1 Timothy 6:6-11, 2 Corinthians 12:7-10, Contentedness, Contentment, Galatians 5:22-23, How Fast are YOU going?, John 15:1-5, Moment by Moment, My Grace Is Sufficient, Philippians 4:19, Philippians 4;13, The fruit of The Spirit, Without me you can do NOTHING
How Fast Are You Going??? A Word from THE WORD!!! #25
As I just sat down after watering my flowers before the temperatures soar, I can’t help but thank God for HIS amazing grace, mercy, and love towards us. It’s so easy (muchly because Satan is always nudging that jealousy and discontent button when we see our friends and loved ones in cooler places—in less stressful situations than we are in—doing things we’d like to do, but can’t—you fill in the blank) to grovel in discontent when God calls us to exercise the fruit (no ‘s’) of The Spirit not just once a week as a ‘workout’, but moment by moment as we walk through each day; be it in the heat, in the sorrow of loss, in concern over economic issues, or just the demands of ‘LIFE’! It’s not an easy task, but it is a doable way of life through Jesus!
is great gain.
7 For we brought nothing into this world,
and it is certain
we can carry nothing out.
8 And having food and raiment
let us be therewith content.
9 But they that will be rich
fall into temptation
and a snare,
and into many foolish and hurtful lusts,
which drown men
10 For the love of money
is the root of all evil:
which while some coveted after,
they have erred from the faith,
and pierced themselves through
with many sorrows.
11 But thou, O man of God,
flee these things;
and follow after
meekness.” 1 Timothy 6:6-11
And as Paul put so aptly in many ways and places, I want us to ponder all the things that we speed through rather than taking each moment as God leads, directs, prompts, and directs; determining not to be rushed by the enemy of our souls.
“I can do all things
which strengtheneth me.” Philippians 4:13
“But my God shall supply
all your need
according to his riches in glory
by Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19
“Abide in me,
and I in you.
As the branch cannot bear fruit
except it abide in the vine;
no more can ye,
except ye abide in me.
5 I am the vine,
ye are the branches:
He that abideth in me,
and I in him,
the same bringeth forth much fruit:
for without me
ye can do nothing.” John 15:1-5
Also, in my opinion, one of the most neglected passages of Paul’s today; for instead of “name it and claim it”, God responded to Paul’s prayer with “my grace is sufficient”! Remember, “not my will but thine by done….”!
“And lest I should be exalted above measure
through the abundance of the revelations,
there was given to me a thorn in the flesh,
the messenger of Satan
to buffet me,
lest I should be exalted
8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice,
that it might depart from me.
9 And he said unto me,
My grace is sufficient for thee:
for my strength is made perfect in weakness.
Most gladly therefore will I rather glory
in my infirmities,
that the power of Christ
may rest upon me.
10 Therefore I take pleasure
for Christ’s sake:
for when I am weak,
then am I strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:7-10
Is God’s grace sufficient for you and me? We can find power to be spiritually successful in JESUS’ power and the work of The Holy Spirit producing the “Fruit of The Spirit” working in and through us, as we yield to HIS work, and HIS power in all we do “Moment by Moment”—no matter the circumstances!!!
“But the fruit of the Spirit is
against such there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23
In closing, here’s a great old Hymn that says it way better than I can, I pray that it will encourage you today and point your heart and mind toward Jesus—every moment of every day! Amen!!!
Moment By Moment by Daniel W. Whittle
1 Dying with Jesus, by death reckoned mine;
Living with Jesus, a new life divine;
Looking to Jesus till glory doth shine,
Moment by moment, O Lord, I am thine.
Moment by moment I’m kept in his love;
Moment by moment I’ve life from above;
Looking to Jesus till glory doth shine;
Moment by moment, O Lord, I am thine.
2 Never a trial that he is not there,
Never a burden that he doth not bear,
Never a sorrow that he doth not share,
Moment by moment, I’m under his care. [Refrain]
3 Never a weakness that he doth not feel,
Never a sickness that he cannot heal;
Moment by moment, in woe or in weal,
Jesus, my Savior, abides with me still. [Refrain]
Amen and Amen!!!