Monday, July 25, 2011

To Obey

To obey is better than sacrifice
Jesus modeled obedience for us when
He paid the price

We will
Say yes to the Spirit’s call
Be willing to give Him our all
Humble ourselves lest we fall

We will
Hide God’s word inside
Through His grace we’ll thrive
As He teaches us to abide

We will follow Him
As His blood cleanses us from sin
His faith causes us to win

To obey is by far the better way

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Be Faithful

And the things you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.
2 Timothy 2:2

God is not impressed with our talents or giftedness. He does not admire individuals because they have charisma or because they have achieved great success. God looks for faithfulness. He is interested in our fidelity to Him. He wants to know that we are loyal to Him no matter what.

He does want us to be faithful with the gifts and talents He has given us. He also desires for us to develop our skills whatever they are. He wants us to use all that we have for the furtherance of His kingdom and for His glory.

God is looking for men, women, and children who will be faithful to Him. As we are faithful with little things, He will give us more to steward. Like an apprentice learning a new craft, let's apply ourselves to the things that the Lord has entrusted us with. After we are faithful for a time, he will promote us so that we are more useful to Him. Let's also remember to be faithful to one another. If we will journey down this path, one day we will hear Jesus say, “Well done my good and faithful servant.” Then all our hard work and sacrifice will be worth it.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Journal Entry, 7/9/11

Here is something that the Lord spoke to my heart today...

Dear Holy Spirit,

I love you. You are mine; I am yours. Lord, what would you say to me?

I have chosen you Tom, yes I have. Read my word Tom. It is the impetus for change. My word transforms and heals. It destroys and rebuilds. I desire to build within you a foundation of stone. It is my word that will fortify you. Surrender all to me. I am your strength and your song. I am your deliverer. Allow me to define your boundaries. Allow me to cause you to bear more fruit. I want to use you to bring in the harvest. There is much work to be done. Come and seek me. I will fill you with all that I am; I will enable you to bring in the harvest. I will increase your effectiveness as you come unto me. I love you and I will never forsake you. Come.

I hope this blessed you.