured for this environment. On the other hand, becoming a "born again Christian" choosing God's moral values over the world brings persecution. This has been proven true since the creation of Adam and Eve. Satan will do anything to destroy God's children, he hates God so he Believers!
The Apostles and Prophets were persecuted and martyred for refusing to live by the world's values. Kim Davis, a Kentucky Clerk, was persecuted for refusing to sign a marriage license for a same sex couple. Pennsylvania Rep. Stephanie Borowicz was persecuted for using the name of Jesus too many times while praying at an installation for a new electee.
Genuine Christian's must take a stand for the truth or they will be deceived like Eve, believing a lie! Christian's have a right to live life according to God's moral values, but unfortunately our moral values offend the world.
Believers have an awesome gift from Father God a gift that unbelievers will never know! We have the wonderful gift of Holy Spirit dwelling within us for guidance, protection and comfort. When we commit to stay on the “straight and narrow path,” Holy Spirit will fight our battles. Psalm 105 gives us a great example of what happens when unbelievers attack the people of God. Friends, God will defend His people. I love the verse that reads“..touch not mind anointed, and do my prophets no harm.” God means what He says and say what He means. As long as we are in right fellowship with Father God, we have nothing or no one to fear. We are protected!
Written by Georgetta Head
"How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! Therefore, the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings." (Psalm 36:7 KJV)
What do you put your trust in? Your money? Your job? Or is your trust in man and their inability to solve the world's dilemma brought on due to man's rejection of God Almighty?
Friends, we are living in troubled times that has brought about much confusion and unusual new norms of lifestyles. So, the answer for peace and safety doesn't lie within man, our answer for peace and safety is found only within God Almighty.
Psalm 37:7 reveals to the reader that God is full of "lovingkindness." The Hebrew dictionary defines "loving-kindness" as: Chesed. Like many Hebrew words, Chesed does not translate precisely into English. The word means simply “kindness.” Often translated as “loving-kindness,” chesed means giving oneself fully with love and compassion. In other words, Holy Spirit is describing Father God’s character as one who has fully committed Himself to be a God full of love and compassion toward His children.
Father God has manifested His love and compassion the Psalmist in the verse of scripture above and he wants us to know that we too can find assurance and safety hiding under the shadow of God’s wings.
When I was a single parent, raising three children, times were very difficult financially and I encountered many adversities at my place of employment. When I called upon Father for help, He would rescue me. The rescue wasn’t always the way I envisioned, but Father’s always knows best. As I learned to hid under the safety of the shadow of Father’s wings, I found rest and peace in the LORD to endure. I learned experientially that putting my trust in God is more excellent than seeking man’s wisdom or help.
What troubles or concerns are weighing you down? Are world events taking your peace? Are you struggling with financial problems? Are you experiencing marital problems? Worried about your health? No matter the problem, Father God is able! Father God’s “lovingkindness” is inviting you today to rest from your heavy burdens and from the troubles of this world. He is calling you to take refuge under the shadow of His wings. Friends, stop for a moment and imagine yourself running under the shadow of Father God’s wings, resting in His shadow without the burdens of this world and casting on your cares upon Him as you “rest” under the shadow of God’s wings. Now that’s what I call “peace” and “safety.”
Today, choose to trust in the shadow of God’s wings instead of your circumstances or man’s wisdom.
Charles S. Head