The Possibilities Are Endless, In Christ

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And I will walk at liberty, for I seek Your precepts. Psalm 119: 45

We all wish to be free. Free from debt, deadlines, sickness, struggles, adversity of any kind, hatred, etc. The list could go on forever of the things we wish we could be rid of today! Remember what it was like to be a child? None of this list was on our mind. I recently brought my 18 month old boy to a park where there were a number of activities going on all at once and I placed him on the ground and I started kicking a ball in hopes of my boy and I playing together at the park. But after kicking the ball the first time I noticed that my boy had absolutely no interest in playing ball with daddy! He was too busy surveying the field and seeing all that was happening around him. There was too much to do, too many people to see, games to play, kites to watch, for him to be slowed down by a kick ball!

I have a study bible I read from and it tells me in Psalm 119: 45 the word liberty can also be translated as, in a wide place. This speaks of the concept of security, the type of security found in Psalm 23, where no matter what the psalmist does or where he goes he knows the Lord is watching over him and providing for him at all times. He ends the 23rd by stating that, surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever and ever. That type of security is immeasurable! Imagine just knowing that God is always with you at all times. The peace that results from that mindset is also immeasurable. Lets look at part two of this verse and see more.

For I seek Your precepts. The word seek there can be defined as diligently inquire, or, to follow for pursuit. David is basically saying here that his liberty is coming from his pursuit of God’s ways. We who are pursuing God’s ways should live as if we have no limitations! We usually limit ourselves through our own minds. Many of our problems aren’t really as big and bad as we consider them to be, but, truth be told, how much of our time do we really spend knowing and believing what the bible tells us about God. David had such a tight relationship with the Lord, he knew what he was writing about. These were personal words about him and God.

Think about it this way: if we are pursuing God’s ways, that means we are living out God’s will for our life, right? Its when we are living in God’s will that Jesus says, If you ask Me anything in My name I will do it (John 14: 14). Also, Ask, and it will be given to you. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened (Matt 7: 7-8). The principle here is to pursue Him, and you can live a life of freedom!

Problems will always be around us, but if we are in pursuit of God and His kingdom, all of our problems will be dealt with at the right time. Jesus says, But seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things (the things we worry so much about) will be provided to you (Matt 6: 33). The Lord does not want us to be so burdened all these distractions!

See, I believe just like with the 23rd psalm we all have a pasture to graze in. Its our pasture where God will delightfully and excitedly provide everything we have need of because its where we will fulfill His plan for our life. But because of distractions many of His children don’t make it to the pasture He intended for them, because they choose to believe the report of the people in their life. They make their problems bigger than God, and instead of pursuing God’s plan for their life they pursue a way out of their problem.

But I say to you: Lets pursue God with our whole heart, mind, and strength, and allow Him to place us in the pasture He has designed for us to dwell in. We can then feel like the psalmist in this verse and be at liberty to do God’s work. Then, surely goodness and mercy will follow us all the days of our life, and we will dwell in the house of God forever and ever. Amen.

About djb7771db

Hello I'm Dave and my goal in life is to help lead others to pursue God's purpose for their life. I believe words are so powerful. They can be used to make someone's day or to tear one's psyche apart. They also can be quite neutral, used for small talk. Many of us can small talk. What about using words to change the direction of someone's life! With all the problems in todays society it truly is time to get back to the basics of life. We as a society have become to smart for our own good! The Bible tells us that knowledge puffs up. Just watch cable tv and you will see many highly educated arrogant people lol! I believe many problems of life can be simply summed up in perspective. You may very well refute this concept but many factors go into the problems of a society. When society is holistically healthy, meaning healthy in the body, mind, and spirit, and they are teaching their next generation to be holistically healthy as well, I truly believe there would be less problems of the level of 21st century America. This is why I believe words are so powerful. If you know the way to live a holistically healthy life and are blessed to live it out you are responsible to pass it on. Choose the words in your daily vocabulary carefully. You may not see whole scale changes especially overnight but you may see glimpses here and there. The Bible makes it clear that we need to have control over our tongue, and in this case, our blog pages. We can bless or curse with our vocabulary. In some cases we do both in the same day ( and on multiple occasions, dare I say). Let's choose to be a blessing with our words. With all that said, I want to use this blog to encourage people in the areas mentioned above: physical health, spiritual health, mental health, and healthy parenting habits. I have no degrees or certificates in any of these areas, but I have the experiences of a 40-something husband/father, and more importantly, I know Jesus as my Lord and Savior, and with Him in His rightful place in my life the BIble is a teacher like no other. Thank you for reading this page and may God bless you greatly!
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1 Response to The Possibilities Are Endless, In Christ

  1. ptl2010 says:

    Praise God – He is limitless and powerful and we are His and joint-heirs with Christ Jesus..

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