Saturday, October 16, 2010
Hiddenness is important because it keeps our focus on God. In hiddenness we do not seek to be admired by man, but seek to please the Father, and go to Him in joy or sorrow knowing that He gives us what we need most. In society there is an inclination to avoid hiddenness while seeking to become visible and popular. We can lose touch with God in our dependence on people, and our true identity can only be found in Him.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Hiddenness is essential in our life with God. Solitude, prayer, loving others, ordinary tasks, working, and living in unspectacular ways is the life that Jesus mostly lived and asks of us to live also. It is often in hiddenness that we grow in wisdom, stature, and favor with God and man, while finding true intimacy with God and His love for others. We must take time to be still and know He is the God of every moment.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
We live in a generation that wants to see the results of our work. The way of the Kingdom does not always bring forth immediate fruit, but will produce fruit that remains. We must trust that our lives will be fruitful by seeking first the Kingdom and God's nature. The fruit of our lives may be visible only to those who live after us. What is important is how well we love. God makes love fruitful, whether we see that fruitfulness or not.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
It seems easy to want to give up and quit in the struggle of life. God desires you to fight the good fight of faith and finish the race well. He has has empowered you to be an overcomer, and have victory in this world and for all eternity. Breaking through all challenges with God when everyone else might expect or understand it if you fell apart is a sign of strength, and a testimony to the power of God in you.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
We must regard people less in light of what they do, and more in the light of who they are. We must also look at them for what they may become rather than where they currently are in their journey. Look at them the way God looks at them, with tremendous potential in Him to manifest themselves one day as sons and daughters of God. God is omnipotent and we can believe for His potential to radically change their lives.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Keep your thoughts positive, because your thoughts matter in how you communicate and relate. Your thoughts also impact your behavior and response to the world around you. Your response to this life determines your success in becoming a change agent for good, and a change agent for God. A disciplined and Spirit directed life fulfill God's plan and destiny that He established for you before the foundation of the earth.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Love those that love you and tap into God's love for those who don't, and for those who have caused you pain. The Lord will not waste one moment or experience in your life, if you will give them to Him. He is faithful, and He will work all things for good while making you stronger because of what you have gone through with Him. Release, refresh, and renew daily in the goodness of your God.