Tuesday, August 10th, 2021
"Some trust in chariots, some trust in horses; but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. (Psalm 20:7) May God have the preeminence so that He can lead our lives in all things. God wants to achieve His purpose in us: that we be in His image.
"Therefore we thank God continually that when you received the word of God, which we made known to you, you received it not as the word of men, but as it truly is, the word of God, which works in you who believe. (1 Thessalonians 2:13) We want to experience what God had to say. The Word is true, that's why we have the testimonies of our fathers in the Bible.
We must ask ourselves what is the purpose of our life? If we do not seek to remain in the presence of God, what will we do? It is written, "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes out of the mouth of God." (Matthew 4:4) How can we seek the will of God if we do not know Him. To be filled with the Holy Spirit, give time to the Lord. When you receive the Holy Spirit, what will He do? He will make you a prisoner of Christ. You then continually seek the presence of God in every area of your life.
When we come to the House of God, we must be there: body, soul and spirit. We live only for the Word. Our way of life, our desires demonstrate our destination, where your heart is.
God wants us to be true. God doesn't want to change your heart, but He wants to take it away and give you a new heart.
When you open your home to brothers and sisters for the Gospel, you are storing up treasure. It is not to the brother or sister that you do this, but to God. "Show hospitality to one another without murmuring." (1 Peter 4:9) What we buy is to serve all, for others. I don't just think of myself, I think of others. "All who believed were in the same place, and they had everything in common." (Acts 2:44) When my brother and sister are not well, I am not quiet. Every thing you do, you do to God.
When you are cursed, it's over for you. Hell is not meant for man, but it is your life that brings you to hell. This is not what God wants. God's love is for everyone, Grace is open to all.
Why follow the fashion, it comes from Satan. Let yourself be clothed by God.