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The Day is Coming – Are You Ready?

But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. 1 Thessalonians 5:1-3 NKJV

The Day of the Lord will be a joyous event for some.  Unfortunately, for a lot of others it will be terrible day.  Can you imagine how you might feel on that Day, if you were not a believer?  You’re minding your own business, working hard, and doing your own thing.

Wham!  The Lord shows up in a way that doesn’t seem possible.  Finally, you realize there is a God and you’ve been rejecting Him throughout your life!  What would you do?

That’s why it’s important for us, as believers, to share our faith whenever possible.  The people working right along side you need to know the truth.  Your neighbors need to know there is a day of judgment coming.  Your friends and family need to know this life isn’t about living for themselves.

David had gotten his eyes off of God and starting looking at how easy his enemies had it.  He complained how the enemy didn’t seem to have his kind of problems and how they had everything.  However, God touched his heart and helped him remember what’s coming for the wicked in the end.   Psalm 73:18-20 “Surely You set them in slippery places; You cast them down to destruction.  Oh, how they are brought to desolation, as in a moment! They are utterly consumed with terrors. As a dream when one awakes, So, Lord, when You awake, You shall despise their image.”

Have you ever considered why, the Lord allows the wicked to seemingly have everything they need?  Let’s think about it.  God is good.  God wants all His creation to come to Him and not perish.  God honors our decisions, whether we choose Him or not.  Perhaps God’s mercy gives them the best this life has to offer because for them it’s the closest they’ll ever get to experiencing  heaven.  Jesus taught in Matthew 5:43-45 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.” Therefore, let us carry out the command “Love your enemies” by having compassion on them.  We know what awaits those who shun God.  Pray for them, maybe your influence can help turn them to God.

The Day of the Lord will come “as a thief in the night”.  Does a thief call before hand to make sure you’re at home?  Of course not!  He comes when you’re not expecting it.   The bible teaches the Day of Lord will occur when we all least expect it.  For the Christian we are to be ready.

Are you ready?

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A Different Family Reunion

For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.   Therefore comfort one another with these words. 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18 NKJV

The Lords return will be a spectacular thing.  He will descend from heaven again, but this time with a shout heard all over the world!  His voice will carry so much power and authority it will be unlike anything we’ve ever experienced before.  Every person on the earth will see and hear this happen.

Think about those who are still alive when the Lord comes (and it could be you and me!).  They’ll get to see it all.  Not only will they witness this event first hand, they’ll be part of the unfolding scene.  It says in today’s verse those “who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air”.   The people of faith who died before the Lord’s return, will be with Him when He comes for the rest of us.  Some family reunions get pretty high, on alcohol, when they’re together.  None have gotten this high before!  This reunion will be flying high in the sky with our Lord, Jesus Christ holding us up!  Talk about a family reunion!

Why talk about when the Lord comes back?  What’s the big deal?  I came to know Christ through crisis.  As a result, it was hard for me to think about heaven and what it would be like when Christ came again.  All of my thoughts were spent on my current pain and trying to find a way out of that pain.  However, as the Lord began to heal, it was as if a veil was lifted and my eyes could now see beyond the pain.  Slowly and consistently, He began teaching me about eternity.

Now, after almost 6 years of walking with Christ, I rejoice as thoughts of heaven pass through my mind.  What a blessing, to be freed from the pain and able to see the wonderful future the Lord has in store for us after this life is over!   Look at the last part of today’s verse: “Therefore, comfort one another with these words.” Oh, what comfort they are!

 

Lord,we anxiously wait your coming again.  Thank you for loving us and calling us to you. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

 

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Death – Doorway to Heaven

But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 NKJV

No reason for sorrow that’s what the bible teaches regarding the death of our loved ones who believe in Christ.  This doesn’t mean we won’t be sad and miss them terribly when they’re gone.  But it does mean we don’t have to be overwhelmed with grief, sorrowing about their fate because we know where believers go after this life over – directly into the arms of Jesus!

I didn’t always have this attitude towards death. Early in my walk with the Lord, a co-worker friend of mine was battling cancer.  She was young, vibrant, cheerful, helpful and always friendly.  While she was with us, I often shared with her what I was learning about the God.  She had shared with me she was saved, but at the time it did not reassure me.  I wanted to know for sure.  When she died, I went to her funeral and I’m ashamed to say, I wasn’t joyful that she was now with the Lord.  Rather I was sorrowing and would not receive the comfort that others tried to give me at the time.

Examining what God’s Word says about this topic helped me understand. Let’s take a look at some of the verses I studied.

2 Corinthians 5:8 NKJV “We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.”  This verse couldn’t be any clearer.  If we’re in our body here and now we are absent with the Lord.  On the other hand, if we’re absent from our body, we are in the presence of the Lord.

Philippians 1:21 NKJVFor to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain”, this was Paul’s motto for his life.   We live to please the Lord.  We die to please the Lord as well.  For when we die, we go to Him.   When we see Him face to face in heaven, all our questions will be answered.  Every doubt we ever had, will no longer exist.  There will be no more pain, no more tears, He’ll wipe them all away!  If we could fully grasp this, surely we would rejoice when our beloved enter into His Kingdom!  How great that day will be!!

Our God is so good and He knows what each of us needs to go through, in order to know Him on a deeper level.  This experience brought me to a deeper realization that even when I want to know for certain if someone is saved or not, it’s not my responsibility to ensure they are saved — it’s God’s.  I am called to share God’s message of love and what the Lord has done for me and leave the rest to God.  He knows our hearts. He knows who are His.  Now, I have a deeper faith in God and trust He will save those who put their trust in Him.

How about you? Are you trusting Him? Are you rejoicing when a loved one goes to be with Him?

Thank you, Jesus, we have a place a heaven when we leave this world.  Thank you for loving us and securing our future home. Help to rejoice in this fact. In Jesus’ name we pray Amen.

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Let Jesus Shine Through Our Life by Example

But concerning brotherly love you have no need that I should write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another; and indeed you do so toward all the brethren who are in all Macedonia. But we urge you, brethren, that you increase more and more; that you also aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you, that you may walk properly toward those who are outside, and that you may lack nothing. 1 Thessalonians 4:9-12 NKJV

Taught by God not by man but taught by God Himself through His Holy Spirit. One of the things we always prayed when opening up our bible studies, was “Lord, thank you for teaching us by Your Spirit.  We are not taught by the words of man, but through your Holy Word by Your Holy Spirit.  Thank you for giving us Your light to guide us.”

It’s good to remember as we learn more about God, His character and His ways the Holy Spirit is the one revealing it to us.  Romans 8:16 NKJV says “The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God”. It’s not by our effort that we now understand.  It is simply because God choose to reveal Himself to us by His Spirit.

It’s much like how we’re saved.  It’s not because we did anything to deserve it.  We can not work to be saved.  We can not earn salvation by doing good deeds.  Salvation is a gift from God by grace, accepted by faith in Jesus Christ alone.  Ephesians 2:8 NKJV says “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God”.

As we increase more and more, as Paul mentions above, our lives shouldreflect more and more of our Lord Jesus Christ’s character.  From today’s verse, let’s look at the three examples:

1) Aspire to lead a quiet life. That’s a good goal.  When the aspiration is to live a quiet life, there’s no striving to get ahead at the office, do demanding your own way or arguing your point with others.  Instead, the priority is on living a quiet life, getting along with others.  Doesn’t that sound peaceful?  I believe when we live out what Matthew 22:39 NKJV says “You shall love your neighbor as yourself”, we will be living a quiet life.

2) To mind your own business. Oh, how difficult that it for some who like to gossip. My pastor once taught us an easy way to tell if you were involved in  gossip:  If you not part of the problem or the solution, you shouldn’t be talking about it.  That’s pretty easy.  If it’s not your problem and you have no part in  the solution, keep your mouth shut.  Oh, by the way, trying to pass on the juicy details as prayer request still counts as gossip!  The scripture that comes to  mind regarding this point, is Matthew 7:3-5 NKJV And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.”

3) To work with your own hands. You demonstrate your commitment to supporting yourself and your family.  The bible says those who are lazy shouldn’t eat.  That means each one must pull his/her own weight.  We all need to work.

Why do we need to understand all this? Each of us are living, breathing bibles.We are Christ’s witnesses to the world. When those on the outside look at your life, they should see Christ. Every day we’re alive, we should be  growing in Christ-like character. As we examine our walk, we look for ourselves to see Christ in our own life.

If we can’t see Christ, stop and ask what’s lacking? Am I depending on my efforts to understand God? Or am I relying on the Holy Spirit to reveal Himself to me? Am I aspiring to live a quiet life, minding my own business, working with my own hands? If not, why?

Lord Jesus, may you increase more and more in our life and we decrease.  Teach us how to lead a quiet life, mind our own business, and work with our own hands.  May our life be a shining light of your grace in us.  In your name we pray. Amen.

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Called to Holiness

Finally then, brethren, we urge and exhort in the Lord Jesus that you should abound more and more, just as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God; for you know what commandments we gave you through the Lord Jesus. For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality; that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, not in passion of lust, like the Gentiles who do not know God;  that no one should take advantage of and defraud his brother in this matter, because the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also forewarned you and testified.  For God did not call us to uncleanness, but in holiness.  Therefore he who rejects this does not reject man, but God, who has also given us His Holy Spirit. 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8 NKJV

Paul urges the Thessalonians to walk pleasing to God, for they know the commandments of the Lord.  Last time we read “If we love Him, we obey His commandments” ( John 14:15 NKJV ).  When our hearts are genuinely tuned into to God because we love Him, we will obey His commandments.  Jesus taught us His requirements are easy and light in Matthew 11:29-30 NKJV “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.””


God calls His chosen ones to be holy as He is holy.  Leviticus 19:2 NKJV ““Speak to all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘You shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy.” This process of being holy is called sanctification.  It’s a setting apart or making separate the people of God.  How are we set apart?  We are set apart by our lifestyles and our choices.


Let’s take a look at what Paul describes as sanctification or a call to be holy.  First he says abstain
from sexual immorality.  This seems like a no-brainer, doesn’t it?  There’s more to sexual immorality than just the act of sex outside of marriage though.  It’s about the condition of one’s heart and trying to fill a deep spiritual longing with something it was never meant to be filled with.  Sexual immorality doesn’t just happen.  You don’t wake up one day and say “I think I’ll go have sex with the next person I meet.”  It’s process of slowly giving yourself away, starting with your thought life.  If we start to think about something, and we allow ourselves to dwell on it, it begins to motivate us towards action. Perhaps we were hurt by our spouse, we dwell on the hurt long enough, the enemy plants lies like “you deserve better than this” and “he/she doesn’t really love you anyway” in your mind.  You start listening to those lies and in time you the lies become real to you.  Your feelings and pride start to kick in and you find yourself acting on those thoughts and feelings.  If you don’t catch this early in the thought phase, you’re bound to act out in ways you will regret later.  As a man thinks, so he is one proverb says.  Have you checked your thought life lately?


Next, Paul goes on to say we should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor.
The bible teaches us that our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit and our bodies are not our own. 1 Corinthians 6:19 NKJV “Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?” We were purchased by the precious blood of Christ and now God owns us.

We are His, not our own.  If we would remind ourselves that this body we live in is not our own, but rather God’s temple, we might be more willing to keep it clean, pure, and undefiled.  When you go to church (the building you worship in) do you bring your trash and dump trash on the floor?  Of course not!  Then, why do we allow garbage to clutter our minds when our body is the sacred temple of the Holy Spirit?  Really think about it….

God’s presence, the Holy Spirit, is in you.  He’s there when you are entertaining ungodly thoughts or committing a sexual immoral act.  That thought alone should help to quench the desire to fulfill your ungodly passion!  We are to walk by the Spirit and when we do we won’t fulfill the desires of the flesh.

How can a pure and holy God be coupled evil and darkness?  He can’t.  His light overpowers the darkness. Think about how darkness flees away, when we flip on a light switch.  Does darkness linger somewhere hidden in the light?  No way, it’s gone completely.  That’s how it should be with us, who say we are believers of Christ and have the Holy Spirit within us.  Romans 13:12 NKJV says “Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.” We are flooded with God’s light, therefore, darkness no longer exists in us.   That’s cause for rejoicing!!

Jesus commissioned Paul to turn people from darkness to light in Acts 26:18 NKJV “I now send you, to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.’”  We, too, are to be Christ’s witnesses, turning others from darkness to light, by living our lives sanctified by faith in Jesus and pleasing to God.

Lord Jesus thank you for the second chance at a pure life by faith in you.  In your precious name we pray. Amen.
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Good and Acceptable to God

Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:1-4 NKJV

What is good and acceptable to God our Savior?  Going to church every week, giving to charity regularly, reading your Bible and attending small group Bible Study are all good things.   But what makes these things acceptable?  Perhaps it is when we approach these things in prayer and seek God’s guidance before we do them.

God longs for us to turn to Him for everything.  He wants to talk with us on a regular basis and that’s what prayer is for.  Today’s verse addresses a few things to remember when we pray.

1) We are to give thanks. Being mindful of all that God has done for us, helps keep us grateful, so we are less likely to complain about all that isn’t going according to our plan.  Giving thanks also helps us recognize God is really in control.

2) We are to pray for those in authority over us.  This means we pray for our President, government officials, judges, and police officers.  We pray for our boss and our workplace’s management team.  We pray for our father and mother, too.  If we’re married, we pray for our husbands.  We ask for wisdom, knowledge and discernment so they may lead us according to God’s plan.

3) We are to pray for ourselves as well. We pray our lives are lived in godliness and reverence.  This may mean we pray we are obedient to God’s commands that our lives may reflect Christ in all we think, do and say.

4) We are to pray for those who don’t know the Lord yet. We pray their hearts and minds are open to hearing God’s Word so His truth can set them free.

 

In a nutshell, we are to pray always for all people everywhere.  How’s your prayer life?  Are you in constant communication with our Lord?

Lord, thank you for being in control.  Thank you for loving us and coming into our lives.  We ask for wisdom and discernment for all those in authority over us so they may lead us as you desire.  We pray we are obedient to your Word.  We ask you open the hearts and minds of those who haven’t given their lives to you yet.  In Jesus’ name Amen.

 

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Wondrous Things

Open my eyes, that I may see wondrous things from Your law. Psalm 119:18 NKJV

I have found for God to open my eyes to show me wondrous things from his law three things need to be true: desire, diligence and motive.  There must be a desire to want God.  There must be a determination to seek him.  The reason for the seeking must be of pure motive.

How can we want him if we don’t know him?  That’s why we read the Bible to get to know God better.  How can we seek him if we don’t seek him in his word?  Those found faithful in the small things will be given more.  Be consistent in your study of God’s word.  The more you show up in his word the more God reveals to you.

How do we know if our motives are pure?  One way is to ask yourself “Am I seeking to gain or to know? Do I want God to do something for me?  Or do I long to know him?”  We come to God because he is God not because we want something.  That’s not to say God doesn’t want to supply our wants desires and needs.  They just shouldn’t be the primary reason for coming to him.  If they are, don’t worry. God has a way of changing your motives over time.  He did for me!

I have found God is willing to open my eyes to wondrous things in his work when I approach with desire, diligence, and pure motives.  I hope you will join me in his word today.

Lord, thank you for being willing to reveal wondrous things to those who seek you.  Equip us with desire, diligence and pure motives towards you and your word.  In Jesus’ name Amen.

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The Tuxedo

Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who has 
loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace,  
comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work. 
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 NKJV
 

This amazing God, who loved us while we were yet sinners and died on our behalf 
that we might live in Him, not only gives us everlasting consolation and hope by grace, 
but He comforts our hearts and established us in every good word and work.  
 

He has taken care of everything that prevents us from a right relationship with Him.  
Look at Isaiah 61:10 NKJV: I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, My soul shall be 
joyful in my God; For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has 
covered me with the robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with 
ornaments, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.”  He made it possible 
for imperfect man to stand before perfect God, by clothing us with Jesus Christ’s 
righteousness.  He loaned us the tuxedo so we could be presentable at the wedding 
feast.  Only we never have to give the suit back, it’s ours to keep forever.  His 
generosity knows no bounds.  
 

Lord Jesus, thank you for your righteousness that clothes us.  Thank you for 
comforting out hearts with an everlasting hope.  May we accept your righteousness 
as simply as one might put on a suit.  Thank you for all you have done for us.  
In your name, Jesus. Amen.
 

Have you accepted His gift of eternal life yet?  If not, what’s holding you back?  Slip 
on Jesus Christ and be confident standing before God in His righteousness.  

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A Modern Christmas Miracle

Miracles come in different packages.  Some miracles may simply be someone “showing up” at an appropriate time to help.  Others might be obedience to God’s prompting resulting in a blessing for someone who needed it.

 

 

I wanted to share my story of a Christmas miracle that happened when we “adopted-a-family” at Christmas time.  Usually, the family is a single mother, raising multiple kids on her own.  However, this year was starting to look like we missed the opportunity to help.

We got off to a late start and didn’t contact our church as early as we normally do.  I called the church anyway and hoped there was still time.  Unfortunately, the woman at church explained, the program had closed and all families on the list were already matched up with folks to provide for them.  “However” she said, “I’ll take your name and number, just in case we get another call.”


I was disappointed we hadn’t called earlier, but God is so good.  He arranged everything.  You see, at the very moment I was speaking with the woman at church, another woman was leaving a voice mail message saying she needed assistance. Within the next hour, I received a phone call from our church saying there was someone who needed help!  God knew our heart and desire to give even though it was last minute on our part He arranged the circumstance to allow us to bless someone.  But that’s not the best part!

 

 

When I visited with Carol, the woman we were providing for, she had told me about her miracle.  Earlier that day, Carol was in the parking lot of the small apartment complex where she lived.  She happened to be talking with a neighbor about her dire situation, while standing behind a parked car.  She didn’t know at the time, there was a woman sitting in the parked car, waiting to back out of the parking space.  After some time went by, Carol finally saw she was keeping this woman from leaving and quickly ran to her car window to apologize for delaying her.

The woman in the car said “No worries.  I’m supposed to give this to you” and she handed Carol a scrap of paper with Saddleback Church’s phone number on it.  Carol thanked the woman and stepped back allowing her to back out of the parking space.  Carol had never heard of Saddleback Church, but decided to call them anyway.

Back in her apartment, with her three kids and two little dogs, she called the number.  Not knowing what she would say really, except that she needed help, the phone rang and rang and rang.  Finally, she received a voice mail message saying to leave her information and someone would get back to her, which she did.  She let out a sign, figuring it was probably too late anyway and went about her business.

Carol was so surprised when I called her just a couple hours later!  I explained our plan for provision and made arrangements to meet her later that evening.   My 12 year old son and I went to meet Carol and her kids around 8pm that night.   When we met we embraced and the tears of gratefulness began to flow.  Carol was amazed at what God had done!  I was thankful to be used to convey God’s blessing to her and her family.


It’s a beautiful thing being used by God.  Listening to His prompting and following through.  You just never know who will be blessed by your obedience.  In this case, we were able to bless a struggling single mom and her three kids.  In return, we were blessed knowing they would have a Merry Christmas after all.

 

May Jesus be your miracle this Christmas!

 

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All About Love

Now may our God and Father Himself, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way to you. And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another and to all, just as we do to you, so that He may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all His saints. I Thessalonians 3:11-13 NKJV

Paul’s prayer for the Thessalonians is they may increase and abound in love to one another. Why is loving one another so important?  Can’t I just live my life to myself, without hurting anyone else?  Not if we say we’re followers of Christ. Jesus said we’d be known by our love.  By this the world will know we are His disciples, if we love each other ( John 13:35 NKJV ).  If we love Him, we obey His commandments ( John 14:15 NKJV ).  If we love Him, we abide in Him (1 John 4:16 NKJV ).  If we love, we put God on display in our life.  1 John 4:12 NKJV “No one has seen God at anytime. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us.”

Notice how each sentence began with “if”.  That means love is a choice.  If we say we belong to Christ, love is the evidence.

Love sets the precedent.  Let’s look at 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 NKJV definition of love:

“Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”

Here’s quick test to see how well you are loving.  Try reading these verses again and this time substitute your name in place of the word love.  This will usually point out any areas in your life where you’re not being loving.

When you discover you’re not loving the way it’s described here, don’t get discouraged, angry or frustrated, but rather take it to the Lord in prayer.  Ask Him to help you be loving and by His spirit dwelling in you, He will answer that prayer because it’s aligned with His will. Try it for yourself!

Paul also prays God will establish their hearts blameless in holiness.  Does your heart ever condemn you?  Mine does.  But guess what?  I don’t have to listen to it, for I know it’s flawed.  Even when my heart condemns me, I remember there is no condemnation in Christ Jesus ( Romans 8:1 NKJV ). Therefore, I know condemnation isn’t from God and I reject it.

That’s a good example of why we need to read God’s Word on a regular basis.  If our thoughts don’t align with God’s truth, we reject them.  This is what it means to take our thoughts captive and make them obedient to Christ.  Without God’s truth hidden in our hearts and mind, how can we measure our thoughts against them?

In conclusion, we have read that love sets the precedent.  By our love the world will see God on display.  Though our hearts may condemn us, we are blameless before God because Christ’s death on the cross paid for our sins.  All charges against us have been dropped, so any condemnation is also rejected.  The more we hide God’s Word in our hearts and minds, the more we align ourselves with God’s perfect will.

How are you doing today? Are you aligned with His will?

Thank you, Jesus, for clearing the charges against us. Thank your for setting us free from condemnation. Thank you for showing us how to love and giving us the power to love by your spirit living in us. In your precious name we pray. Amen.

 

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