Today's Insight

Monday, 04/12/21

I must believe the promises of God and choose to obey God.

“Do not merely listen to the Word and so deceive yourselves. DO WHAT IT SAYS.” (James 1:22)

One of the early teachings of Jesus was the parable of the house built on a rock and the one built on the sand. He said, “everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house upon a rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house upon the sand”. (Matthew 7:24-27)

“His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through the knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness. Through these He has given us His very great and precious promises so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. (2 Peter 1:3-4)

The person who is not believing God for greater things, usually becomes consumed with the problems of everyday life.Am I ready for God to do greater things in my life than I have ever experienced? First, am I being faithful in what God has shown me this far? “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted in much.” (Luke 16 :10) Ask God to show this to you. Then ask your leaders in your church to tell you if they think that you are faithful in the ministries that God has given you. Are there areas that you can do better? Are there character areas that leaders have noticed in which you need to grow and develop? Humble yourself before God and seek Him diligently. Secondly, Are there hidden areas of your life that you have not really opened to God? Ask your wife or husband to share honestly with you of anything that they think would make you more effective for God. Be careful that you are ready for God to show you. He will bless you if you are.

“It is God who works in you to will and to act according to His good purpose.” (Philippians 2:13)