Tag Archive for: Obedience

Holy Action

Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: Be holy, because I am holy.’ (1 Peter 1:13-15)

This verse reminds me that I am called to take action.  Every day I’m given a new opportunity to move forward in the Lord.  It’s always my choice!  I can live in yesterday and miss out on today or I can faithfully move forward into all that God has for me.  I choose to move forward.  I choose to live today for what matters.  Praying that my eyes will ever be focused on Jesus and that I will live to make an eternal difference in this world.

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Unlocking the Door ~ Psalm 119 Part 10

You are my portion, O Lord; I have promised to obey your words.  I have sought your face with all my heart; be gracious to me according to your promise.  I have considered my ways and have turned my steps to your statutes.  I will hasten and not delay to obey your commands. (Psalm 119:57-60)

I am continuously going back to God’s Word for the strength I need daily.  The Word is like a great feast at Thanksgiving, you just have to take the time to sit down and study it.  David shared his heart so willingly with the Lord in the Psalms and knew where his strength came from.  His words have been written down for us to read and learn the truth of who God is and always will be.  In this passage, we learn the following things…

God is our portion!

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Pursuit for the Truth ~ Psalm 119 Part 6

Keep me from lying to myself; give me the privilege of knowing your instructions. I have chosen to be faithful; I have determined to live by your regulations. I cling to your laws.  Lord, don’t let me be put to shame! I will pursue your commands, for you expand my understanding. (Psalm 119:29-32, NLT)

Yesterday we learned we are revived by God’s Word, we are to use it as a means to reflect on how we conduct our day, God’s Word teaches us about His character, and it will always be there to strengthen us.  Let’s continue into the next phase of Psalm 119.

INSTRUCTION ~ “Keep me from lying to myself…”

The Lord asks us to live by the Truth of His Word every day.  May we not compromise even in the smallest form, but may way see it as a privilege to know His Word.  His Word provides the instruction on life and when we follow it we can live life to the fullest.  May we ask God to reveal even the slightest lie that we may be hiding behind, so that we can be fully revealed in God’s Truth.  The Truth will set us free and there’s nothing better than living in the freedom of God.

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