Daily Walk with the Holy Spirit

Monday, September 20, 2010

Great is the Lord.

"The Lord is a great God; Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord our Maker." Psalm 95:3, 6

How superficial is our knowledge of God's greatness.

We do not allow ourselves time to bow before Him.

We have no idea of His incomprehensible majesty and glory.

"Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and His greatness is unsearchable." Psalm 145:3

When we give honour that is due Him...

When we bow before Him in speechless adoration...

We might get to see just a glimpse of His greatness.

What a great and powerful God.

Have you been drawn to tarry in that inner chamber?

Do you bow in humble worship before All Might God?

The least I can do is to worship You.
For all that You have done.
For all that You do.
For all that is beautiful.
For all that is true.
The least I can do is too fall upon my knees and worship You!
For saving my life.
For all that is on my lips.
Lord, I worship You.

Can you say those words from your heart?

Has He become your All in All?

"For Thou art great and doest wonderous things, Thou art God alone." Psalm 86:10

"Give unto the Lord, O ye mighty, give unto the Lord glory and strength. Give unto the Lord the glory due unto His name; worship the Lord in the beauty of Holiness." Psalm 29:1,2

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Is your life full of Faith?

"That life which I now live in the flesh, I live in faith, the faith which is in the Son of God. Who loved me and gave Himself up for me." Galatians 2:20 Reyire Version

The Deity of Christ is the rock on which our faith stands on.

Christ as man,partaker of our nature, is in deed the Only true God.

We are to count on Him, on His sufficiency to work in us all the desires of the Father.

This faith must so possess us that every thought of Christ will be filled with the consciousness of His presence as Almighty Redeemer, able to save and sanctify and empower us to the utter most.

Do you have faith in Almighty God that Christ will work for you, in you and through you all

that He desires and all that you need?

Is He your confidence?

Is He your strength?

It is by faith in which the virtues that are in Christ can become ours.

He is ever working within us.

It is us who hold Him back and hinder Him by our unbelief.

God sends forth His light and His love into our hearts for us to receive and to rejoice in.

Let us cast ourselves at the feet of Divine Mercy, and desire nothing less than our every moment of life may be given to God.

With the continual unalterable dependence upon God with enjoyment of His presence and power working in our hearts.

"Faith believes God's Word, and clings to Him, and waits in perfect trust that His power will work within us all that He has promised. "We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;" 2 Corinthians 4:13

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Looked in a mirror lately?

"But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord." 2 Corinthians 3:18

The closer we get to God, the more clearly we see ourselves as we really are.

When we compare ourselves to others, we can always find someone who makes us feel good about how we we are doing.

But

When we step into the light of God's holiness, our lives are brought out as a sharp picture.

What may have seemed clean and pure, suddenly looks soiled and tarnished.

His light exposes the nooks and crannies, the crack and crevices of our innermost being.

When men and women are confronted by the awesomeness of a holy God, they are moved to repentance and brokenness before Him.

In Isaiah Ch. 6, Isaiah has an encounter with God.

Isaiah saw God in a way he has never seen God before.

The prophet Isaiah is struck with a vision of the Holiness of God.

A holiness so intense that even the pillars in the temple trembled.

Isaiah no longer sees himself in contrast to all the people around.

He now see himself in the light of the Holy, High, Supreme God of the universe.

It was no longer woe to them, but woe to me.

We are to know God, to live in His presence.

What are the words that come out of your mouth?

How pure and clean is your lifestyle?

Does that image change when it is compared to God's holiness?

To know God, to live in His presence, and to be occupied with a vision of His holiness, is to know how foolish and frail we are apart from Him.

Lord, You are Holy!

Your holiness is the only measure to which I can compare myself.

Let us not be caught up on the preoccupation with ourselves.

"And one called another and said: Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory!" Isaiah 6:3

"And I said: woe is me. For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of Hosts!" Isaiah 6:5

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Christ is All.

"Christ is all, and in all." Colossians 3:11b

What a difference it would make in our lives if we would but take the time to let the though flood us that Chris is in me.

As assuredly as I am in Christ, Christ is also in me.

In the eternal counsel of God, through the redemption on the cross, as King on the throne in heaven and on earth, Christ is All.

It is through the salvation of sinners.

It is through justification and sanctification.

It is through even the most sinful.

That this word still avails....

Christ is All.

Everyday, every hour it offers strength to those who accept it in faith.

Christ is All

Have you ever thought that perhaps salvation is not meant for you?

Do you feel...weak, unworthy, untrustworthy?

If you would only accept the Lord Jesus in a childlike faith, you will experience His presence.

You will have a leader and a guide who will supply all your needs.

It is through the power of God.

Do you believe that He was crucified for you and raised again?

It is through faith in God's Word that one accepts it.

The Holy Spirit will lead you into all truth.

Do you believe in your whole heart in the Words of our Saviour?

However cold and dull your feelings maybe...

However sinful you are...

Ask Him to meet with you.

Tell Him how wretched you are, HE already knows, He wants to hear it from you.

Ask Him to forgive you.

Ask Him to cleanse you.

Ask Him to give you a new heart.

Thank Him for sustaining you.

Thank Him for strengthening you for the daily journey ahead.

Thank Him for His salvation.

Thank Him for setting you free from your bondage of...
Alcohol, drugs, porn, food, sexting, smoking that which is taking your time and money away from Him.

Thank you for strengthening you in His love.

Christ is All, and in all.

Yes, Christ is all we need.

Teach us to abide in Your love Heavenly Father.

Let us know by Your assurance that You dwell in my heart, and that I may know the love that passes knowledge.

We can experience being filled with the fullness of God.

Don't just let it be a one time thing, but an everyday continual filling.

Take time to wait upon God and let Him perfect His perfect work in you.

Our heart is the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit.

"I am crucified with Christ, I live no more; Christ liveth in me."

"Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 6:11

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Do you stand in Awe of the Creator?

"By the Word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth. He gathereth the waters of the sea as a heap: He layeth up the depth in storehouses. Let All the earth fear the Lord: Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in Awe of Him. For He spake, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast." Psalm 33:6-9

We live in a very beautiful place.

It has pleased God to make all this beauty for His children to enjoy.

With His beauty, it is only one of the ways God brings healing into our hurting world.

When we appreciate the beauty that God has put before us, we experience healing.

By sharing that beauty, we can extend that healing to others who are hurting.

All of us can't be artists, architects, poets, writers or composers, but we can still participate in the creation of beauty that was given bu the Creator.

It doesn't take a lot of money either.

A word of hope and encouragement.

That goes a long way in uplifting someones spirit.Take a leisurely walk in the park.

Give someone a plate of fresh baked goodies.

Make a meal for someone in need who can't.

Give someone fresh flowers.

Take time out and visit someone who can't get out.

Their are a multitude of ways, to bless others, to be a vessel for which God's healing flows.

When we are being obedient, and willing vessels, one will see His beauty more in our lives, and the world in which we live.

"For I know that the Lord is great, and that our Lord is above all gods. Whatsoever the pleased, that did He in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places." Psalm 135:5-6

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Do you take time to...?

"The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth His handiwork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech or language, where their voice is not heard." Psalm 19:1-3

This is the day the Lord hath made, I will rejoice in it!

So, do we take time to reflect upon God's creation?

I have walked beside a sparkling stream as it winds its way into the quiet woods.

Have you ever taken the time to reflect upon the depth of a passing cloud?

Have you ever sat on a grassy bank to find peace and solitude?

Have you ever lay beneath an old shady elm, that has it's branches spread for shade?

As you lay enjoying God's beauty, watching the clouds sail in the sky.

Have you ever taken a path down to the shore, on the endlessly gold sand?

Have you ever felt the sea washed air upon your face?

Have you ever listened to God through the whitecapped waves that billow into welcome you?

Just to climb up a hill to be closer to Your Creator, man what a rush.

The beauty that one beholds...

Do you stand in awe of the Creator?

Have you ever listened for His still small voice in the rustling of the leaves as the trees bare the glory.

Each day we live is a chance to take all His beauty in and enjoy what He enjoyed creating for us.

There is a peace and a joy that nature seems to want to give.

Does the morning sun find you with a thankful heart, that in His glory, He has let us live another day.

"For Ye are our Glory and Joy." 1 Thessalonians 2:20

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

What's in your house?

"Welcome to the Living Stone, the source of life. The workmen took one look and threw it out; God set it in the place of honor. Present yourselves as building stones for construction of a sanctuary vibrant with life, in which you'll serve as holy priests offering Christ approved lives to God. The Scriptures provide precedent." 1 Peter 2:4-6

Is our life built on the firm foundation of Jesus Christ?

Without a solid foundation, any building will eventually collapse.

Our lives should be built upon that foundation of Christ.

Those who live by His design, His Word, rest fully on the Only secure foundation.

"Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; steadfast love and faithfulness go before You." Psalm 89:14

So, how do we go about living this abundant life by God's design?

"Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; and walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given Himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savour." Ephesians 5:1-2

We need to learn to keep company with Him.

We need to live a life of love that only comes from Him.

We need to live and love not looking for anything in return.

Christ first loved you and gave His love for you!

We need to learn to live a life that is not selfish.

It is all about Him, and Him alone!

"If He is not everything in your life ; He is not anything in your life!"
-Pastor Steve Solomon

Have you ever thought about the different pieces of furniture or places in your home?

Does Jesus keep company in your home?

Are the floors carpeted with forgiveness?

Does it provide support for your knees?

Does the carpet cushion your falls?

Are the walls shaded in Grace?

Do you have love seats around the room?

Is there a lamp at the center of the room?

Does the Light that never goes out come streaming from it?

Does the music of hope and praise bounce off the walls?

Do the pictures on the walls tell stories of those who carried their crosses, and by His grace crucified their lives and old desires?

Do those stories encourage all who live in Jesus?

So, have you walked through that door?

As one of God's precious children, you have an open invitation to go through the Door, Jesus Christ.

We should realize that we have inherited a better life that we dreamed.

"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the Truth, and the Life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me." John 14:6