Posts in Sabra-Breaktime
Discipline Matters

One of the greatest ways to grow in the Lord is to receive His discipline and grow from our mistakes. An undisciplined child walks a difficult path in this life as they live with a heart that finds is difficult to receive correction and a mentality of, “I do what I want when I want.”

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Breaktime: The One Constant

The Lord stands with those who are His children and His daily interaction with us brings us constant deliverance. Many of us may be experiencing the daily Daniel and the Lion’s den struggle. We may feel like life is a constant battle surrounded by the enemy and yet we are not being overcome.

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Breaktime: The Answer for Stress

Jesus is our peace and when we seek Him, we find all He offers. There is a different future for those who are awakened and assured of the presence of His peace. The strength we receive along the way derives itself from who or what we are in quest of. When we walk along the way with Jesus, stress is diverted because of His presence.  

 

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Breaktime: Prosperity

There is no surprise to find a wicked man flourishing and boasting of his own power. To the wicked, the ego needs to be fed and nourished. The ego sends the wicked into a ruthless state trying to flourish in their limited life. The only thing they see is what’s here and now, not giving mind to eternity. They are interested in building their own kingdom here with no regard to the need of others.

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Breaktime:

“Hope in the Lord and keep his way. He will exalt you to inherit the land; when the wicked are destroyed, you will see it.” Psalm 37:34

Is there any greater feeling of despair than hopelessness? When we lose hope, our spirit can become crushed and it is difficult to breathe life into a soul which has been crushed. David tells us to hope in the Lord and keep his way and then in God’s timing, we will see the victory.

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Breaktime: What Job Knew

“but the Lord will not leave them in the power of the wicked or let them be condemned when brought to trial.” Psalm 37:33

The Lord may allow trials to come but we will not be overcome by the power of the wicked. There are many promises living in the soul of the believer that will give us encouragement for the day. It may appear the power of the wicked is overcoming but the power of the Lord is present and stronger.

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Breaktime: Growing Irritation

“The wicked lie in wait for the righteous, intent on putting them to death...” Psalm 37:32

What an evil outlook on life to lie in wait for the righteous. Evil can’t stand in partnership with righteousness for there is a constant irritation for evil in the presence of goodness, it is a rub. When good people meet wicked people, evilness cringes. Cain slew Abel for no other reason than his brothers righteous act.

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Breaktime: Motive Matters

“The law of their God is in their hearts; their feet do not slip.” Psalm 37:31  

The law is written on our hearts to keep us from falling as it points in the direction we need to go. God’s Holy Word living in our hearts will keep us from slipping. For the heart is where the “why” is determined, and this is where the Word of God lives.  

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Breaktime: Living in the Promises

“The righteous will inherit the land and dwell in it forever.” Psalm 37:29 

 David lived and counted on the promises of God as he built his life according to what he knew God promised to do. He promised the land of Israel and a physical dwelling place, and David trusted God so much even in his trials that he ran to the promises of God. This could be another reason he was known as a man after God’s own heart.

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Breaktime: Letting Go of Evil

Turn from evil and do good; then you will dwell in the land forever. Psalm 37:27

We are surrounded by evil every day and while some is obvious, some not so much. Evil can sneak in and deceive us into believing and justifying its action. However, we are tempted but the promise is God will provide a way out for us.

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Breaktime: Always Generous

They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be a blessing. Psalm 37:26

When we are blessed, we become generous in giving. The motive behind our giving is we realize how much we have received. We no longer want to hold tightly but open our hands and allow generosity because of our nature.

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The Wisdom of Old

David now an old man has had many experiences and has walked closely with the Lord. His mature strength has witnessed God keeping His people protected. He has seen many in great need emotionally and physically and yet has witnessed God’s faithfulness.

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Don’t we all love watching a baby take their first steps? They are usually encouraged by a loving parent holding their hands out anticipating their first steps.

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