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HOPE FOR TODAY

Let the word of God go through you

Jesus said that if we continue in His Word, then we are His disciples.  It’ s not enough to go through the Word of God; the Word of God must go through you.  It’s not how you mark your Bible; it’s how your Bible marks you!

The word “continue” is the same word Jesus used in John 15:7 when He spoke of “abiding.”  He said, “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.”

We abide in Jesus as we draw strength and resources from Him.  In the same way, a vine draws its resources from the vine; we are to maintain unbroken fellowship, communion, and friendship with God.  If we are abiding in the Word, it means we are drawing our ideas and lifestyle from the Word.  Consequently, our actions and speech are being affected.

Is the Word affecting you in that way today?  Is it sustaining your life?  Is it controlling your thoughts, the way you conduct your business, home life, and even your free time?  If not, you are not a disciple.  It is only when we put ourselves under the authority of His Word and submits to its teaching that we become disciples

Colossians 3:16 says, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.”  Another way to say this would be, “Let Christ’s words be perfectly at home in you.”  God wants His Word to permeate every area of your life—your home, your business, your play time as well as your prayer time.  Continuing in the Word is a necessity for all who wish to be His disciples.  Therefore you must allow room in your heart for “the word to go through you!

FINDING HOPE IN DARKNESS

Matthew 10:27 Amplified Bible (AMP)

 What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light; and what you hear whispered in the ear, proclaim upon the housetops.

Do not fear the darkness

Jesus taught the disciples in private in the darkness what Jesus had told them in the darkness they were to proclaim publicly. 

The disciples had been given a mission and responsibility to proclaim and teach what they had learned from Jesus.

The Body needs Spiritual food to survive

As the body cannot thrive on empty husks, neither can the spirit be sustained on empty pleasures. If not regularly fed the body loses its vitality, and pain with hunger and thirst cries out for food and drink. It is the same with the spirit it must be regularly nourished in solitude on pure and holy thoughts or it will lose its freshness and strength, and will at last cry out in its painful and utter starvation. The yearning of an anguish-stricken soul for light and consolation is the cry of a spirit that is perishing of hunger and thirst. All pain and sorrow is spiritual starvation, and aspiration is the cry for food. It is the Prodigal Son who, perishing of hunger, turns his face longingly toward his Father home.
Now take a few moments and listen carefully to God’s word for you today…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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