Saturday, December 5, 2015

Closer to God....

By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. Hebrews 11:8

As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Ephesians 4:1

By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that is in keeping with faith. Hebrews 11:7

Friend, we must walk with God and not the other way around. God created us to freely choose Him. It is expected of us to walk with God but not forced upon us. The Bible tell countless stories of people who walk with God and how their lives were transformed. If we would just walk with God daily, Spend in prayer, Praise and worship instead of complaining and make an effort to live holy lives and sharing the good news of Christ with the dying world, you and I would go a long way pleasing God. Our objective is to please God by living a life pleasing to him. I can't even tell you how many times I have asked God to show me His glory by doing whatever I needed. I prayed, fasted, begged God to do certain things in my life and in return I would promise Him my devotion forever. In reality, I should start living the promise and God will meet me and not the other way around. As children of God through our Savior Jesus Christ, we do not have to beg God for anything because 2 Corinthians 1:20 says "For no matter how many promises God has made, they are "Yes" in Christ. And so through him the "Amen" is spoken by us to the glory of God." What a fool I was! I didn't understand God yet. It is through my walk with Him that He gradually reveal Himself and He continues to do so today.

Walking with God is actually one-sided. It is always His way or no way. We do not get to bargain or choose how to walk. God is the One who dictates the rules.God is Spirit and He requires those who walk with Him to do so in Spirit and in truth. Walking with Him involves us getting in agreement with Him and not Him with us. He is Sovereign whereas we are nothing without Him. You and I must long for God. We must strive for a closer walk with God. We must pursue the things of God. We must focus on things of above because that is where our father lives. To walk with God the way Enoch walked and the way Jesus walked requires that we simplify our lives. The pursuit of material things often keeps us from walking with God. To walk with God requires that we do His will no matter the cost. It demands that we forget ourselves and it entails an attitude of submission. When Christ was facing the loneliest time, greatest and deepest agony, He was submissive to His Father. He is our example. Like Him, we must submit to God and we will know the greatest victory

The incredible voice of Clara Ward will bless you!