It’s important that we seek the Lord in all areas of our lives. Let him be our guide and consult him before making any plans. We must learn to hear him clearly, as instructions may come where we have little time to act on them.
We must continue to love one another no matter what their circumstances and be open to Hospitality. Seek the Lord on who you should let into your house and always remember that if someone is truly asking for help (with no ulterior motives), we should not turn them away.
There may be people wanting to travel for the purpose of fellowship, but it may not be the correct time to do this; we must put our wants aside and ask the Lord what he wants instead. If we don’t seek the Lord before allowing a guest to stay at our house, that guest may be there for “the long haul” and can create an atmosphere of stress; all because it’s not in the Lord’s will.
The Lord is gathering people together in strategic places for his purpose. Some are still being called to move, but have been distracted by many other things. Not everyone will be called to move, as the Lord has plans for them right where they are; seek him for confirmation about this. Some may even be called to places that may place them in harms way, but they must obey in faith. If we truly have faith, the Lord will be there with us.
Praise the Lord, as he directed me to the place where I am living and gave me all the provisions to make it happen. To some, it may not make sense as I have moved closer to the New Madrid Fault. This move was made in Faith and in Obedience; it’s all for his purpose.
Wisdom dictates that we seek the Lord before traveling short or long distances, as we are in a time where “suddenly” events can take place.
We must, therefore, pay even more attention to what we have heard, so that we will not drift away. For if the message spoken through angels was legally binding and every transgression and disobedience received a just punishment, how will we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was first spoken by the Lord and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him. At the same time, God also testified by signs and wonders, various miracles, and distributions of gifts from the Holy Spirit according to His will.
Hebrews 11:6 Now without faith it is impossible to please God, for the one who draws near to Him must believe that He exists and rewards those who seek Him.
Don’t neglect to show hospitality, for by doing this some have welcomed angels as guests without knowing it.
Hebrews 13:16 Don’t neglect to do what is good and to share, for God is pleased with such sacrifices.
Luke 11:42 “But woe to you Pharisees! You give a tenth of mint, rue, and every kind of herb, and you bypass justice and love for God. These things you should have done without neglecting the others.
1 Timothy 4:1-16
Now the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will depart from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and the teachings of demons, through the hypocrisy of liars whose consciences are seared. They forbid marriage and demand abstinence from foods that God created to be received with gratitude by those who believe and know the truth. For everything created by God is good, and nothing should be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, since it is sanctified by the word of God and by prayer. If you point these things out to the brothers, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, nourished by the words of the faith and the good teaching that you have followed. But have nothing to do with irreverent and silly myths. Rather, train yourself in godliness, for the training of the body has a limited benefit, but godliness is beneficial in every way, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.
This saying is trustworthy and deserves full acceptance. In fact, we labor and strive for this, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of everyone, especially of those who believe.
Command and teach these things. Let no one despise your youth; instead, you should be an example to the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. Until I come, give your attention to public reading, exhortation, and teaching. Do not neglect the gift that is in you; it was given to you through prophecy, with the laying on of hands by the council of elders. Practice these things; be committed to them, so that your progress may be evident to all. Pay close attention to your life and your teaching; persevere in these things, for by doing this you will save both yourself and your hearers.
“Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of people, to be seen by them. Otherwise, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. So whenever you give to the poor, don’t sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be applauded by people. I assure you: They’ve got their reward! But when you give to the poor, don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward.
“Whenever you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites, because they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by people. I assure you: They’ve got their reward! But when you pray, go into your private room, shut your door, and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
When you pray, don’t babble like the idolaters, since they imagine they’ll be heard for their many words. Don’t be like them, because your Father knows the things you need before you ask Him.
“Don’t collect for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. But collect for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves don’t break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. So if the light within you is darkness—how deep is that darkness! “No one can be a slave of two masters, since either he will hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot be slaves of God and of money.
Romans 2:8 but wrath and indignation to those who are self-seeking and disobey the truth but are obeying unrighteousness;
1 Corinthians 10:24 No one should seek his own good, but the good of the other person.
Colossians 3:1 So if you have been raised with the Messiah, seek what is above, where the Messiah is, seated at the right hand of God.
Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you.
Matthew 7:13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the road is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who go through it.
“Jesus Paid It All” – By Elvina M. Hall (1865) – Sung By Altar Of Praise Chorale