April 25, 2019
To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. Colossians 1:27-28 ESV
I like that in Hebrew the word commandments translates as Words so it is the Ten Words of God. The Lord listens to the intercessions of His people. It is always good to remember all the Lord has done for us. All of the Word of the Lord is to be kept by me, not just what I want or think important enough to do. The eyes of the Lord are always upon Israel. Obedience to the Lord brings great harvest. Thank You Lord that we are experiencing rainy season. Lord, let us be an obedient people that You would drive out those who want to do evil to us. I am to take and possess all the good my Lord gives to me.
26 “See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse: 27 the blessing, if you obey the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today, 28 and the curse, if you do not obey the commandments of the Lord your God, but turn aside from the way that I am commanding you today, to go after other gods that you have not known.
There is strength in numbers whether used for good or bad yet the Lord can save by many or few.
1 Thessalonians 1
It is good to give thanks for all who do the Lord’s work. The effective Word comes in power with the Holy Spirit. It should bring conviction for change and turning more to God. Communities know who the people of faith are located.
Meditate & Apply: Live the blessing and run from the curse! The blessing from obedience to my God always brings an abundant harvest. Working together to bring others to faith is wise. People in our community watch Believers to see if they live the life. The Word of God must be preached to cause change in our lives.
I love how the church sign says that we are a church that prays. The performance stone in my life is crumbling at a faster rate! Praise God!
We need Him. We need each other. We only grow through constant encouragement, choosing to rely on God and EVERYTHING He gave us to be free and stay free. Amen!
Yes, I need to keep all the word, not just what I like. I give you thanks for Pastors today Lord! Strengthen all who are working this weekend with the youth.
I am to take and possess all the good my Lord gives to me. Yes and amen...