Today’s Scrip-Bit   28 June 2022 Psalm 143:10.

Psalm 143:10.      Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.

Aye mih people, is Tuesday! Yes, we were victorious over Monday, so no reason why we can’t be victorious over Tuesday too. Yes, we are alive and kicking, with the Holy Spirit of Almighty God guiding us, so there’s no reason to fear or be worried about anything. And all God’s children said a loud and proud: ‘Praise the Lord!’ Now let’s get into a long, new acclamation that I recently saw in some encouraging words from Bubba Joel (Joel Osteen). 

So please say out loud with me: ‘I am blessed, prosperous, redeemed, forgiven, healthy, whole, talented, creative, confident, secure, disciplined, focused, prepared, qualified, motivated, valuable, free, determined, equipped, empowered, anointed, accepted and approved, not average, not mediocre, I am a child of the Most High God. I will become all I was created to be…In Jesus’ name. Amen!’ 

Oh my faithful brethren, we are indeed all those things…and more! But we have to believe them and put them to work in our lives, otherwise they are simply wasted, God-given attributes. And all of that led me to this poignant and oh so true writing from our One Year Book of Bible Promises with writings by Ruth Harms Calkin. This one is simply titled ‘Three Discoveries.’ And I might have shared it before, but it seems like right now is the perfect time to share it again. (smile) 

So please read with me: ‘I have made three overwhelming discoveries regarding God’s reliable faithfulness: The first: God will NEVER let us go – NEVER! We may fall flat on our faces. We may resist until we feel exhausted, but NOTHING can separate us from His matchless LOVE. The second: God will NEVER let us down – NEVER! He is forever faithful, even when we are faithless. He cannot deny Himself. He will NEVER leave us nor forsake us. The third: He will NEVER let us off – NEVER! 

Whenever we give into temptation, when we determine to have our own way – He says, with all the LOVE of His Father’s heart. “I LOVE you too much to excuse disobedience.” Whom He LOVES, He chastens. God is determined to bless us. He is eager to show us His kindness. He is glad to teach us the proper paths; but He MUST have access to our hearts. He will allow our guilt to become a burden until conviction comes, then confession, and finally renewed commitment!  May David’s prayer be our prayer.’  

Yes friends, all of the above is oh so true! Our God is ever-faithful, ever-LOVING, and will NEVER leave nor forsake us, or let us fall into the gutter and stay there! But as the writing says, He can’t do anything with us unless He has direct and complete access to our hearts. And what is this prayer of David that the writer talks about? It’s the Bible Promise for the writing. It comes from Psalm 143, and says: ‘Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.’ (Ps. 143:10) 

What an excellent and powerful, heartfelt prayer! It’s short, but ever so direct and to the point! And just for our information, the New Living Translation explains the last part thus: ‘May your gracious Spirit lead me forward on a firm footing.’ And do we ever need to be guided on firm footing in these disastrous times my faithful brethren! But as the writing says again, God can’t do anything with us until He has access to our hearts. 

That’s where we come into play, and where we are sadly falling down in these turbulent and treacherous times. It’s obvious that the Lord can’t help us if we are turning away from Him, trying to get rid of Him from our society, and we are worshipping the idols of the world instead of Him. We desperately need to come back to Him friends, get Him to be the mainstay of our society once again, if we are to ever have any hope of a better life in this world for our descendants. Now that’s why Bruh David’s prayer is so important my people. It’s imperative that we learn the ways of God and put them into useful practice if we are ever to retain Christ’s victory over Satan. 

And Bruh David voices the same call in Psalm 25 – A prayer for guidance and protection – when he says: ‘Show me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.’ (Ps. 25:4-5) That’s how we ought to beseech our great God my faithful brethren. But we can only do that if we are sincerely interested in living for Him, and thus giving our hearts completely to Him. Otherwise, it’s all a foolish and false game! 

But sadly, so many of us play that game these days; talk a whole lot about God, but that’s all we ever do; talk. There’s no sincerity in our words and hearts, it’s only lip service we are offering to our mighty Creator. And that just won’t wash with Him. No wonder so many of our lives are broken and woebegone, since we refuse to give him true access to help and heal us. 

Ah friends, please, please, I plead with us to wake up and smell the putrid scent that’s currently emanating from our disaster-filled and decaying world, and let us turn back to the God of our forefathers, the ONLY ONE who can fix our problems…if we will just let Him. I certainly wish I could do more than just plead with us, but unfortunately that’s the limit to my power. 

Anyway, for those of us who are truly trying to live for Christ, let’s go home now declaring (yeahhh!!!) our Tuesday Mantra, letting the whole world know to whom we belong, lock, stock and barrel. Altogether now: ‘In God’s eyes, I’m not what I do. I’m not what I have. I’m not what people say about me. I am the beloved of God, that’s who I am. No one can take that from me. I don’t have to worry. I don’t have to hurry. I can trust my friend Jesus and share His LOVE with the world. Amen!’ 

And having made those fiery and passionate statements, (smile) let’s go out into the evil world and share the amazing LOVE and friendship of Christ with others, so that they too can come to know and LOVE Him like we do. Much LOVE!

…who better to turn to for succour…than to the one who created you… 

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