Praying, the saints pray and we wait on the Lord to move. Praise Jesus for the boldness He gives us to approach the throne of Grace and ask Him. WE must remember the Lord came to save, saving is what He desires. He is willing, are we?
I want to simply remind us all, when we pray who we pray to. I see so many pleading and begging, reciting things with mouths of doubt, this simply confuses me. Do you belong to Him? He is infinite, He is supreme and we pray to our Abba Father who misses nothing. He sees, hears, knows all things. You are not going into prayer to update Him on your life, He knows. You are there to worship, adore, confess, thank and supplicate.
His goal for us expressed in His Holy Word is to be like His Son. Let us all desire the gifts and walk accordingly.
God keeps a record, of your motives, what moves you to act and what thoughts are you manifesting about what you do and why you do it. You most likely don’t think on this, the autonomous takes over and we go. This can be good, it is not good to dwell but dwell on the Lord we must.
What makes you who you are and how do you impact and affect others? The Kingdom of God laid out ethics and ethics keep motives pure, such is the Kingdom of God. Our goal is a pure heart full of love as our Lords. Evangelism is always the goal of the Holy Spirit, that is what He supports. A forward moving process that is marching steadily toward Judgement Day and the coming of His Kingdom. I pray your hearts are ready to be exposed, for transparency is all. No darkness or place to hide things is in the light. Come out, we only enter the closet to pray. His measures are fair and just and I recall, wheat must be ground to make bread. He will separate grain from chaff on the Day.
As told in Colossians, we pray for one another and ask God to fill you with knowledge of His will, through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. We do this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please Him in every way, bearing fruit in every good work, and growing in the knowledge of God.
Being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might, so you might have endurance and patience and will joyfully give thanks to the Father who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in the Kingdom of Light. For He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the Kingdom of the Son He loves, in whom we have redemption and forgiveness of sins.
Cruciform. Do we live this way? Not like Gumby, not just flexible but able to die. To let go of what ails us once we are shown what it is, to be willing to be remade in His image. Do we stay close to Him assured that the pain of enduring the crucible will produce long-suffering and strength?
Learning to obey love is like tuning an instrument. Harmoniously all things work together for the good of those who love God. There may be a road paved with hardship that leads to your eternal good. Do you trust Him? Your good is considered with the good of others, how great is the Lord who knows us all intimately and knows exactly what we need.
An interwoven fabric of love with hearts, oh that we would be in tune so Abba can play us with His song. The song of love.
Do we bring fear and worry to our prayers or do we approach with confidence? The fear we possess is of Him, we are created, on His clock and His time. We can pick our path but He will choose our steps. He will move us in and out of situations and positions for His greater glory, not our careers of dreams. We can never know the infinite depth of His wisdom but we can seek to be intimate with Him and learn to trust in God no matter what.
Are we obeying love? We are like islands. We ferry across to other islands, to some we build bridges. Ferrying to new islands does not have to be scary, if we ferry out with our Lord he is our guide and protection.
When will we ever let go of our ideas of how we think it should be and obey Him? Drop your requirements and learn to accept the circumstances that you are placed in. We respond in various ways but are we congruent with Him or are we moving against Him? Do we even know when we do this?
All too often we invite God to our life and our plans, centered on our needs and our responses, on desires and wants not on the enduring strength and dominion of His Holiness and His Spirit.
Be confident in this, He misses absolutely nothing about you. You can be yourself but do not take up a fig leaf, we have left Eden and are headed to a new Home.