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Jan 28, 2019

Are you living your life totally committed to the will of God? Was Jesus serious when He spoke about loving God with your whole life? I think this is exactly what He had in mind in Matthew 22:37, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind."

 

How can we possibly live a life with this degree of devotion? There must be a spirit of submission to the rule and reign of the life of Jesus Christ. Without submission, we will not bend our knees or heart in daily prayer.

 

If we don't develop a life of prayer, then our knowledge of the Father's heart will be limited. It's in prayer, and up out of prayer we receive the guidance to know the will of God.

 

We learn to please the Father and desire His will, as we love the Son and yield to the Holy Spirit. As we love Him, we will live out His will. Many times, we want to do our will, then ask God to bless and direct. I know it works best when we quietly yield to His will.

 

Jan 21, 2019

Are you living out the plans and thoughts God has ordained for you? He has recorded all the days of your life in His holy register. His good thoughts about you outnumber the grains of sand on the beach.

Psalm 139:5,6 "You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to understand!"

Psalm 139:13-18 "You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother's womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous - how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can't even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me!

Jan 14, 2019
In order to have focus, you must have a proper goal and vision. In our pursuit of life we are surrounded by negative circumstances that constantly stand up and call for our attention. We, as Christian believers, must hear again the words of Paul in Philippians 3:14, "I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."

Our walking and running must bring us closer to a dynamic devotion to our Lord. Our devotion will cause us to focus on the prize. We have this awesome privilege of an intimate eternity with our Lord. As we yield to the life and person of the Holy Spirit, we will have the strength and patience to press toward the goal.

What is your focus? Is it to know Christ? Do you want to become deeply acquainted with Him, and know the power that flows out from His life!

1. Are you still in the race God has put before you?

2. Are you thinking of quitting and letting someone else wear your shoes?

3. Have you finished the course and completed all the Lord has spoken?

Our focus must be on the prize, our Lord Jesus Christ.

ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, READY, GO!

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