God’s Divine Life and Love

God is love, and His divine love dwells within every Born Again spirit (1 John 4:8). We do not have to rely on the human emotion of love, but we can rise above the temporal realm and rely on God’s love in us instead (Romans 5:5). His love even flows to those in our life who are less than humanly lovable! God loved that person enough to die for him or her, and His love for them is in us.

 

As we rest in Christ, His love flows through us even when we are not aware of it. It is deeper than the words we speak and the actions we accomplish. It flows from our heart to theirs. Love is actually one of the fruit of God’s Holy Spirit. Through the power of God through Christ, we love our family, friends and enemies (Matthew 5:44). In fact, we exhibit all of God’s fruit through our fellowship with Christ, who is our Vine.

 

In many Christians there is a lack of divine power, because we fail to realize the full impact of our connection to the Vine. We work for God, but we do not give God the opportunity to work in and through us (Ephesians 2:10). As we understand our relationship as branches on the Vine of Christ, we enjoy our union with Him and His power in us.

 

God’s Holy Spirit is the “sap”, which continually motivates, energizes  and directs us. We are fully equiped to bear “much” fruit, because we are rooted and grounded in Christ’s love and faith, and led by God’s Spirit each moment of our day (John 15:8; Romans 8:14; Ephesians 3:17; Colossians 2:7). As we totally surrender our spirit, soul and body to God’s will, He lives His life in us and accomplishes His purposes through us.

 

Prayer:

Father God, let your Spirit, Your life, Your love flow through us in power and in truth. It is Your divine life that we want to manifest in and through our life to those around us. We want to decrease, so that You may increase (John 3:30). We want to live, move and have our existence immersed in Your divine life and love (Acts 17:28).

 

Thought for the Day:

We listen with our spiritual inner ear to the direction of God’s Spirit, because He has a purpose for our day that is infinitely more fruitful and fulfilling than anything we could ever plan for our self or even dream is possible.

 

 

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Entering God’s Rest

Wait on the Lord

When we enter our rest in Christ (Hebrews 4:10), we do not cease from activity, but enter a state of perfect tranquility as we perform only those works, which God prepared for us before we were born (Ephesians 2:10). We live, move and have our being in Christ (Acts 17:28); therefore we live in mental, emotional and physical harmony with His divine will. We discover His will by quieting our soul and listening through ceaseless prayer to His voice in our spirit (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).

Ignoring human reasoning, we live in the Spirit rather than in the flesh (Galatians 5:16,25). Our labor ceases to be work because we carry out the will of God and work in the power of God’s Spirit. Our employment is no longer for our employer, but for our Holy God. We give our employer our very best efforts, because we serving a Higher Power. God holds us up and inspires our weary labors. We do not bear our burdens alone. He gives us joy in our work.

We think only about concepts, which are true, gracious, honest, authentic, undeniable and courteous. We focus on the best rather than the worst scenarios, on the beautiful instead of the ugly and on good news, which deserves praise, rather on evil and damning information. As we put Biblical principles into practice, God works out everything for our good in peace and harmony (Philippians 4:8; Romans 8:28). Buried with Christ, we are alive in God (Acts 17:11).

Functioning with clarity of mind, rather than thoughts fueled by panic and anxiety, we prosper. The Bible is no longer a closed book to us. We understand its precepts and its words are life to our spirit and soul. When a carnal desire or thought disturbs our peace, we know that from anywhere on the earth we can run to the Rock of Christ. He is our towering Rock of safety (Psalm 61:2). It is better to wait on God than to manufacture any solution from our flesh (Matthew 6:28:30; Psalm 37:3; Isaiah 30:7).

Prayer:
Father God, we are pressed within and without by adversity, but not crushed or broken. We are confused and do not understand why life treats us as it does, but we trust in You. We are abandoned and abused, but you never leave or forsake us. Life shoves us down, but by Your Spirit we get up and keep on serving you. We are persecuted and ridiculed, but You use it to show Your Power through our suffering. We face fears within and without, but You, our living Lord, keep us safe always. Even when we die, we live on eternally with you (2 Corinthians 4:8-12).

Thought for the Day:
Our troubles will soon be:18 over, but our joys in the Lord will last forever. – 2 Corinthians 4