Heart TalkThis Year Will Be Different
"Except the LORD build the house, they labor in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain."– Psalm 127:1
Has it ever happened in your life, that the year that started out with
the thought "This year will be different," ended "same old, same old?" There were promises we made to ourselves, accompanied by great expectations for the year ahead. What went wrong? Chances are
Jesus said, "You will know the Truth, and the Truth shall set you free!" I’d like to "highlight" the word "KNOW." To KNOW the Truth is to hear, comprehend, assimilate & live the powerful principles. Regardless of how many classes we’ve taken, tapes we’ve listened to or workshops we’ve attended, if we do not apply the teachings in our daily lives we only know OF the Truth. The Truth is simple, “There is only one,” but we often rationalize the Truth into the background when living accordingly will be either inconvenient or contrary to what we WANT to do at the moment. As this month's selected scripture points out, To KNOW but not To LIVE Principle is to live in vain, in vanity, to live an ego centered life rather than a God centered life.
The other day, I heard a television Preacher say "Giving is the true test of obedience. God wants channels not reservoirs." Whether we’re talking about love, service or money this statement rings true!
This year CAN be different & WILL be different as we align our lives by practicing the teachings we all love. Know that you are loved. I am always with you in prayer as we move into the New Year together.
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