Posts Tagged ‘illusion’

Ahhh … Perfection!

Feb 01

Ahh Perfection 020111by Victoria Robinson

Chasing perfection can be an illusion. While perfection is always a wonderful goal to try to attain, it is sometimes elusive as in the case of attaining sinlessness apart from the pure grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Though when it comes to our prayer life it is possible to pray in perfection. In the book of First John the apostle John tells us that if we pray anything according to God’s will, we know whatever we ask for will come true. This is the only way we can pray in perfection. In the book of Romans the apostle Paul tells us the key to understanding God’s perfect will. He admonishes us to not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but to be transformed by the renewing of our mind. Success in this can only come through understanding the Word of God, as this is what transforms us.

Girlfriends, do you have needs in your life where you do not know what the perfect prayer would be? If so, delve deeply into the written words of your heavenly Father and find out what His perfect will is. Then pray with the confidence that comes from the Word of God.

Dearest girlfriends, I pray (with confidence) we would desire to know our heavenly Father’s perfect will and then proceed to pray in perfection.

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.  ~ 1 John 5:14-15 NIV
 
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. ~ Romans 12:2 NIV

A Spiritual House of Mirrors

Nov 29

by Victoria Robinson

Are you living in a spiritual house of mirrors? Never being certain of what is real and what is an illusion? Cannot find your way? Our Lord and Savior gave us a picture of illusions just like a house of mirrors in the book of Mark. He speaks of false Christs appearing here and there, performing deceptive signs and miracles.

Being in a house of mirrors is very confusing. While it is true that as long as we live on this earth, we will not know everything, we do not have to live in confusion.  Your heavenly Father is not the author of confusion. The only way to know the truth, is to know the Word of God. Everything else is just an illusion.

Along with knowing the Scriptures we must seek wisdom and guidance when we are in a spiritual house of mirrors. Your heavenly Father is always eager to lavish wisdom and guidance on you. Solomon tells us that there is a proper time and procedure for every matter. The psalmist asked the Lord to guide him in truth.

Dearest girlfriends, I pray we would seek wisdom, guidance and the knowledge found in the Word of God as we navigate this “house of mirrors” called life.

At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or, ‘Look, there he is!’ do not believe it. For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform signs and miracles to deceive the elect—if that were possible. So be on your guard; I have told you everything ahead of time. ~ Mark 13:21-23 NIV
 
Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. ~ 1 Corinthians 13:12 NIV
 
For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints. ~ 1 Corinthians 14:33 NKJV
 
… while evil men and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. ~ 2 Timothy 3:13-17 NIV
 
… the wise heart will know the proper time and procedure. For there is a proper time and procedure for every matter, though a man’s misery weighs heavily upon him. ~ Ecclesiastes 8:5-6 NIV
 
Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. ~ Psalm 25:4-5 NIV