There are some scars of course that serve as markers along the path of our spiritual journey. However, beneath many scars are unhealed wounds, which if left unattended, may lead to stunted spiritual growth.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. – Romans 8:28 (NIV) As believers, we can step out each day in faith and thanksgiving, knowing that whatever we face today, God has got it covered. This kind ofContinue reading “Partnering With God”
Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. 8 And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it. John 2:7-8 Isn’t it interesting that the servants were the only participants and witnesses to the first miracleContinue reading “Following Jesus’ Instructions“
Ugliness, previously hidden by darkness was now illuminated. God, however, was not perturbed. Day two was coming. Instead, He focused on His day one accomplishment, namely, the production of light, and it was good. He worked on each created feature, one day at a time, celebrating each of His accomplishments: “he saw that it was good”.
When we walk in obedience to Him, the love of God will be perfected in us. That is because there is a relationship between our obedience and our love for God and by extension others. This love perfected in us does not make us sinless, but rather we will sin less as we grow in maturity in Christ.
God was saying to the Israelites, that these perceived impossible events might occur, however, His compassion towards His people can never be remove. His faithful love for them can never be shaken. As it was with the Israelites, so it is with us. God’s steadfast love for us is more certain than the stability and strength of the mountains and the hills.
Are you familiar with Ephesians 6:10-18? Most intercessors are. This passage of scripture outlines the pieces of the Armor of God, which the believer should put on as they prepare to fight against the spiritual forces of darkness.
On the front patio leading to my apartment I proudly display my spider plant. This plant is proof that regardless of how grim the circumstances may appear, we should not quit, neither should we allow our perceived limitations to prevent us from walking into our purpose.
All these practices are godly, and encouraged. However, let us be careful that they do not become meaningless rituals used in our attempts to manipulate God into granting us our wishes.
May we receive the gift of sight today, so we can see Him, and “the things which God hath prepared for them that love him”. May we also be able to see the any sin in our hearts and repent, so that the work of God can be accomplished within us.