April 14, 2019
Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, 1 Corinthians 15:1, 3-4 ESV
It is good to journal and this is something I have not done much in my life. Writing my story to pass down to my children would probably be a good thing to do and I should put that on my life plan.
ALL idolatry must be driven out of our camp (church) from peoples lives! We need a holy place of worship for the Lord. Idols cause people to fall away from God in sin.
There is a big difference between befriending someone for the purpose of sharing the Gospel but our close friends should only be people of like faith because otherwise we will be influenced by the world that is in the control of the devil and his devices. Living in the wisdom and knowledge of the Lord is the greatest way to have success. “…in abundance of counselors there is victory.” Making decisions without seeking wise counsel is foolish and costs if not actually bringing disaster. “Not my will but Yours Lord be done.” I must do all I can to rescue people from death for I will have to answer to the Lord if I ignore this. The wisdom of God is sweet just like honey. I am not to rejoice when even the evil fall. I have to say this is not an easy task especially when people do evil things to others. Correct when correction is needed and be honest in everything. Laziness destroys what a person has been blessed with. Thank You Lord for your grace of strength upon my life.
As a Believer, I am required to live life in humility, gentleness, patience, forbearance and love on behalf of the Lord as I am His ambassador (as are all Believers). This maintains the unity of the Spirit in us all. Each of us has grace to do so. The Lord gave gifts so His body (us) could be raised up to maturity and equipped for every good work He directs us to. Again, it is stated that I must speak the truth in love. My mind must be renewed as I am a new creation through the blood of Yeshua. This means truly living my life in righteousness and holiness. Do everything and anything possible to give absolutely no place to the devil!
Meditate & Apply: Work towards writing down my journey with the Lord. I know this is not the time right now but if I don’t plan it, it won’t happen. Confront when needed if idolatry comes into our church. I thank God for those who speak into our lives for it is such a protection! Likewise, with the wisdom of the Lord I must correct in love when necessary. I am to live the way the Lord does. Yes, WWJD?
Yes Lord, help us be good ambassadors today and do what you've called us to do.
Thank you for your clear and transparent sharing today, Pastor Terry. God's got our kids no matter what country they're in!
Than you and yes re: my kids! Thank You Lord for jets to get us places quickly!