My counsel is this: Live freely, animated and motivated by God’s Spirit. Then you won’t feed the compulsions of selfishness. For there is a root of sinful self-interest in us that is at odds with a free spirit, just as the free spirit is incompatible with selfishness. These two ways of life are antithetical, so that you cannot live at times one way and at times another way according to how you feel on any given day. Why don’t you choose to be led by the Spirit and so escape t
Those who think they can do it on their own end up obsessed with measuring their own moral muscle but never get around to exercising it in real life. Those who trust God’s action in them find that God’s Spirit is in them—living and breathing God! Obsession with self in these matters is a dead end; attention to God leads us out into the open, into a spacious, free life. Focusing on the self is the opposite of focusing on God. Anyone completely absorbed in self ignores God, end
Take a good look at me, God, my God; I want to look life in the eye,
So no enemy can get the best of me or laugh when I fall on my face. I’ve thrown myself headlong into your arms—I’m celebrating your rescue. I’m singing at the top of my lungs, I’m so full of answered prayers. (Psa 13:3) Sometimes it can seem as if grace is a lottery, but Papà says: “a thing is worth exactly what you’ll give. If you really want Me then stop staring at the back of My head and come and talk wi
He suffered everything that came his way so you would know that it could be done, and also know how to do it, step-by-step. He never did one thing wrong, Not once said anything amiss. They called him every name in the book and he said nothing back. He suffered in silence, content to let God set things right. He used his servant body to carry our sins to the Cross so we could be rid of sin, free to live the right way. His wounds became your healing. You were lost sheep with no
…‘You’re my servant, serving on my side. I’ve picked you. I haven’t dropped you.’ Don’t panic. I’m with you. There’s no need to fear for I’m your God. I’ll give you strength. I’ll help you. I’ll hold you steady, keep a firm grip on you.’ (Isa 41:9). A man records seeing an Angel on his deathbed. He asked the Angel “am I to go with you?” The Angel replied “no, not yet.” The man then asked “where are you going?” The Angel responded, “I’m on an errand for The Lord.” “Well can I
…the Man and his Wife, were naked, but they felt no shame. (Gen 2:25). Papà says to us today : “I’m still calling you into my presence and am more than able to remove all your shame. Child of mine come to me …” X #forgiveness #freedom #help #hope #life #noshame #God #Jesus #free
If our Message is obscure to anyone, it’s not because we’re holding back in any way. No, it’s because these other people are looking or going the wrong way and refuse to give it serious attention. All they have eyes for is the fashionable god of darkness. They think he can give them what they want, and that they won’t have to bother believing a Truth they can’t see. They’re stone-blind to the dayspring brightness of the Message that shines with Christ, who gives us the best p
Now that we know what we have—Jesus, this great High Priest with ready access to God—let’s not let it slip through our fingers. We don’t have a priest who is out of touch with our reality. He’s been through weakness and testing, experienced it all—all but the sin. So let’s walk right up to him and get what he is so ready to give. Take the mercy, accept the help. (Heb 4:14). Papà says: “listen to my heart here child, hear and feel my love for you, come out from where you’ve hi
Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track. Don’t assume that you know it all. Run to God! Run from evil! Your body will glow with health, your very bones will vibrate with life! (Prov 3:5) Papà says : don’t just read this, nod and walk away – think it through and live! X #live #hope #think #life #helper #God #Jesus
(Jesus speaking) “It’s urgent that you listen carefully to this: Anyone here who believes what I am saying right now and aligns himself with the Father, who has in fact put me in charge, has at this very moment the real, lasting life and is no longer condemned to be an outsider. This person has taken a giant step from the world of the dead to the world of the living.” (John 5:24). Papà says: “child of mine, don’t hang back there, align yourself with Me, come up higher…!” X #a
…how blessed all those in whom ‘you‘ live, whose lives become roads ‘you‘ travel; They wind through lonesome valleys, come upon brooks, discover cool springs and pools brimming with rain! … All sunshine and sovereign is God, generous in gifts and glory. He doesn’t scrimp with his traveling companions. It’s smooth sailing all the way with God-of-the-Angel-Armies. (Psa 84:5). I added the emphasis on ‘you’ because I wanted (needed) to remember the truth – I gave Him my life so t
Every word you give me is a miracle word (Psalm 119:130) Before you open your mouth today and put your brain into gear THINK … what’s the Word of direction / instruction / correction / encouragement / promise / etc., that I’ve received – that I need to miraculously get me through this! ? “Papà, help me to see through the fog of my fear to the clear path that you’ve chosen for me today!” Amen! X #miracleword #seeingclearly #hope #life #God #Jesus #healing
God didn’t set us up for an angry rejection but for salvation by our Master, Jesus Christ. He died for us, a death that triggered life. Whether we’re awake with the living or asleep with the dead, we’re alive with him! So speak encouraging words to one another. Build up hope so you’ll all be together in this, no one left out, no one left behind. I know you’re already doing this; just keep on doing it. (1 Thes 5:11). Circumstance – my body – professionals – authorised teachers
As children bring their broken toys
with tears — for us to mend.
I brought my broken dreams to God,
because … He is my friend!
But then, instead of leaving Him
in peace — to work alone …
I hung around, and tried to help,
with ways that were ‘my own’!
At last, I snatched them back and cried
“how can You be so slow …”?!
“my child …” he said, “… what could I do …”
“… you never did let go!” anon #children #unkind #brokendreams #hurting #brokentoys #life
I’m no longer working for Micah for 10 shekels of silver and a shirt, but for the Living God! May the Lord Bless you as you watch this by opening your heart, eyes and ears to His Holy Spirit! #Revival #life #restoration #fulness #Awesometruth