The previous article mentions the BIG event, the lay-off, and slightly mentioned the Lord's provision for complete adequacy during restoration.  Again, even when we are going down the wrong path, or are lost and brokenhearted[1] from a certain circumstance, God can turn us around in His divine timing to lead us back to Him and the provision He has for us.  He does not want to see us hurting and suffering, and He is always there to help us.  But how many of us actually turn Him away and reject Him, even unknowingly, by not even giving God a second thought (or first thought) when we are going through our trials?

A funny thing this morning grabbed my attention.  I powered up my laptop and opened my email, and the most recent eight emails were all biblical links, articles or devotionals.  I never realized how many I signed up for until this morning, and so very interesting that they are the first emails I see, and the most recent emails sent, so as I wake up to check my email, the first thing I see are eight emails in reference to God.  I just had to snap a picture of this. Ha!  That's no coincidence guys!  And FYI I do not believe in coincidences anyway.  I believe everything is in God's timing.  Almost like a subtle message in which God is saying, "Seek Me first"...first in EVERYTHING.

Anyway, I brought that up to say,  it's imperative that we actively take responsibility in seeking God and intentionally keeping a healthy relationship with Him.

However, there is no substitute for reading the Holy Bible.  I repeat, THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR READING THE HOLY BIBLE.

The number one, most accelerated, way to get closer to God is to READ His living word for YOURSELF, and get a life...a prayer life!

The  more diligently we seek Him, and obey His instruction for us, we will surely become closer to Him and see blessings overcome us and our circumstances, no matter what, through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit[2]; the True "enlightenment".  Regarding God's word, I often say read it, meditate on it, believe it, and surely you will see it (in your life).  A lot of times the blessing that we receive is a transformation of ourselves and certain attitudes that we've carried for way too long.

We cannot sit back and expect to live a secondhand Christian life[3] by only going to church on Sunday, or Wednesday, or listening to others that know the word, whether that be on t.v., or in person, or on a blog.  As I've said on my instagram, there are too many translations of the living word for the excuses to not read the Bible for ourselves.  As we start to fervently ask in prayer, and seek[4] life guidance through the living word of God, the 9 fruits of the Holy Spirit[5] begin to develop within us.

Remember, God gave us the gift of Free Will, so we have to actually WANT to have a relationship with Him, and we prove that through our actions to seek Him!  As you do, the fruits of the Holy Spirit will lead you to a peace you've probably never known before: True Bliss while on earth, all voids filled, and all of the works of the flesh/carnal self[6] will surely diminish.  But it doesn't stop there, the continuation of fostering that healthy relationship is a life-long commitment.  God is never-changing[7], His word is firm and He will always be there for you. Will you do the same for Him?

Note: Below you will find the corresponding Scriptures and Quote(s) to the numbers ([1], [2], etc.) highlighted in bold in the above article.

[1]Scriptures for the brokenhearted, hurt, and suffering:

1.1] He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. - Psalm 147:3

1.2] The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A broken and contrite heart - These, O God, You will not despise. - Psalm 51:17

1.3] The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, Because the Lord has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound; - Isaiah 61:1, Luke 4:18

[2]For the Spirit of truth (Holy Spirit), whom the world (the carnal man) cannot receive, because it neither sees Him (God) nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. - John 14:17

[3]"Don't be satisfied with a secondhand faith, it's not enough to know someone who knows God."  - Joyce Meyer (show titled: Ways to resist the devil - Part 1) ref. the whole book of Ephesians 

[4]Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. - Matthew 7:7

[5]But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering (patience), kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.  Against such there is no law.  And those who are Christ's have crucified the flesh (works of the flesh/carnal self) with its passions and desires.  - Galations 5:22-24

[6]Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. - Galations 5:19-21

[7]Scriptures stating that God is never-changing:

7.1] For I am the Lord, I do not change; Therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob - Malachi 3:6

7.2] God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent.  Has He said, and will He not do?  Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good? - Number 23:19

7.3] Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow (due to change) of turning - James 1:17

7.4] Of old You laid the foundation of the earth, And the heavens are the work of Your hands.  They will perish, but You will endure; Yes, they will all grow old like a garment;  Like a cloak You will change them, and they will be changed.  But You are the same, and Your years will have no end. - Psalm 102:25-26

7.5] Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven. - Psalm 119:89

7.6] The counsel of the Lord stands forever, The plans of His heart to all generations. - Psalms 33:11

7.7] If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself. - 2 Timothy 2:13

7.8] Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. - Hebrews 13:8

7.9] The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever. - Isaiah 40:8

7.10] Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor glory forever and ever. Amen. - 1 Timothy 1:17

'Til Monday. Be Real.