Good Morning my Friends,
This week has been a reminder to me that we are all a work in process, we haven’t reached the destination of Pure Holiness, but are we are the Pathway that will lead to it? I woke up this morning with many scriptures coming to my mind and the Lord speaking to me saying “I want your ALL”
And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto my commandments which I command you this day, to love the LORD your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul,
God is requiring a TOTAL COMMITTMENT, even as we look at these scriptures in the old testament, God is a jealous God, he does not what your affections split between Him and anyone else. He wants you to LOVE him and SERVE him will ALL you have!!!
Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
God will prove us or test us to see where our heart is… to see if you love him with all your heart and all your soul
But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of the LORD charged you, to love the LORD your God, and to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave unto him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.
And Samuel spake unto all the house of Israel, saying, If ye do return unto the LORD with all your hearts, then put away the strange gods and Ashtaroth from among you, and prepare your hearts unto the LORD, and serve him only: and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines.
When we examine our hearts and God shows us we are amiss in any area, we need to return to Him with our whole hearts and repent and do it his way, HIS WAY is to serve HIM ONLY. Lets look at our lives today and see what we are serving…. Are we serving ourselves, our own desires and wants or are we Truly letting Him be LORD of ALL?
When you are truly doing it his way then He delivers you from the hands of the wicked. Those things in your life that are trying to kill, steal and destroy you.
On Thursday, Pastor Rick mentioned that there are those christians that are stradling the fence, one foot in the world and one foot in trying to serve God… It will not word this way. Think of the position you would be in you were literally stradling a fence, you are stuck there, not really able to move in any direction. You won’t be going any where!!! God says when you seek me you shall find me, when you search for me WITH ALL YOUR HEART! You have to be committed to Him! Committed to finding the Truth and then committed to living by it!! God puts it another way ain Revelation when he is speaking to the churches. Take heed and listen to this, it is so relevent to our generation today!
Passage Revelation 3:15-20:
15I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. 16So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
In other words , God is saying MAKE UP YOUR MIND, Either you are for me or against me, Be either hot or cold, but DON”T be lukewarm (stradling the fence) We have a choice how we are going to live this life for our Lord and Savior. I believe even this day he is speaking to all of us to make a CHANGE!
)Passage Joshua 24:15:
15And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
CHOOSE YOU THIS DAY WHOM YOU WILL SERVE, It is totally your choice, not your parents, your friends, your pastors, not even Jesus choice, Its up to you to CHOOSE! Who are you going to serve and are you willing to do it with all your heart, all your mind and all your soul! Are you will to totally surrender your life to the plan and purpose that God has for you. We have a great example of someone doing that. Jesus willfully gave up HIS life for the plan and purpose of His Father.
Passage John 5:19:
19Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.
We have to remember when Christ chose to accept the plan and purpose His Father had for Him, He had a human will and mind and emotions, just like you and me, but HE made the choice to only do those things he saw His Father doing. He knew His relationship with His Father and knew He could only succeed if He did it His Fathers way. We can only succeed if we do it Gods way. He has layed it out very plainly in His word. Have you ever heard the phrase, its ALL or NOTHING………… Honestly that is the truth, we cannot serve the God of the universe half heartedly, He wants ALL of US!
The question is are you Willing?? It is a daily decision….
Passage Luke 9:23:
23And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
We have a choice daily to surrender our lives to the plan and purpose of God. If doesn’t just happen automatically after you accept Christ as your Savior, it is a daily decision to make Him Lord over every area of your life. Are you ready to change your life and live this way daily. God is calling will you answer?
God Bless You,