Bible Study 12/9/2020P
We can’t define what is happening from a dictionary. It is a spiritual matter. The effects, whether it is health or politics, are known by the spirit. The seeds of prayer are planted in hopeless situations. We need to find balance in the time of confusion. Balance is necessary to walk with strength and determination. Imbalance affects our attitude and usefulness. The definition of our times is that it doesn’t seem to have any balance…even in the church. We left out subjects of holiness and righteousness, not because we are evil, but because we have other things that are distracting us. We need to examine our own life and be guarded to hold on to the whole entirety of our faith, not compromised or redefined.
James1:1-6 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God,who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. 6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8 Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.
The inner man bears witness with the Holy Spirit. The Spirit of God will give us assurance. Thank God for the answers before they manifest. He works things out. He didn’t jerk the tares and the wheat out at the same time. He has a season and a timing.
The testing of our faith produces patience. It establishes the word in our life. Trial will never give us more than we can handle. Exercised faith brings us into something more… patience will bring the perfect work. We pray according to God’s will. We exercise the realm of personal surrender. Entering into joy is entering in perfect peace. We are developing our faith, by finding our balance. We need to engage spiritually in every area of our life. We need to not neglect fellowship. We need to guard and control what we speak. We need to develop listening not just speaking. We need to fill our minds with understanding , not just knowledge. If we saturate ourselves with what’s on TV, we may become unbalanced. We need to be wise in our time with the Lord. We need to build ourselves up. Ask God to search our hearts, He will keep us balanced or help us make the adjustments.