Thursday, June 23, 2011

Don't Be Discouraged!

"Behold, the Lord thy God hath set the land before thee: go up and possess it, as the Lord God of thy fathers hath said unto thee; fear not, neither be discouraged"

(Deuteronomy 1:21)

My favorite excerpts from the Above Rubies weekly devotional are as follows. Be careful of assimilation!

  1. Assimilation keeps us from possessing the land.

    Leviticus 20:24-26 says “Ye shall inherit their land and I will give it unto you to possess it, a land that floweth with milk and honey: I am the Lord your God, which have separated you from other people… And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the Lord am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine.”

    "Assimilation is one of the greatest temptations of the enemy. It is so easy to want to be like everyone else around. In fact, you can assimilate without even realizing it. God’s plan for you is to be separated from the world--not from the people of the world of course, but from the deception, evil and materialistic spirit of the world.

    God does not want mixture in His land. It is not like other lands. Do you feel an oddball in the area where you live? Or even in your church? Are you the only one who is homeschooling? Don’t feel inferior. You are saving your children from being another statistic that is indoctrinated with humanism and socialism. Do you have more children than anyone else in your street? Don’t be ashamed. You are walking in the perfect will of God as you embrace God’s children for His purposes and glory. Do you have a holy standard in your home, different to the worldly-minded around you? You don’t have to apologize! You don’t have to be similar to everyone else. On the contrary, you are called to be uniquely different. Hold on to your difference and refuse conformity." ~Nancy Campbell, Above Rubies

    Entire message: Above Rubies Weekly

Will we stand alone? I hope and pray so. Have a sweet week in Jesus, He alone is worthy, His name is the sweetest name I know... I was thinking this morning of this old hymn... Tell it to Jesus.

Who and what are we living for? Oh friends, there is such Peace in Jesus, His ways are best, may we rest in His ways. Jesus, the sweetest name I know. ~Amelia

My other blogs; on everyday happenings at My Forest Cathedral and a wowee recipe & old movie review,' The Stranger' (1946) and others too on Thats-Italian


Amanda said...

Yes, just who are we living for? And I also have to ask the question:
Have we truly died to ourselves?

wonderful post Amelia:)

Jane B. Gaddy said...

Amelia, I really appreciated this article on being separated unto God. Great elaboration on that word assimilate. We need to wake up to what Satan is doling out under the guise of political correctness. Time's a-wastin'!"Come ye out"!

Thanks for sharing this.