The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many (Matt. 20:28). I have come to realize, especially over the past year, that my time is not my own. I don’t have time for distractions or ungodly burdens.
Your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams (Acts 2:17). How are some of the ways God speaks to you? Has God ever shown you a vision or a dream?
God the Father knew you and chose you long ago, and His Spirit has made you holy (1 Peter 1:2). How do you see the atoning blood of Jesus at work in your life?
Fire will test the quality of each man's work (1 Cor. 3:13). Yes, God expects quality.
Love never fails (1 Cor. 13:8). Have you ever noticed that when God gives us a directive, the first thing that comes is fear?
Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe (Heb. 12:28). I believe divine appointments are ours for the asking and that meeting them invites a greater purpose and joy to our work.
Acquire wisdom! Acquire understanding! (Prov. 4:5). If you are experiencing spiritual dryness where you feel distant from the Lord's presence and you cannot even hear God's voice clearly, I encourage you to submit to spending more intimate time with Him.
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised (Prov. 31:30). God is the essence of beauty, and He longs to share His beauty with us.
The person who lives in right relationship with God does it by embracing what God arranges for him (Gal. 3:11). Ester and Mordecai stepped into a risky life-or-death journey. The only way they could get through it successfully was to carefully obey God in their relationship with each other and with Him.
They laid the sick in the marketplaces, and begged Him (Mark 6:56). Tenacity allows us to confront all root causes of diseases.
Do you see opposition as God’s opportunity for you?
With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God's grace was so powerfully at work in them all (Acts 4:33). How have you seen God’s power show up on your behalf?
Don't grumble about each other, brothers and sisters, or you will be judged. For look--the Judge is standing at the door!" (James 5:9). When we don’t see others as God sees them, we see them through a hindered perspective.
A major key in running the race is to not give up, no matter what.
is The Holy Spirit pinpointing an open-door issue in your past that legitimately needs your attention so He can produce more fruit through you?
But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God's unfailing love for ever and ever (Ps. 52:8). When I see how my plants have flourished in such a short time since I set them out, I am awed at what God has created, and I am inspired by the fruit He produces.