Our delusions are exposed as we continue seeking to deal with our strongholds, our hurts, habits and even seeking to find a loophole to step outside of Holiness just to please those who remain in, and of, the world. The world has forgotten GOD. Have we unwittingly allowed ourselves to be influenced by the world?
When facing condemnation, we may tell ourselves, "Do better and the guilt will go away!" But HIS Word teaches us to look to HIM, our LORD and our SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST, and to The Cross so that guilt may be washed away!
HIS Word tells us to look to CHRIST’S Victory on Calvary. It says, know yourself to be in HIM and thus dead to sin and alive to GOD!
When feeling worthless, we may tell ourselves, "Be good!" The Word of GOD says to see CHRIST and see HIS Righteousness imputed to you so that you measure up in every way in HIM and are of immeasurable value!
When tempted to give up and give in, we may tell ourselves, "Hang in there!" GOD teaches us to draw Strength, Guidance and Joy from HIM! From HIS HOLY GHOST which dwelleth in us!
Is your walk one that forgets GOD or HIS Word? Have you learned to focus on the Victory that JESUS CHRIST has already won and are you rejoicing in it? Do not allow the yourself to fall victim of peer pressure, wanting to be “liked” or wanting to be like anyone else. Stand out. Speak up. Shine for The LORD and leave a lasting impression of JESUS on those who come into contact with you.
Heavenly FATHER, Thank YOU LORD, for all of the many Blessings that YOU so generously pour out amongst each of us on a daily basis. Oh, we Praise YOU for the chance YOU grant us just to get closer to YOU each day that YOU allow us to remain here on this earth. Forgive us LORD JESUS, for allowing this world and the worldly to influence us, our thinking, our habits, ways and even our emotional bond to the things of this world. We know exactly what we do LORD and we beg YOUR Forgiveness. Please allow YOUR HOLY GHOST to lead us & guide our steps along this path YOU have planted our feet on. We Pray to YOU in YOUR Holy Name JESUS. Amen.
Reading Judges 7:1-25 this morning….