September 20, 2020
If ou are following Good, the Holy Spirit will always lead you to follow and you would want His Word to saturate you. As you are saturated, you will want to be closer and closer to Him. You are human as the Israelites were and yet they saw miracles that surpasses understanding and they still did not stay with the God of their Father's. They still walked in doubt. It is hard to believe after all God did for them in Egypt and on their way to the promise land that they would doubt God and rebelled against Him. If you stray from our Father, then you tend to forget the things He has done because you choose to not remember. Do you see what happened to the Israelites for doubting God, they changed the course of their lives and paid for those mistakes by wondering around the dessert for 40 years. We are a lot like the Israelites. We often want things that are not God's will for us and we become empty when we have too much and don't follow Him. We get busy and think we can rely on our memory of what we read or heard of God to bring us through. You won't make it, only through God can you move in the direction He wants you to.
September 13, 2020
If you want discernment in your life then you need the Holy Spirit. With discernment from God you will see the truth. To have this in your life you have to seek God on a regular basis. Not only read the Word which anyone can do, but you must desire for God to speak through His Word. You need to see through God's eyes not your human eyes. With what is going on in this world today, you need spiritual discernment more than ever before. You will need to be guided through the evil that is tying to take over this world. Not only will you desire guidance, but you will want security and safety. But to be guided by the Holy Spirit, you will have to ask for His guidance. The Holy Spirit will never barge in or force His way in, you have to desire Him. Having the right perspective on our situations is extremely important to the success and fulfillment of our lives. You should always seek God before you do anything, nothing is too small to ask Him about. If you have something going on in your life, go to the Lord and surrender it, for you are His child and He cares for all that is happening.
September 6, 2020
In order to plant good fruit in our lives, we have to plant the right seeds. Even the smallest seed can produce something big. Remember, the mustard seed in the Bible. Faith as small as a mustard seed can move mountains. Jesus is the vine and we are the branches. Abide in Him for we can do nothing. To plant good seeds, you have to pull up and cast out the bad seeds. Yes, that means personal habits must be submitted to the Lord so that they will glorify Him. For if we do not produce good fruit, He takes away, but if you produce good fruit He prunes, so you can bear more fruit. If you are not bearing good fruit, perhaps you have not given the Holy Spirit full access to your life. Even though pruning is uncomfortable, we should welcome it. The Holy Spirit will strip away from us certain attitudes, habits of thought and actions, unnecessary possessions, and goals that are not what the Lord wants for us. Cling to the Lord and His Word for your life will depend on it as the days that we know are changing.
August 30, 2020
If your life follows hard after God and you are led by His Spirit, people will see God's fruit in your life and your work. But if you are not led by the Holy Spirit, then people will not see God's fruit flowing from your life. Whatever your work is submit it to the Lord. Ask Him to infuse it with His life, power and productivity. Ask Him to flow His Spirit through you and enable you to be more Christ like. Most people tell God what they are going to do and ask Him to bless it, but that is not the way to ask. Ask Him what He wants you to do and then ask Him to bless that. What He calls you to do, He will enable you to do it and He will direct your paths. When God calls you to do something, you will have the desire to do it well and He will instill in you the wisdom to accomplish what He wants you to do. Lay your life and your work at the foot of the Cross and let go. Then His fruit will radiate from you and His fruits will flow. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and watch Him move.
Pray for this world and the people in it that don't know Jesus. Not everyone has someone that is praying for them. Be that person. Also, keep your Pastor in prayer.