FAITH CAPSULE: Disregarding God is snubbing God.
God alone has brought you this far in the journey of life, the testimony of giving regards to God instead of snubbing God.
Are you snubbing God by not looking up to Him?
There is no reasonable excuse to be looking outside of God, for His goodness and mercy over your life. Hebrews 12:2 records for learning to understand and know that, “Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” For every reasonable acclaimed believer that is not looking up to God is taking a position of snubbing God.
In your journey of life this far, looking out to see the works created by His word testifies that God is near, the reason not to be snubbing God continually. Psalm 75:1 testifies, “…For Your wondrous works declare that Your name is near.” Give your attention to God for His creation of wondrous works by His word.
Focusing on God to be hearing from Him is not snubbing directions in God’s word.
Focusing on God by not snubbing God’s word is engaging a glorious destiny.
Disengaging God’s word is snubbing God for self-destruction. One with the choice of snubbing the word of God is snubbing one’s glorious destiny.
Are you snubbing God, positioning yourself for destruction?
Among experiences of snubbing God for glorious destiny are written for our learning through the pages of the Bible.
Doubting God is snubbing God:
God does not waste His word, He does not exaggerate or deceive, and there is no reason for anyone to doubt Him.
Lack of faith is snubbing God. Jesus identified doubt of Peter when he was about to drown in his attempt to walk on the water as Jesus did. Matthew 14:31 records, “…Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”
Believers want to speak with power, to move a mountain but full of doubt, snubbing God’s word.
Does that speak to you?
Disregarding God’s word is snubbing God:
Watching and praying is the word of God’s direction for all to obey without ceasing as 1 Thessalonian 5:17 admonishes, “pray without ceasing.”
Just like Apostle Paul, are living a life of prayer continually, according to God’s word? Paul buttresses in Acts 6:4, “but we will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word.”
Apostle Paul gave himself to prayer according to God’s word, once he could not become a victim of prison life.
Paul’s journey of life records how unceasing prayer delivered him, “But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was a great earthquake so that the foundations of the prison were shaken, and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed.” (Acts 16:25-26)
Giving self to prayer is focusing on God, not snubbing God.
Prayer for today: Ask God not to be disregarding Him all the days of your life.