Learning to commune with God 24/7 – 365…
As covenant children of God, God calls each of us to,
“Pray without ceasing.”
— 1 Thessalonians 5:17
In The Passion Translation, it says,
“Make your life a prayer”
In other words, keep the lines of communications open always.
God is always speaking, but unfortunately we’re not always listening, hence we’re called, in Proverbs 3:5-6,
“To trust in the Lord with all our heart; to lean not on our own understanding; and In all our ways to acknowledge Him (by faith),
and He shall direct our paths.”
As Christians, these are our marching orders from the Lord and that, in everything we do in word and deed, that all things are to be done as unto the Lord (Col 3:23).
This requires our 24/7 – 365 fellowship and communion with God; and in fact, this is the reason why we were created, to have this kind of unceasing connection with the Source and Author of our life, as the Bible says we are created for His pleasure.
He Tore Down the Wall
2 1-6 It wasn’t so long ago that you were mired in that old stagnant life of sin.
You let the world, which doesn’t know the first thing about living, tell you how to live.
You filled your lungs with polluted unbelief, and then exhaled disobedience.
We all did it, all of us doing what we felt like doing, when we felt like doing it, all of us in the same boat.
It’s a wonder God didn’t lose his temper and do away with the whole lot of us.
Instead, immense in mercy and with an incredible love, he embraced us. He took our sin-dead lives and made us alive in Christ.
He did all this on his own, with no help from us! Then he picked us up and set us down in highest heaven in company with Jesus, our Messiah.
7-10 Now God has us where he wants us, with all the time in this world and the next to shower grace and kindness upon us in Christ Jesus.
Saving is all his idea, and all his work. All we do is trust him enough to let him do it.
It’s God’s gift from start to finish! We don’t play the major role.
If we did, we’d probably go around bragging that we’d done the whole thing!
No, we neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving.
He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing.
This lifestyle, that each of us is called to live, is called “Practicing the Presence of God,” in our life everyday!
Fri, August 13
From Faith to Faith
HEART TO HEART
by Gloria Copeland
“For who has known or understood the mind (the counsels and purposes) of the Lord so as to guide and instruct Him and give Him knowledge? But we have the mind of Christ (the Messiah) and do hold the thoughts (feelings and purposes) of His heart.”
— 1 Corinthians 2:16 (The Amplified Bible)
Isn’t it exciting to realize that you can hold the thoughts and feelings and purposes of God’s very own heart in your heart?
Isn’t it thrilling to know the Creator of heaven and earth wants to be one spirit with you and transmit His thoughts to your mind?
First Corinthians 6:17 says that when you were joined to the Lord you became one spirit with Him.
He came into union with you so that He can talk to you heart to heart.
God wants you in this harmony with Him so that His thoughts can become your actions.
He wants you to walk so closely with Him that you never lack power to overcome the evil of this world.
He wants you to be so in tune with His Spirit that you are able to feel His heart of compassion toward those around you who are hurting or bowed down with sickness and pain.
He wants to be one with you, so He can reach out through your hands and fulfill His purposes in the earth.
Make a fresh commitment today to walk in union with your God. Give your attention to His Spirit in your inner man.
Determine to yield to His voice and not to the voices of the world or the flesh!
Allow the mind of Christ to flow through you!
Come join the Adventure!