Tag: #GODISBIGGER

Shut it Up

Shut it Up

Together with kindness and in understanding, let’s take this time to self reflect. I am here to inspire, encourage, and remind you that God has given us the most important weapon we have to fight the enemy, His Word.

Now let’s dress our soul like we dress our bodies, EVERYDAY!

Shut it Up!

Then Daniel said to the king, “O king, live forever! My God sent His angel and shut the lions’ mouths, so that they have not hurt me, because I was found innocent before Him; and also, O king, I have done no wrong before you.” Daniel 6:21-22 NKJV

I really enjoy reading all the different books of the bible. However, Daniel is one of my favorites. It deals with, kidnapping, the constant death threat of he and his companions, dreams, the fiery furnace, madness of a king, feast, the lion dens, and so much more. Today’s lesson in a nutshell, teaches us about the promises and faithfulness of God.

Test and trials come friends, they always do, but they are no match for our God. When the lion comes seeking to devour us, God has the power to shut it up right before our eyes.

The story of Daniel in the lions’ den, shows Daniel defying King Darius’s decree to pray to him for thirty days. Now we already know Daniel wasn’t having none of that. When it came to his praise and worship time, it was to the one true and living God also known as the Great I Am.

There is nothing new under the sun friends and just like we have instigator (busy bodies) today, they had them then too. No doubt these jealousy men were looking to entrap Daniel in their foolish scheme.

Daniel not only follows his principles but stayed true to his faith in God. His faithfulness, work ethic, and integrity made it impossible for his adversaries to find grounds for charges against him. Instead, the king was reminded that Daniel was trustworthy, neither corrupt nor negligent. God does rescue Daniel, sending His angel to shut the mouth of the lions so they do not harm him. Can you see Daniel, all laid back as he uses one of those lions as a pillow for his head, and another one to prop up his feet to get his rest on? Yes indeed, he knew he was safe in the hands of the Lord.

It is a reminder friends to be careful of the things we say about others. The lesson we learn here is mistreating the people of God will never turn out good. In the end, the king commanded that the men who had falsely accused Daniel be brought in and thrown into the lions’ den. And not just them, but their wives and children too.

The king issued a new decree in every part of his kingdom, that people must fear and reverence the God of Daniel. The King said,

“For he is the living God

And he endures forever;

His kingdoms will not be destroyed,

His dominion will never end.

He rescues and he saves;

He performs signs and wonders

In the heavens and on the earth.

He has rescued Daniel

From the power of the lions.”

Remember friends, we are each other’s keeper and the only time we should be looking down on someone is when we are helping them up.

Don’t Mess with God’s People

Don’t Mess with God’s People

Together with kindness and in understanding, let’s take this time to self reflect. I am here to inspire, encourage, and remind you that God has given us the most important weapon we have to fight the enemy, His Word.

Now let’s dress our soul like we dress our bodies, EVERYDAY!

Don’t Mess with God’s People

“But the Lord said to Moses, “Now you shall see what I will do to Pharaoh; for with a strong hand he will send them out, and with a strong hand he will drive them out of his land.” Exodus 6:1 ESV

This is a story about justice and how God uses his people to bring about change. Exodus begins with the birth of Moses, his upbringing in Egypt, and the command from God to Pharaoh, delivered by Moses and Aaron: “let my people go, that they may hold a feast to me in the wilderness.” The Lord gave Moses and Aaron stern words for Pharaoh regarding what happens when you mistreat his covenant people.

Of course, Pharoah was not trying to hear anything Moses or Aaron had to say when he is told plagues are coming to Egypt.  Over the next several chapters of Exodus God continue to send horrifying plagues in Egypt. Even with everything Pharaoh was able to see going on around him, he still would not obey Gods order to let His people go. Not only did pharaoh harden his heart, but the bible says that God also hardened his heart too.

God told Moses that there is one more plague to come, after which Pharaoh would relent and let his people go. Moses prophesied to Pharaoh that the next plague would be the death of all the firstborn of Egypt. Pharaoh continued in disobedience. Devastated at the death of his son, Pharaoh reluctantly let God’s people go. However not without one final attempt to display his anger and revenge. But pride goes before destruction, doesn’t it? He  and his army drowned in the Red Sea.

Even when we don’t know how, we must trust that God does. Friends, he will step down into our situation and work it out. I know for myself that it’s easier said than done. When we feel overwhelmed, stressed out, and with a cup overflowing, ask yourself two questions. First, is there anything too hard for God? And secondly, if He is for us, who can stand against us? His Word will never fail us. Do yourself a favor, and wait on him. Trust his timing.

Remember friends, we are each other’s keeper and the only time we should be looking down on someone is when we are helping them up.

Behemoth

Behemoth

Together in kindness and understanding, let’s take this time to self reflect. I am here to inspire, encourage, and remind you that God has given us the most important weapon we have to fight the enemy, his word.

Now lets dress or souls like we dress our body, EVERYDAY!

BEHEMOTH

“Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly. He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together. His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron.” Job 40:16-18 KJV

As a child I remember my thoughts of God as being bigger than the whole world. In my mind I could only look up to see him because he was so high in the sky. And when I sung he’s got the whole world in his hands, I grew to understand he really has us right in the palm of his hand. Here we see God reminding  Job that no matter what the challenge, problem or situation, nothing is too big or hard for him.

As I continue my research into the amazing Behemoth, I learned a lot about these huge dinosaurs. I see the genius of God as he shows his power to create and design living animals both big and small. Gods talents are awesome.

The Behemoth was a Sauropod Dinosaur, which simply means it was a footed lizard. There were many different sauropod with one thing in common: they were gigantic! The Behemoth were called the chief by the almighty in the book of Job, which according to some studies show they still walked the earth around 130 years after Noah’s flood.

They were the largest land animal that ever lived. They were anywhere from 120 feet in length and up to 100 feet in height. Some fossils indicate that the Behemoth could have ranged upward to 190 feet in length. They drank rivers dry and munched on grass.

Remember we are each others keeper and the only time that we should be looking down on someone is when we are helping them up.