I am not abandoned; nor any of my brothers and sisters in Christ. We are His inheritance. We are His Joy and the delight of His heart.
“For the LORD will not abandon His people, Nor will He abandon His inheritance.” Psalms 94:14 AMP
I am determined to not be conformed to the patterns of this world. We, the Body of Christ, will renew our minds through the Word of God and by our surrender to the Holy Spirit. We will be blessed with a discernment that will assure us the will of God so that we can live every day delightfully and pleasing His wonderful heart.
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”Romans 12:2 ESV
God is telling me to stretch out those areas that are withered. So I stretch out my thoughts and my actions. We as a church are stretching out every organ of ours to submit to His Word. We choose obedience than sacrifice. We choose to rise above our weaknesses because His strength brings power, soundness and fruitfulness.
“And after looking around at them all he said to him, “Stretch out your hand.” And he did so, and his hand was restored.” Luke 6:10 ESV
In Christ, I am given a supernatural ability to be kind in the midst of odds and shattering experiences. Every member in the Body of Christ is raised up by the Holy Spirit to embrace His forgiveness. Just like Mary poured out the alabaster oil at the feet of Jesus; we are people who will hold on to His love and shower it just like He wants us to. Every rift and bitterness that the enemy has planted; and every open door that anyone in the Body of Christ has opened for him; today, we take authority and seal them shut with the Blood Jesus Christ. Young and old, are wrapped with the extravagant love of the Father.
“But instead be kind and affectionate toward one another. Has God graciously forgiven you? Then graciously forgive one another in the depths of Christ’s love.”Ephesians 4:32 TPT
This life we live is all about Jesus. He alone is the synonym of love. He lived a life of unblemished love. The Love He poured out isn’t flimsy, but Powerful. Not just emotional, but transforming. Even when I stumble in loving people that hurt me and misuse me; I will not stay fallen. But will be bold to rise again, consistently and constantly. When everything in my heart shouts out, “this whole love thing is just impossible and not doable”, I will disregard such a thought immediately, and look up on the cross, which took away my doom. Then I will walk to that grave to see the stone of resistance rolled away. I will stand in there till I hear Him call my name and say, “I have risen above your hurt and pain; so that you can love not to fulfill obligations, but in freedom”.
“Love never stops loving. It extends beyond the gift of prophecy, which eventually fades away. It is more enduring than tongues, which will one day fall silent. Love remains long after words of knowledge are forgotten.” 1 Corinthians 13:8 TPT
We are saved to lean and depend on Him for every single thing. However silly this may sound and be, that’s exactly what Jesus desires out of each of our lives. Even if we have to do this alone, we will choose to always be in His presence. Like a man of great faith once said, “We are in a hurry but God is not”. Let us often remind our souls to never rush. Because eternity is beyond comprehension and we have time to always follow the will of God. We will only hurry when we are clear enough to do His perfect will, else, till we hear from God we will not move an ounce to take matters into our own hands. If we have to wait, we will serve, worship and trust. But will avoid falling into the pit of doing things out of our intellectual understanding from the word of God or from the wisdom of this world.
“Now at this time Jesus went off to the mountain to pray, and He spent the whole night in prayer to God.” Luke 6:12 AMP
The Body of Christ will not just live by Words; but with great faith. Our faith will always be accompanied by the actions inspired by the Holy Spirit. Then will our teachings in the Word of God resound to the ends of the World. God will empower us to apply every revelation He has given to us. Yes, we struggle in our old nature but He who lives in us is greater than the old self. Since the Word of God is becoming flesh in us; great works of the Holy Spirit will happen in us and though us.
“For the word of the Lord has resounded from you and has echoed [like thunder], not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but in every place [the news of] your [great] faith in God has spread, so that we never need to say anything about it.” 1 Thessalonians 1:8 AMP
I am not going to compromise in living by His standards. Even when I am weak and fall short, I am being equipped enough, to learn from my mistakes and unfaithfulness. Christ lives in me and I am His dwelling place. I live with an unbroken fellowship with Him and others who have given themselves wholly to His Lordship. I will guard my heart from the filth of this world; from people who are vulnerable to enemy’s tactics; not with ‘disconnection’ but rising to embrace the protection of the Holy Spirit. I will not waste my time. I will be a soldier who takes up the sword and stays alert. When I cooperate with the Holy Spirit; God will cleanse me not only from the stains of sin but also from its manifestation.
“but if we [really] walk in the Light [that is, live each and every day in conformity with the precepts of God], as He Himself is in the Light, we have [true, unbroken] fellowship with one another [He with us, and we with Him], and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin [by erasing the stain of sin, keeping us cleansed from sin in all its forms and manifestations].” 1 John 1:7 AMP
Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control are the profound ’emotions’ of My Father. This is how He behaves with me. Abiding in Him and practicing to be in His presence, I am not just running the race anyhow, but closer to Him. The closer anything gets to the Sun; it starts to melt, reflect and brighten. So is when I get closer the Son of God. The Holy Spirit will melt away my old nature and crucify it on the cross. He will start to reflect His fruitfulness in me and through me. Then my righteousness will shine bright as daylight. These emotions of God will be my reflection and guardians all the days of my life.
“But the fruit of the Spirit [the result of His presence within us] is love [unselfish concern for others], joy, [inner] peace, patience [not the ability to wait, but how we act while waiting], kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature together with its passions and appetites.” Galatians 5:22-24 AMP