“Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if we live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.” Romans 8 V12-14 AKJV
To live is to know God. The Spirit of Christ Jesus lives, guides, comforts, strengthens, and all other things needed to those who will follow him-by faith.
Lord, help me to seek you this day, and every day. Amen
“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8 v1, 2 AKJV
With this, is there entitlement to live as we would to fulfil the desires of our earthly life without caution or consequence? Is not the ‘law of the Spirit’ more prevailing than law of sin and death? It is. Shall we turn off the parts we do not want to hear rather than seek what is right in the eyes of God.
Lord, forgive us, forgive me where I fail. Strengthen me in being an overcomer of my own thoughts in how they relate to the fix I see needed in this life on a daily basis and replace them with thoughts of your ways-even now forgive my doubt in the ability of me to do so. Let not the past control where I am headed today. Amen
“Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.” Revelation 3 v17, 18
Lord, this day again we start-looking to do what it is that we do. Let our eyes see by your Spirit the worthiness of where we are in this life-leading to the life of eternity. Help us to rise above what is the weightiness of this world as it stokes the fires that make us better in this journey.
“And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.” Revelation 5 v11, 12 AKJV
The reality of what is to come stands to reason by what has already been witnessed in the past, yet many still cannot see. Because some cannot see does not mean that it will not be seen.
Lord, let us this day stand by faith in knowing what you have promised in your word will come. Lord, this day we are thankful, so very, very thankful for what you have already done and that we have seen. Lord, open our eyes-our understanding ears-to what your Spirit is saying to the church. Amen
Three hundred fifty one days have passed after today in 2019. Should our God choose, three hundred and sixty five days will soon be passed of 2019, as we have witnessed for a lifetime. It is by faith and experience of life that we know this will come-even as we do not control the time-we trust.
“And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.” Revelation 5 v13 AKJV
Lord, as this day goes forward help me to realize it is more about you than all the things I encounter which would offer distraction from you. One day will come and all will see the relevance of seeking to live a good life, rather than one of all the gains of this world. Let those we walk near today see you in us, even as we take the stand necessary to be who you would have us to be, as we are at times compelled of our adversary to go farther than we should in our attempts to have others see/understand our thinking. Lord, I thank you for this day. Amen
“Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans. Jesus answered and said unto her,
If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.” John 4 v9, 10 AKJV
As we prepare to give gifts this season, if many knew of the gift of God whom has already been given, would they believe and ask-give me the living water?
Lord, I thank you for the gift of living water. Amen