“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths”
Beloved of the Lord, salvation and sanctification by the word is a glorious adventure with Jesus. We’re going on to maturity and to be honest we know that it can also be a little scary at times. We’ve engaged in a good fight of faith. It’s no small task but now we’re set on cultivating our life garden. Father God is our husbandman and he is the Master Gardener. We’re set on listening for his instruciton. As we align ourselves with God’s eternal processes we delight in being renewed in the spirit of our mind.
In Christ our personal outlook and mindsets are changing. We’re on new ground and our world is being enlarged. By his loving graces our faith muscles are being stretched. This is glorious because authentic faith pleases and blesses the heart of God.
Now we lean in deep and we trust as never before. Mixing our faith with his love promises will cause us to experience the calming stillness of living near to His heart. His incredible love soothes our fears. His loving caress is a wonderful consolation when anxiety tries to trouble us. God is for us and our God knows how to turn fear into courage. Know that even the great apostle Paul talked about times of “fears within, fightings without” But Paul knew how to keep his peace. He said “I will glory in my weakness so that the power of God will rest on me”
There are new heavenly things coming into our today experience. In wonder we’re being clothed in garments of salvation and robes of righteousness. And we begin to experience the marvelous delights of his good pleasure. Through the blood of the Lamb, the word of our testimony and loving not our lives, even unto death, we have become overcomers, walking closely with the wise master builder in his day by day lessons. Goodness and mercy are our guide as we partake of his divine nature. Hold fast. Gently he will guide us into his rest and we will become effective, spirit filled vessels for his kingdom purposes. Jesus is the Mighty King, author of everything!
The Lord is our Shepherd.