Psalm 27: 13
13 ” I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord
In the land of the living.”
Today’s Inspiration: I would have lost heart unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Psalm 27:13. The voice of Unbelief sometimes is louder than the voice of belief.
Unbelief said it is impossible to overcome the habit and maintain the promise of obedience to the voice within. How many times have we encountered such situation? All our prayers seem to be of no avail. It was as of faith could not lay hold of the blessing until the soul finally consent to regard this little thing as the test of its obedience to surrender fully to His will. God assured that the soul should receive and possess what it sought. Obedience is still the essential ingredient of the new covenant.
In fact, obedience is a joy and delight. Mark 5:38 Jesus says only believe. Mark 9:23 If you can believe all things are possible to him that believes. God sends miracles to us to give us joy that is unspeakable and full of glory. This shows the greatness of our God who chose us to work in us and through us. The old covenant demanded obedience with an unrelenting must and the consequences that followed it whereas the new covenant of grace changes the must to can and may. Why we lack joyful obedience is because our hearts are blind. Luke 24:16. The Lord was with the disciples but their minds were blinded.
The great blessings of the new covenant is still obedience. All is required of us is to kick out the old habit and to glorify the Father in our new attitude and our works and the Father glorifying His children as they change from glory to glory in the likeness of His Son. 2 Corinthians 3:18.
Prayer: Father we come to you in spirit and in truth to plead with you to answer our petition to transform our image to the likeness of Your Son whom You loved that we might bring glory to Your name. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
1 John 4:18
18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.
Today’s Inspiration: Fear is our greatest enemy and has to be conquered by love for love casts out fear. 1 John 4:18. To nurture the damaged trees of wrong done to us is to be a prisoner of the past. To refuse to forgive is also destructive. Unforgiveness choked the life out of marriage or out of family relationship and friendship. To avoid forgiving would mean imprisoning your emotions.
It costs the Lord Jesus at Cavalry to bring us forgiveness. If we are to bear the image of God we cannot afford not to forgive our offender. Forgiveness carries a condition that it starts with us first to forgive the offender. To accept God’s forgiveness and to refuse to forgive our offenders is a wicked act as Jesus explained in the parable of unforgiven servant in Matthew 18:21-35. When you don’t forgive and you choose to be bitter against the offender, you have made yourself a slave to the offender.