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For the Lord thy God is a consuming fire

Duet. 4:24 says it all. The Lord your God is a consuming fire. Are there times when you will look around and say where is God at? You will think He is so far away. Because you're struggling with a problem you just can't be rid of, even though you have fought with all your might to overcome, but still no victory. Does the road look to long or too high? Do you think to yourself I just can't do it, I'll never be able to have the victory? You say, oh well this is my lot in life. I guess this is the way I'll be till I die. Or you have said, life is to hard, I give up.

Well have I got good news for you. Our God is a consuming fire. He wants to burn up your problems to get them out of your life. He is waiting to consume your situation no matter what it is. It is all up to you. He is waiting for us to hand it over to him and when we do He will take it and burn it out of our lives.

Take forgiveness for example: We can say oh I forgive them because the Word says to forgive …

If it's screaming don't answer it!

It's hard to get away from all the noise in life and find that place of peace and serenity. The world screams. Our own thoughts will scream. Addictions scream. The enemy will scream to get our attention. We try hard to shut it out. But the noise can be relentless at times.

Is there any thing that is screaming in your life today? Is nicotine screaming in your life? Is alcohol screaming in your life? Could worry be screaming in your life? Is depression screaming in your life? How do we combat the screams? How do we stop the noise?

Here is an idea. One that God had to teach me. When it screams don't answer it! Don't pacify it! Don't cater to it! Don't react to it! Don't respond to it! Know this, if it is screaming it is not of God. If it is demanding your attention and you know that it's intention is to bring you heartache, pain or even possible death, it is not the voice of God but the lies of the enemy.

I want to encourage you as well as challenge you to ta…