In self-confidence, we become fools; simple-minded and thoughtless, not understanding the need to trust the Lord with every aspect of our life (Isaiah 32:6).
As we grow spiritually, God's Spirit within us changes us from the inside out. We no longer focus on carnality and earthly treasures. Evil is detestable to us and truth and righteousness are our mainstay.
God unpuzzles life for us, when we take our instructions from Him rather than striving after our own plans and goals. Silver, gold and human knowledge cannot compare to the power and joy found in knowing God intimately (James 1:5).
When we walk uprightly in every area and relationship, God's favor is on us. His fruit, abundance and kindness are better than any earthly treasure, because they endure through all of our trials (Proverbs 3:16; Matthew 6:33).
In God's sovereign plan, He chooses which king reigns and the rulers that govern the earth (Daniel 2:21; Romans 13:1). Before the earth even existed, Jesus planned to take the government on His capable shoulders. He is the beginning and ending of all things (John 1:1, 1 Corinthians 1:24).
God truly loves those who love Him and who seek Him diligently (1 Samuel 2:30; Psalm 91:14; John 14:21). He is our inheritance and He showers us with His true riches and fills our bank accounts with abundant resources.
Father God, You gave us Your Word to encourage us to fully trust in Jesus and to dedicate our life to Your service in holiness and in unity with Your Spirit. Thank You for filling us with your presence and Your Spirit without reservation or limitation. We depend upon You for every moment of our day.
Use us for Your glory in the divine moments of our life. Help us to introduce others to a personal relationship with You. Anoint us to inspire, encourage and influence others as they grow in spiritual maturity and make You the center of their life as well. We live for the praise of Your name and for furthering Your Kingdom though our life.
Thought for the Day:
Blessed, joyful, fortunate and enviable are those who keep God's ways and find their peace and joy in Him alone.
- Psalm 119:1-2, 128:1-2; Luke 11:28