The Lord is near to all who call on Him, to all call on Him in truth.
What is truth? In this case, when we are sincere before God. When we empty ourselves of all self-importance as if God owes us something. When we realise how insignificant we are before Him. What have we done to truly deserve God’s favours? God made us out of nothingness and all we do in return is criticize Him when things are not going our way. Why do we blame God for everything that bad happens to us? Why don’t we blame ourselves for listening to Satan’s lies in the first place. If we were all God we would not put up with ourselves, we are worse than a spoilt brat. We wouldn’t tolerate it in our own children, what we dish out to God. That is why humility is so important and we have to be honest with God and admit we have very little of it.
2 Peter 2:9
So the Lord knows how to save those who serve him when troubles come.
Those who ‘serve Him,’ are the key words here. Do we serve ourselves or do we in truth serve God. I would love to be able to say that I always put God first, but if I did it would be a lie. One of the things that I love about God the most is, that I can be totally be honest with Him and know He will not let me down. With people you can only open up so much, because if you tell them too much about your weakness they will wipe you off. God never does. He is a true Friend and Father. We can count on Him for anything, but we have to call on Him in truth. We have to learn where our true place is before God and other people.
1 Corinthians 15:57
Thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.
I believe we are all basically a empty vessel with a free will. We have the ability to desire God Spirit to fill us up or we allow evil spirits to fill us up. So every time I decide to love things in a holy way I am allowing God’s Spirit to love through me. Every time I chose hate to express itself through me, I believe I am in fact allowing an evil spirit of hate to live and express itself through me. That is how I see it, it makes sense to me so I believe that the demons disguises themselves as us and in our ignorance we blame ourselves for feeling anger to somebody for example. We are one with Jesus, which means we take on His nature. When we feel anger to somebody, I now know that it is usually an evil spirit in me and I don’t have to go along with it. I can denounce it and refuse to let it worry me and do what I know Jesus would have me do instead. We all have many feelings that we do not like in us, but they are not always coming from us but demons if we have been born again. We have died to sin, but yet we still get tempted to sin. The devils are not going to leave us alone and if they can trap you into thinking a temptation is a sin then they have got you. Sin is when you agree to something and do what you know is wrong, willingly.
“Do not fear, for I Myself will help you.” Declares the Lord, your Redeemer.
So when we figure out God is for us and all we have to do is be honest to our God, then He can help us. While we believe in the lies of Satan that God doesn’t love us, because we are too unworthy, our faith levels is not what it is supposed to be. Without faith nothing can be done. Our joy in our Lord is because we believe He really loves us and will help us in our trials. If we can’t believe, then there will never be joy in serving God. And the joy of the Lord is our strength. I find the first step is always the hardest and I have notice when you eventually do make that first step, God will surprise you and do all the rest. He meets you more than half way. Sometimes change can be so easy, because God gives abundant of graces to deal with the problem when we hand it over to Him in complete surrender and trust. We can’t do that without humility. So pray often for humility. It is so important to do so.