SEPARATING THE SPIRITUAL FROM THE PHYSICAL
THE HIDDEN MEANING
In these next scriptures, we at VAL-TE’ believe helps us let go of expectations so that when things don’t go as planned or expected, there is not disappointment; instead, there is hope in knowing that everything happens for a reason and has its own timing. Then Nebuchadnezzar went near the mouth of the burning fiery furnace and spoke, saying, “Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, servants of the Most High God, come out, and come here.” Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego came from the midst of the fire. And the satraps, administrators, governors, and the king’s counselors gathered together, and they saw these men on whose bodies the fire had no power; the hair of their head was not singed nor were their garments affected, and the smell of fire was not on them. Nebuchadnezzar spoke, saying, “Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, who sent His Angel and delivered His servants who trusted in Him, and they have frustrated the king’s word, and yielded their bodies, that they should not serve nor worship any god except their own God! Therefore I make a decree that any people, nation, or language which speaks anything amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made an ash heap; because there is no other God who can deliver like this.” Daniel 3: 26-30 NKJV
SURRENDER – Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double –minded. Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. James 4: 7-10 NIV
Job 22: 21-30 – Now, Job, make peace with God and stop treating him like an enemy; if you do, then he will bless you. Accept the teaching he gives; keep his words in your heart. Yes, you must humbly return to God and put an end to all the evil that is done in your house. Throw away your gold; dump your finest gold in the dry steam bed. Let Almighty God be your gold, and let him be silver piled high for you. Then you will always trust in God and find that he is the source of your joy. When you pray, he will answer you, and you will keep the vows you made. You will succeed in all you do, and light will shine on your path. God brings down the proud and saves the humble. He will rescue you if you are innocent, if what you do is right. GNT
Trusting God With Everything (To rely solely on Him) – We at VAL-TE’ also believe to acknowledge Immanuel, which means to observe Him and get to know Him in the process of living. Whenever we surrender in faith to what life presents us, we surrender to God, letting Him know we acknowledge that we are human beings and He is God Almighty. Surrender is not giving up on changing things, settling for what happens; it is an active act of worship recognizing that there are things beyond our control.