Bits And Pieces

MAKING DECISIONS… James 1:5-8… If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways” (KJV).

Many are seeking guidance making serious decisions. Know this… God will not answer you if you are not seeking in faith. Let heaven see your faith. Faith prepares you and prepares heaven to respond to your need. God does not work with doubt or with wavering fears. If you have doubts, those doubts become an obstacle against receiving answers.

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ARE YOU GIFTED… Having the “gifts” of 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 does not mean that God endorses you. Mark 13:22-23 reads, “For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect. But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things” (KJV). There are many who have the “gifts” who also have self-serving hearts. Their fruit is seen in their cheating, lying, deceiving, lack of love, and others. You see, good character is necessary to be endorsed by God.

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COVERING SHAME… 1 Peter 4:8 reads, “And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins” (KJV). If you love your brother or your sister, you will be loyal to them when you see a fault, and you will cover their shame, although you must not condone it. Today, people are bent on lifting up the shame and the faults of others to gain some advantage, and it will backfire on them. In Genesis 9, Ham saw the nakedness of his father Noah, and he told his brothers. Noah put a curse on Ham’s son, but Shem and Japheth covered their father and were blessed with prosperity. Love covers…

Pastor George Belobaba

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