“Even all the Hairs of your Head are Numbered.”

So when Jesus said, “Even the hairs of your head are all numbered,” He was not exaggerating. He never exaggerates. He means what He says and He says what He means. So for the Lord to say that the very hairs of your head are all numbered means that He wants you to know that He is very interested in you and has intimate knowledge about you — your body, family, finances, relationships… everything in your life! This numbering suggests a deep intimacy, that God knows us better than we know ourselves. And that He loves us beyond our wildest dreams. I often wonder how many of us actually live in this truth. Have a wonderful day in His presence basking in His love you us.

 
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“Even all the hairs of your head are numbered.” ~  Matthew 10:30

I believe most believers go in and out of that reality. Where they have had times of deep heartfelt tears just streaming from their eyes, overwhelmed by the awesomeness of that love. Also they all have had times of deep desperation, overwhelmed by fear and doubt of that love. Sometimes they can feel that God is so big and “out there” that He couldn’t possibly be interested in how many hairs are on their head. But the wonderful truth is that He is big enough and small enough – big enough to create the universe and small enough to be close to me…and to you.

He knows the pain you have been having in your body. He is aware of the financial worry which you have been keeping from your family. He sees how your nasty boss is treating you. He understands the hurts you have been keeping in your heart from a broken marriage. Your heavenly Father wants you to know that as long as something concerns you, He does not overlook it,

God knows you intimately. He knows every small problem you are worried about and every single burden you have. And when you approach Him for help, He has all the time for you as if no one else exists. That is how valuable you are to Him and how absorbed He is in you!

Receiving Encouragement to Believe!

God’s Word alerts us that in difficult times our hearts can go astray. They can become hardened and turn away from God. We all know that wondering of “Where is God?” when something significant does not go as we had hoped or planned and life seems to tumble around us. When you don’t understand God, unbelief creeps in. It can harden your heart to the point where you tune out God even when He speaks to you. Let me encourage you to listen to God’s words to you. Have a wonderful day in His presence and allow His Word to help your unbelief.
 
“See to it brothers, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. But encourage one another daily as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.” (Hebrews 3:13)
 
It is easy to be deceived into thinking God doesn’t have our best interest at heart, especially when things don’t go well. We need to guard our hearts against unbelief and rebellion and know that, in those tough places, He is there to guide us through and teach us.
 
When you feel unbelief slipping into your soul and find rebellion nibbling around the edges of your heart, seek out spiritual encouragement. Walk and talk with a friend and be honest in sharing your need of prayer. Do a Bible study on a topic that grabs at your heart. Choose to spend some time with God and cry out to him from the depths of your soul telling Him all the things in your heart. Choose to turn toward Him. God will encourage you even when people aren’t there to. Choose to draw near to Him and ask Him to help your unbelief.

Tapping into Prayer

I sought the Lord, and He answered me, and delivered me from all my fears. … This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him and saved him out of all his troubles. (Psalm 34:4,6)

Throughout the Bible God makes it clear that our prayers are very important to Him. He loves for us to talk with Him, just as we would our closest friend, and promises to be there for us whenever we call. He says, “Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13).

He wants you to tell Him about your burdens, and to give Him all your cares, so that He can bring hope to your heart, peace to your soul, and strength to your life (see 1 Peter 5:7). But even when you’re at a loss for words, and don’t know what to pray, the Holy Spirit Himself speaks on your behalf (see Romans 8:26). Yet God is not only interested in your struggles. He wants you to talk with Him about everything, from your smallest victories to your greatest fears and all things in between.

Isn’t it good to know that you have a direct line to God? That He is available to talk to you anytime, day or night? In fact, you can talk to Him right now. Tell Him how you’re feeling; that you’re hurting. Tell Him about your disappointment. Talk to Him about your anger and your pain. Tell Him how you love Him and need Him so. He hears your weeping, your requests, your praise, and thanksgiving. Prayer moves God. And when He moves in your life, you will feel His presence, experience His peace, and draw from His strength in ways you never thought possible!

I sought the Lord, and He answered me, and delivered me from all my fears. … This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him and saved him out of al his troubles. (Psalm 34:4,6)

Throughout the Bible God makes it clear that our prayers are very important to Him. He loves for us to talk with Him, just as we would our closest friend, and promises to be there for us whenever we call. He says, "Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart" (Jeremiah 29:13).

He wants you to tell Him about your burdens, and to give Him all your cares, so that He can bring hope to your heart, peace to your soul, and strength to your life (see 1 Peter 5:7). But even when you're at a loss for words, and don't know what to pray, the Holy Spirit Himself speaks on your behalf (see Romans 8:26). Yet God is not only interested in your struggles. He wants you to talk with Him about everything, from your smallest victories to your greatest fears and all things in between.

Isn't it good to know that you have a direct line to God? That He is available to talk to you anytime, day or night? In fact, you can talk to Him right now. Tell Him how you're feeling; that you're hurting. Tell Him about your disappointment. Talk to Him about your anger and your pain. Tell Him how you love Him and need Him so. He hears your weeping, your requests, your praise, and thanksgiving. Prayer moves God. And when He moves in your life, you will feel His presence, experience His peace, and draw from His strength in ways you never thought possible!

 

  • Hebrews 4:16 says, “Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” God actually invites us to spend time in His presence to communicate with Him. Will you accept His invitation?

    In 1 Thessalonians 5:17, we are told to “Pray without ceasing.” How can you stay in constant communication with God? Why is this communication so important?

    Start a prayer journal today. You don’t have to use a fancy notebook. Any paper that you can find will work. Use the journal to write down your feelings, emotions, and struggles as if you are writing letters to God. List your specific requests at the end of each page, and as God answers your prayers, be sure to write down the date and the way in which He answered you.

Flee from sexual immorality

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“Flee from sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.”  ~ 1 Corinthians 6:18-20 

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Well I know this is not the most popular topic, but last time I checked it’s in the bible and we need to hear and receive the truth of God’s word and obey it. Paul is not saying sexual sin is worse then all other sin. He is saying that sexual sin is different than all other sins. I think you would agree There is something about abusing sexuality, about expressing sexuality in an inappropriate way. It kind of just follows you around it’s like no other category(been there done that prior to giving my life to Christ five years ago). There is something about our sexuality that’s far deeper then what’s simply physical. All other sins a person commits are outside the body. Whoever sins sexually sins against their own body. In other words when you sin sexually(which the bible clearly states that is anything outside the bonds of marriage between a man and a women), when you are irresponsible with the expressions of your sexuality. Paul says you hurt yourself. He says there are many sins you can commit and you feel bad about and say your sorry and you move on. 

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So what would you expect God who loves you to say, except flee from sexual immorality. If you’re a Christian, a Christ follower then He is speaking directly to you. Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, and that is meant be used to glorify God. Then He says you’re not your own, you’re inhabited by the living God. You don’t belong to you anymore, you and I we’re bought with a price. When Christ died for our sins He paid for your sins and mine. When you pay for something, you receive something, and when you acknowledge that Christ died for your sins, God paid for you, you are not your own. Then He draws the logical conclusion is honor God with your bodies. We as followers of Christ have been called to honor God with our bodies as it relates to your sexuality and your expressions of your sexuality. If I’m looking at you from a across the table as a single person, my advice would be to stay out bed and honor God, make it habit of honoring God with your bodies. Trust me you will be glad you did, just as in some cases that you are sorry that you didn’t.  It’s really none of my business what you do with your body, you don’t belong to me, you belong to God, and you were bought with a price. I just want to encourage anyone single like I did myself 5 years ago to honor God with my body and remain pure until until I’m married to the woman God has chosen for me.  

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Morning, Noon and Night!

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”Morning, noon, and night I cry out in my distress, and the Lord hears my voice.” ~ Psalm 55:17

I absolutely love that we can seek the Lord not only in morning quietness but consistently throughout the day. Let me encourage you to not let unexpected problems distract you from His Presence. Instead, talk with Him about everything, and watch confidently to see what He will do. We need to be grateful that we can talk to God at any time, and how blessed we are that He listens and cares!

Our heavenly Father yearns to have a personal, loving relationship with us. What an incredible concept that is! The King of the universe the Creator of all heaven and earth, the maker of the moon, sun and stars. the one who has no needs and no shortcomings and cares about what we think and feel. That is almost incomprehensible. He wants to spend time with us, hear about our struggles and successes, encourage us, and share His glorious plans for us.

Prayer is a wonderful privilege a chance for direct communication with our Creator. No matter how busy He may be, He always has time in His schedule for us.