How are our words purified in the circumstances of the our life? When we recognize words that we may have spoken as ‘not right,” do we take note and let it serve as a new reference point for future conversations. As we try the words we speak in the fire of purification we do much to serve the Lord in increasing His influences on earth as well as finding greater fulfillment in our lives. Let’s let our words be tried in the furnace of our interchanges with each other. And be patient in the process, it may take at least seven times before we get it right.
The correction we feel we need to make in our lives is prompted by our integrity which is a gift of awareness from the Lord. At times we may not feel like it is a gift rather it may feel more like a thorn in our side. When we do acknowledge the changes we need to make and actually make them we are further gifted from the Lord with more abundant life. Granted it may take a little time to notice the benefits of the changes. Hang in there and in time you will rejoice.
What is the cry of the humble? Is it a cry of desperation or does it relate more to a stance of humbleness toward the Lord? Do we cry out only when we are in pain or in a dire need? Has God really forsaken us? The presence of the Lord is always at hand. It is our attitudes that determine whether we cut ourselves off from His presence and really forsake ourselves. The attitudes of thankfulness, appreciation, patience and ever constant praise keeps us open to allowing the presence of the Lord to find his way in and through our lives even in times of desperation or abundance.
Nothing can withstand the presence of the Lord that is not of His Nature. Enemies can be looked at as qualities such as hate, shame, fear and greed. Such things do not exist in the presence of the Lord’s understanding, purity, love and givingness. Let’s live in such ways and we shall know the power and victory of the Lord.