are always so many areas in our lives that we feel a need for God to change. Often,
we get frustrated with our lack of progress. It is easy to want to try to do
the changing ourselves, in our own effort but this does not work. We need to
cooperate with God and allow Him to do the doing!
what do we do? Well the word says the only work we need to do is to believe
(John 6:29), to have faith; without faith, we cannot please God (Heb 11:6). How
does faith come? Well, we all have faith (Rom 12:3) but our faith grows by
hearing the word (Rom 10:6). Everything in God’s kingdom is by faith, not human
we want to be all God wants us to be, to be changed, then we need to be radical
for Him. God’s word is truth (John 17:17) and He tells us that if we know the
truth it will set us free in all areas of our lives (John 8:32).
talked to us through Moses and Joshua about being radical with the word. Moses
said God’s word must be in our hearts. He said to teach it to our kids all the
time, he said to write the word on our gates and door posts (bathroom
mirrors?), to bind it on our hands and hang it before our eyes (Deut 6:6-7)
(have it on our computers?). Joshua said the word should always be in our
mouths, we should meditate it day and night (Josh 1:8) (have it playing in the
car?). Now that’s radical.
see what Joshua also said would happen if we were radical about the word. He
said that saturating in the word would cause us to do the word (be changed) and
that we would then have success and prosper. Wow, I want that, how about you? Let’s
do it. Let’s rest in God’s love (Matt 11:28-30), do our part and see God work
in us, through us and on our behalf. Have a blessed day in the word.
are all probably familiar with Christ’s commission to us to go and preach the
Gospel to all creatures (Mark 16:15). As I was reading this passage just
recently I took note of the things believers will do (Mark 16:16-18).
will be saved. What a wonderful word; it encompasses healing, forgiveness and
new life in Christ Jesus. That life is an abundant life, in all the ways you
can imagine it (John 10:10). Believers will also cast out demons in Jesus name
and speak in new tongues. Snakes and poisons will not affect us and we will lay
hands on the sick and see them healed.
is all because Jesus lives in us in the form of the Holy Spirit (John 14:17)
and we can walk in Christ’s power, authority and victory over satan and all the
works of darkness (Col 2:15).
in this world is greater than the one who dwells in us (1 John 4:4). The power
on the inside of us is the same power that raised Jesus from the dead (Rom
8:11). Just think of that. Jesus said we would do the works He did and even
greater works than these (John 14:12).
This gets me excited just thinking about
it; how about you?