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PostSubject: Be Careful   Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:35 pm

We have all said things that we truly mean at the moment, but somehow end up not keeping our word. Throughout the years, I have done this time and time again, especially when times got tough. I feel sure that I am not the only one. Most of us have made this mistake. However, we need to be careful. We need to keep the following in mind.....

"God, if you will just _________________, then I promise I will ________________." When we do this, we are delivering ourselves into a very dangerous situation....unless we have every intention of keeping our word. In Judges 11:30-31, 34-35, Jephthah did the same exact thing and ended up losing his one child, his daughter, due to a vow he made unto the Lord. This tells me that we need to be extremely careful when making such promises. We must be careful and reverant at any and all times that we bring ourselves into His presence. We must remember WHO GOD IS at all times!

God is the utmost authority of ALL that is morally right. He existed before ALL THINGS IN TIME. He is the commander in chief of all the armies of heaven. He rules over the entire universe. God expects our faithfullness of heart and action! He wants and expects our love and obedience. We must fully respect God to the best of our abilities. We are much like a grain of sand when compared unto His awesomeness and capabilities. We must never demand a single thing from God, nor attempt to play games and make bargains. Don't say it if you don't mean it. Give Him the respect He deserves. In Deuteronomy 10:17, we are told, "For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality nor takes a bribe."

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PostSubject: Re: Be Careful   Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:08 pm

Usually, someone prays this type of prayer because they are in a tight situation and see no other way out. They are at their last hope. It would be better to keep in mind that things may not be working out the way we hoped because the Lord has a better plan for our lives. Instead, we should ask the Lord to show us what we can't see in the situation. After all, the Bible does say:
" I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you." Psalm 32:8

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PostSubject: Re: Be Careful   Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:46 pm

Thank you Lora!
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PostSubject: Re: Be Careful   Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:50 pm

One of David's seven penitential psalms, I read it daily.
"be not like the horse or the mule, who must be led by bit and bridle else they will not come to you."
Excellent posts this and the other in the corner, no critiques from me,
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God Bless.

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PostSubject: Re: Be Careful   Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:51 pm

Thank you so much!
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