Union with Christ - Committed to His Means - Wednesday, February 1st
The steps of a man are established by the LORD, and He delights in his way. When he falls, he will not be hurled headlong, because the LORD is the One who holds his hand. I have been young and now I am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his descendants begging bread. Psalm 37:23-25
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Psalm 119:105
We are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 1:5-7
Today's thoughts from today's verses:
When God doesn’t have full participation in our lives, we don’t experience life to the fullest. The desire for “control” continues to mess things up. When we are under God’s control and we experience the “filling” of His presence, we gain new perspective on all the tough things that come our way and impact our lives. Through his amazing presence we embrace the trials of life and move in harmony with them as we see the strategic part they play in God fulfilling His purposes. Through His Word God reveals the pattern for life He desires for us and builds it into the fabric of our being. Through His presence He fills us up with Himself so that our lives unfold in ways that correspond wonderfully with His Word. And then through the movement of His sovereign intervention, He steers us through the storms of life producing in us an eternal weight of Glory for His honor and our eternal good.
Today's prayer response from today's thoughts:
Lord, It’s not easy to thank you for the means you use for accomplishing your will when they often include trials that are distressing. Thank you for how you are at work giving me a new perspective that is helping me embrace trials and all the good you are bringing about in my life through them. Amen!
Posted on Wed, February 1, 2017
by Ken Hart