January

Today's Inspiration: How important it is to walk in integrity of heart and uprightness, obey all the commands and decrees and laws handed down by Moses that your position maybe established. 1 Kings 9:4-5. Failure to do so and indulgence in idolatry will bring forth disaster and captivity. V9 None of His word promised to you will fail.

 

Delay is not denial. His promises are yes and amen. Has He spoken and not do it? He is the God of the twelfth hour. As He saved the Jews through Esther in Esther 9 He will do it for you. Adversaries will not surrender without a fight. Bringing every thought captive to the obedience of Christ is not easy but don't lose heart just persevere. Go on the offensive and storm the gates of our stronghold. With patience, perseverance, discipline and the power of the Holy spirit over time we can tear up the old foundations of our thinking and lay down the new foundations for new thought patterns and mental activities that we develop as new creations in Christ. 2 Corinthians 5:17. 

What is inside of us is reflected by our external actions. Thoughts are formed in our mind before we clothed in words. God reads the secrets of your heart. Your past keeps wanting your attention. Until you shake them off you will never be free even though it was for freedom that Christ has set us free. Galatians 5:1. We have to work out our salvation with fear and trembling.

We worship not for men to see how godly we are. We are in the service not for performance but to seek God in reverence and to usher in His glory. If you are all out to outshine others you are suffering very deep rejection and insecurity. These need deep healing.  You sought to gain approval of man but in the process you make a mockery of yourself. Your intimacy with God is warped. When you have close intimacy with God, you will see yourself meek in the spirit, have peace with everyone, love each other, submit to authority and stay within your boundaries. Trying to outshine others are those who are hiding their past failures and rejections. Silence the inner raging of voices contending for your attention. Quieten your souls that you may know Jesus more and more. When you quieten your soul, you will hear God's convictions and the way to go. He is the way, the truth and the life. John 14:6. He will show us the way to victory.