One Kingdom or Another!

Colossians tells us that God has, “rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son.” Being trapped in this flesh here in this fallen world makes that a little hard to believe, doesn’t it? The truth is Christ’s kingdom is much more than that glorious place we go once we die. His kingdom is here among us—a kingdom of awesome rewards and great responsibilities.

As a member of God’s kingdom we are now His children, and as such we have also become slaves of righteousness, as Romans 6 tells us. The citizens of the kingdom of darkness are those who rebelliously practice sin. They spurn what they know of God, and are by nature slaves of sin. The bottom line is that all people are either slaves of sin or slaves of righteousness—there is no middle ground between these two kingdoms.

From Free from the Power of Sin: the Keys to Growing in God in Spite of Yourself

Keep Trusting

Do not worry about tomorrow, today has enough trouble of its own. Am I not the God of all the earth? Have I not purchased you with My blood? There is no need to fret. Believe Me and know that all of these things will work together for good. Keep trusting My child. Obey what I am telling you to do and leave the rest to Me. 

Empty Pursuits

My child, your life is not your own. This earth is not your home. Happiness is not found in acquiring things. Only I can provide the peace and joy your heart longs for. In Me you find joy. Everything else is a false substitute and will fall short of bringing you lasting joy. Money will not satisfy, pleasure will not bring joy, fame is a bleak substitute for what you can have in Me. Know this for sure, without Me your life will be empty. An empty pursuit of what only I can fill. Stop longing for the temporary and be filled with the eternal. You will have eternal joy when you pursue Me with your whole heart. 

Does Sin Separate Me from God?

As a Christian, does sin separate me from God? We are often taught that sin causes a separation, a rift that can only be restored when we confess our sin. Therefore, moving forward with our life in Christ is possible only when our tie with Him can be reestablished through forgiveness. Though this view seems to make sense, it’s not actually the case.

Because sin displeases God, it can’t help but affect our relationship, often causing us to run from Him. But sin doesn’t separate us from Him! If it did, it would mean that God would have to vacate our spirit each time we sin, and then come back once we repent. This hardly seems practical, since God would have to sever the very tie so utterly necessary to overcoming sin in the first place. It would mean cutting off the very resource essential to spiritual growth.

From Free from the Power of Sin: the Keys to Growing in God in Spite of Yourself

Be On The Alert

Take heed, be on the alert, for you do not know when the appointed time will come. What I say to you I say to all, ‘Be on the alert!’ Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done. Mark 13:33,37 Revelation 22:12

I Shine Through You

I am the light of the world. In this world of darkness I shine with truth and love. Where there is so much darkness and destruction, I bring hope and peace. You are My vessel and I shine through you. I live in and through you to bring the good news to a hungry hurting world. You are chosen to be a vessel of honor. I have refined you so you can be used to lead the lost, hungry and hurting to Me. Remain empty of all vain pursuits so I can fill you up with My love to reach this desperate world. 

The Fear of The Lord

For the upright will live in the land, and the blameless will remain in it. But the wicked will be cut off from the land, and the treacherous will be uprooted from it. Fear the Lord and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your body and refreshment to your bones.  Proverbs 2:21-22, 3:7-8

Base Your Life On Order

My child, I am not a God of confusion but of order. I am not a God of deception but of truth. Base your life on order and truth. Seek Me in all your decisions and desires. Know and believe that My plans for you are sure. They will come about as you obey Me fully from your heart. I will not bless disobedience. Defiance I will not prosper. Only those who come with a surrendered heart, one that is wholly dependent on Me will I release power, anointing and vision for the work of the kingdom. I am after your whole heart. Then I can release every blessing, every plan, every desire that I have for you, even from the beginning of time. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we would walk in them. Ephesians 2:10

Give It Up

My child, put your life in My hands. Put everything you’ve got into serving Me and obeying Me. Then your path will be straight and your way prosperous. I want your all so I can pour My all into you. The more you surrender, the more I can use you to bear much fruit. Give it up and give it all. Place your trust in Me.

True Fulfillment

I am calling out to a lost and hurting world. So many people have lost all hope and are desperate for the good news. Go out into the world and preach My good news to them. You hold in your hand what they need. You possess the key to their deepest need. Start sharing My truths. Show them My love. You will be amazed at the response. I am calling. I am knocking at their hearts. Show them what true fulfillment is. Show them Me. Your Father in heaven Who holds the key.