Praise and Worship
By The Soapbox Orator
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.
Proverbs 12:15 KJV
It’s wonderful to have love and a vision for souls, as we must have a vision for the value of a soul. However, let’s be sure that God is calling us to be where we are – when we’re supposed to be there!
Wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
James 3:17 KJV
If you go some place that God hasn’t clearly directed you, it can do greater harm or cost you your life, which brings no glory to God. Unless you have confirmed it in Scripture, taken it to prayer and the Holy Spirit has given the peace to go, the need does not constitute the call. Be sure that you are being led by the Lord!
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to HIS purpose.
Romans 8:28 KJV
Watch out for the carnal mind! It isn’t led by God – it’s against God. The word enmity means it has declared war with God. It cannot please God.
Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
Romans 8:7-9 KJV
Only fools say in their hearts, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, and their actions are evil; not one of them does good!
Psalm 53:1 NLT
The sin of presumption is a very dangerous sin. It means you are assuming that God is telling you to do something, but you haven’t received His blessing to do so.
But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know [them], because they are spiritually discerned.
1 Corinthians 2:14 KJV
God isn’t interested in Lone Rangers. We are called the Body of Christ and Jesus is the Head. We are the members, and if possible, we must first secure tremendous prayer backup to go where God leads us.
I also tell you this: If two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you.
Matthew 18:19 NLT
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
Ephesians 6:18 KJV
If you’ve taken it upon yourself to do something He has not clearly called you to do, the Lord may not intervene on your behalf when you’re in a position of needing help. You must repent and turn away to be released from the situation. You’ve got to know if God is calling you to do something and if He calls you, He enables and He equips. There is no power without the power of God. Our mission must be under the anointing of the Holy Spirit, energized, directed, and in total obedience to the Lord.
I can do all things THROUGH Christ which strengtheneth me.
Philippians 4:13 KJV
For I can do everything THROUGH Christ, who gives me strength.
Philippians 4:13 NLT
For with God nothing shall be impossible.
Luke 1:37 KJV
By the Grace of God, go we.