Making the scriptures personal applying them to me.
Lord, you are The Vine; I am one of your branches.
I know you abide in me and I desire to be truly close to you Lord.
Abiding and trusting in your love for me.
Knowing this concept and believing it brings much fruit in my life.
I know that I can do NOTHING without you!
My need for your divine presence in my life is greater than ever before.
Therefore, I am trusting in you Lord with all of my heart.
I will not lean to my own understanding!
Rather in all my ways, I will acknowledge you!!!
And you shall direct my path.
Thank you Lord for loving me and giving me your love and direction;
That I may live my life more abundantly, because I am in your favor.
Thanks for loving me first and teaching me how to love you right back.
Being willing to share your love with others, then you give it right back to me.
But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.
God sees the heart, men & women do not accurately see like He does.
That is why he says, Judge not, lest ye be judged…Someone could be faced with
a test or storm, and you are not. But when we judge and say, O’ I wouldn’t be doing that or I would do things this way. Well, if your casting judgement – then you will be tested also. Just give it time, the enemy (the devil) will ask to tempt, test and put you through a very rough storm. SO the wisdom with this being said, is we better be very careful on what we say about others. Not only is God listening, but the evil demons of this world are as well. The following scripture is why I say this:
Ephesians 6:12 (KJV)
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.