Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Living Life God's Way

Three Red Hearts Hanging With White Flowers

Abiding is one of the most beautiful words in the English language! It includes the concept of union, oneness, fullness, belonging, continuity, prevailing, resting and completion.

Abiding in Christ actually does supply us with this combination of safety and provision. It also provides us with a restored soul as His goodness and mercy pursue us all the days of our life (Psalm 23).

God gives us all of His blessings, but so often we turn from them and from Him. We choose to live life through our own effort, so that we will gain the power and praise.

We refuse to submit to the Spirit’s direction because we want to live life our own way. We compromise with the flesh, the world and the devil and we ruin our testimony to the world and our union with our Heavenly Father.

It is only when we stop living life our way and choose God’s way instead that we can hold fast to His promises, acquire His blessings and allow His Spirit to incorporate His fruit and gifts into our life (Galatians 5 :22-23).

God beckons us to come to Him to find rest for our soul – our mind, will and emotions (Matthew 11:28-29). God calls us to take up His yoke, so that He may bear the weight of our load.

The longer we walk with God, the deeper we abide in His rest. We feel complete in Him and experience intimate fellowship and enduring fulfillment.

This happens gradually as we surrender more and more of our humanity and carnality to Christ’s divinity within us, and we safely abide under the shadow of His wings (Psalm 91:1).

Father God, we live in Your perfect rest as we relinquish our self to You and entirely surrendered our life to Your management and care. Then, Christ reigns supreme in every area of our life. We simply rest in Your love and abide in Your presence continually.

We are joint heirs with Christ and children of Your Kingdom (Romans 8:17). You protect us as a father who rises up to defend his family. As we fully trust in You, You supply all of our needs and fill our soul with gladness (Philippians 4:19; Psalm 4:7). Remind us to surrender every part of our life to You. Help us to obey your directives, walk in Your Spirit and abide in You.

Thought for the Day:
In the heart of God we luxuriate in His safety and victory, peace and rest, acceptance and encouragement as we obey His will and live by His Spirit every day of our life.

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