May 22, 2019
For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. Galatians 5:13 ESV
First fruits to God. Next fruits to us. We must muster (gather, like we do for intercessory prayer) to stay in the battle for souls! It is wise to read the Word after a victory so we know it is God who gives it to us and not, we, ourselves! You Lord are worthy of all honor, praise and worship!
Thank You for not being angry towards us but instead loving us with all or Your Being! You are my strength and song and blessed me with salvation. Once again, I am to honor my God for He alone is truly worthy.
Lord, may my obedience not ever produce dead works. As we serve others, it pleases the Lord. Not being sluggish towards spiritual matters produces an earnestness for hanging on to hope that leads to the inheritance of the promises of God through faith and patience. I can’t leave out within my soul that it takes patiently waiting for the promises to come to pass is how I receive them as I stand in faith. I never have an excuse for not believing/trusting God because it is impossible for Him to lie. This to me is the key to the entire Bible. Only Truth is in God.
Meditate & Apply: Any win I have is because the Lord has graced me to have it. The proper response is yes to thank Him, but also praise, worship and honor Him. This is why I think the feasts are so important because it is time given just to celebrate the goodness of God. Lord, I know at this time my serving is so much different than it has been in the past. This season is not for physical labor but spiritual labor so when I speak, preach, pray, counsel, etc. let me do it in the power of You so that I please You in my serving others. You can never lie. All of Your Word is truth.
Trust in God. If not, what do we believe? Why would it "work"? Why should we get upset? This a.m. as I was just being quiet before the Lord, I was reminded that though I could not trust in people, I could still trust in God. Amen! Otherwise, He's not really in control and I must be doing everthing! Laughable!
I agree, It is wise to read the Word after a victory so we know it is God who gives it to us and not, we, ourselves! The word helps to keep us humble, out of pride and away from falling!
Not being sluggish towards spiritual matters produces an earnestness for hanging on to hope that leads to the inheritance of the promises of God through faith and patience. - Wow this paragraph is a sermon (-:
I like good sermons!
Hallelujah! We serve the God of Truth!