Looking for Direction this morning!
As I opened the word this morning, my heart was for direction. I know in my heart when I am searching for direction the best place to go is to the Lord in prayer and to open up His word and allow it to speak to me. There are times in our life that we become so busy doing that we stop seeking His will and His way! Today if you are seeking Gods will for direction I would like to guide you over to Romans 12:9-21.
Sometimes we are asking God for new direction and He leads us back to His word and asks us this simple question, Are you doing what I have already told you??? As I read these scriptures I was pricked to my heart, I realized there is always room for improvement, we just need to be willing to allow the Holy Spirit to convict us as we read the word in those areas that we need to grow and improve. I know God is speaking to me this morning and I pray as you read the following scripture verses that you allow Him to speak to your heart.
Romans 12:9-21 (NKJV)
Behave Like a Christian
9 Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good.
10 Bekindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; 11 not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; 12 rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; 13 distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality.
14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. 16 Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion.
17 Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men. 18 If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. 19 Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,”[a] says the Lord. 20 Therefore
“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
If he is thirsty, give him a drink;
For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.”[b]
21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
As we are celebrating the birth of Christ this month, is our behavior a gift to those around you? Are we allowing the LOVE of Jesus Christ to shine through us and touch a hurting and dying world. Are we behaving like a Christian or like the world. Let the image of Christ be formed in us more and more each day.
God Bless You and Keep You
In His Love, Pastor Carol