Are you surrendering daily to the Will of GOD? The Will of GOD that is only revealed in Scripture? GOD’S Will is already revealed in Scripture and HE has already spoken, so don’t go looking for signs & wonders or dreams & visions. Don’t be deceived by the devil!!
Are you striving to do HIS Will? Are you surrendering your character defects to HIM? Are you learning to rely on HIM instead of sin or self? Are you becoming more Loving, more Caring? Is your pride being replaced by humility? Are you asking GOD for Strength when tempted and finding HIM a very present help in time of trouble? Have you become more Honest, Faithful, Reliable and Stable? Is the experience of GOD’S Mercy helping you become Merciful? Has HIS Forgiveness helped you to forgive others? Are you finding yourself Trusting GOD more often and in new ways? Are you finding an attitude of gratitude rather than a spirit of self-pity? Do you pray for others? Are you making amends? Do you engage in daily self-examination and promptly confess any failures you find?
Praise GOD if your answers to these questions encourage you. If you see areas where things are not as they should be, do not despair. Most of us have been in conflict with GOD’S Will for many years. Your physical birth involved a process that took some nine months; your spiritual birth may also require time, and lots of it. Keep Trusting and Obeying GOD, along with staying in HIS Word. Know that the safest place in this world is in GOD’S Will. Narrow & difficult is the path to Freedom which you must walk or lose your way. To serve self instead of GOD is to guarantee failure. The rewards of faithfully Trusting and Obeying HIM are great beyond anything you could ever imagine! Trust & Obey! There is no other way! Keep moving forward! Persevere!
Dear Heavenly FATHER, Please grant me the Grace of Spiritual Life. I promise to keep seeking until I find and Trust YOUR promise that if I do, I will be Blessed. Please grant me the Wisdom, Patience, and Courage to persevere. Thank YOU, LORD, for all of the many Blessings YOU give to each of us on a daily basis. Oh Dear JESUS, it is in YOUR Mighty and Precious Name I Pray. Amen.
Reading Hebrews 3:1-19 this morning….