After a time, I grew restless to have my Bible in my hands so I could seek the Lord's direction to pray and I rose from the bed.
Soon the spiritual struggle of one of my dearest ones came to my mind. I sought words from the Scriptures specifically for this dear one's situation. I'm so thankful God has given us His Love Letters when we need to hear from Him.
First, from 1 Timothy 1:19 --
Cling to your faith in Christ, and keep your conscience clear. For some people have deliberately violated their consciences; as a result, their faith has been shipwrecked.Next, from 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1 --
Don't team up with those who are unbelievers.And, from Proverbs 18:10 --
How can righteousness be a partner with wickedness?
How can light live with darkness?
What harmony can there be between Christ and the devil?
How can a believer be a partner with an unbeliever?
And what union can there be between God's temple and idols?
For we are the temple of the living God. As God said:
"I will live in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they will be my people.
Therefore, come out from among unbelievers, and separate yourselves from them, says the LORD. Don't touch their filthy things, and I will welcome you.
And I will be your Father, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the LORD Almighty."
Because we have these promises, dear friends, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that can defile our body or spirit. And let us work toward complete holiness because we fear God.
The name of the LORD is a strong fortress; the godly run to Him and are safe.Finally, beloved, from Exodus 14:13-14 --
Don't be afraid. Just stand still and watch the LORD rescue you today. The LORD Himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.Thank You, Father:
- that you are faithful and true,
- that joy in You gives us strength,
- that Your word guides and comforts,
- that the believer can stand steadfast on Your word.