SAFE HOUSE:

Life has a way of serving up situation after situation.

Global or personal, we each have something(s) we are dealing with.

Can you relate with any part of this pyramid of problems?

Where do we go for safety, sanity and serenity?

The library of God’s Holy Scriptures; the Bible. 1189 chapters of truth, guidance, law, light and love. Every single word is inspired by God and intended for anyone who seeks knowledge, encouragement, revelation, hope, comfort, rebuke, correction and transformation.

That is the safest place you can go to. Lose yourself in the safety of God’s word and ask Him to speak to you whenever you sit down with His word. He will be right there with you opening your eyes to new things you have never known and He will help you navigate your life with the truth of His word. That is where you will find answers to your deepest questions or your everyday frustrations and to everything in between.

Let’s do this practically, shall we?

If you feel that your situation is so unique that it doesn’t fall within our pyramid of problems, read:

No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it. (1 Cor 10:13)

If you had a rough day and need some uplifting, read:

“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” (Psalm 73:26)

If you feel like you have hit rock bottom, read:

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” (Psalms 23:4)

If you are surrounded by people but still feel lonely, read:

It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” (Deuteronomy 31:8)

If you have just received bad news that is weighing on you heavily, read:

Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ (Isaiah 41:10)

If you have never stepped in a church building or had anyone talk to you about God, read:

For God so loved the world that whoever believes in Him, shall not perish but have everlasting life.  (John 3:16)

If you were once a Christian but ditched this ‘faith thing’ because of something(s) you suffered, read:

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. (James 4:8)

If you are often, ignored, dismissed and in need of affirmation, read:

See, I have inscribed you in the palm of my hands. (Isaiah 49:16)

If you’re going through any kind of relational crisis, read:

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. (1 Peter 4:8)

If you’re at the decision cross-roads, read:

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
 (Prov 9:10)

And for anyone and everyone on this page read:

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. (Joshua 1:8)

As you find comfort in God’s word, remember that all else will pass away but His word will by no means pass away. (Matthew 24:35)

Enjoy the safe house.

 

MIND SHIFT:

Experts estimate that the number of thoughts that run through our heads a day are between 50,000 to 80,000. That’s incredible!

We do know that our thoughts shape and reinforce our attitudes and mindsets. Our ‘headspace’ impacts our choices, verbal expression and actions. In order for any kind of change to take place, there has to be a mind shift.


And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. (Romans 12:2)

We have the authority as believers to take charge of our thoughts, attitudes and mindsets.

Casting  down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against  the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the  obedience of Christ; (2 Corinthians 10:5)

Negative thoughts that are infested with jealousy, hatred, bitterness, pride, low self worth and anything else that is contrary to God’s purpose must be addressed. Learn to sift every such thought through the sieve of Scripture. Process each thought, not with your own wisdom but with God’s. Allow the Holy Spirit to transform your mind, thought by thought. Fight your thoughts with Scripture and walk with God throughout the journey. He promised to be with us every step of the way.

More scripture to encourage you:
and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matt 28:20)


“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”(Joshua 1:8)


“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” (Phillipians 4:8)


Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6)