Weekly Challenge: Do the will of God everyday all day in your life. If you don’t know what that is take the time to learn it.
Do you have the DNA of Jesus Christ?
The bible tells us Jesus taught that whoever does the will of His Father in heaven is His brother, His sister and His mother. The question is easily answered by asking yourself---Are you doing will of the Father?
What is he will of the Father? To do the will of God means to bear the fruit of the Spirit in your life. This includes love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Not only should we be bearing these actions when life is joyous, but in times of trouble too. If you can display these fruits during trials and tests your character will bears good fruit as a witness of Jesus Christ. When there are hard times of difficult situations and when the enemies are camped all around you, if your actions match those of the fruit of the spirit a message can be seen. That is, trusting in God is far greater than the emotions the enemy wants you to take on.
I overheard someone say this week that sometimes the best thing to do is to stay away. This is true. If there are situations in which you know someone or something is not operating out of the will of God, then the best thing to do is pray and keep your distance. This doesn’t mean talk down on a group or person, it simply means you don’t want to be involved in their activities. God says to use discernment and to be careful in what you are in agreement with.
Seeking direction will keep you in God’s will and therefore keep you surrounded by the family of God. We should exercise this action of living in the will of the Father in our parenting, relationships, financing and studying the Word of God. Our prayer life is important. We must communicate with God.
Spend this week focusing on God’s plan over you own life, operating in the fruits of the Spirit.
To all our readers, I pray each of you have a safe and joyous Fourth of July. Attending the youth track meet has been a great family event at our household. My grandchildren enjoyed the activity and were excited to return the next week. How fun to get out and watch these little athletes put their whole heart in it, much like we should be putting our whole heart in Jesus Christ. Be like children says the Bible.
Matthew 12:48-50 He replied to him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” Pointing to his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers. For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”
Galatians 5:6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.
Hebrews 2:11 Both the one who makes people holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters.