June 8, 2019
God, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer's; he makes me tread on my high places. Habakkuk 3:19 ESV
Barak didn’t take the lead when it was expected of him and the kudos went to a woman. No biggie, just saying… Enemies of God and His people are cursed unless they repent.
People have a choice everyday to choose folly or the ways of the Lord. The Lord is not pleased with complacency over living in faith and doing the work of the ministry. Only by the Spirit of God is life fruitful for those who choose wisely.
We are the laborers being the Sent Ones on behalf of the Lord God, Almighty. I can be a lamb and go out to where there are wolves for the Lord is my Shepherd and will protect me. Lord, lead me to the houses of peace. I am to eat what is set before me and this has been a challenge in some of the places I have been! Again, the Lord protects me.
19 Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you. 20 Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”
Eternal life is the goal. We can do all kinds of works, those that even bear fruit, yet if we are not heart connected to the Lord, subjected to Him so we receive eternal life, what’s the point?
As a Believer I must be that good Samaritan and show mercy. Again, I can do all the good works there are to do yet if I choose works over sitting in the Presence of God, I am missing it all. There is a time for everything under heaven. Eternal life is my goal which means I do it God’s way.
Meditate & Apply: Let my life be fruitful in the work of the ministry yet I must not put ministry over my relationship with my Lord. I can only be successful if led by the Spirit. The Lord truly is my Shepherd. Keep heart connected to my God.
Great message on priorities, balance is so important! Works over relationship-definitely one that needs balance, and it's so easy to get so involved it leaves no time.
Amen! Really brings in to focus on what is important! Jesus!!!
If I'm not sitting in the presence of God, everything else will be striving.