Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father's Day!

God watches over men (Dads) who delight in the Word rather than wickedness. Dads have no place walking in counsel of the wicked, standing with sinners, or sitting with mockers. Dads need to be with their wives and children, living like they believe the Word and teaching their children how to live it. This man prospers because God watches over him. He is like a tree planted by a stream. His roots run deep, his limbs are strong, his fruit is plentiful and good (Psalm 1:1-6)

One father overheard his son pray, "Dear God, Make me the kind of man my Daddy is."

Later that night the dad prayed his own prayer as he usually did saying, "God, Make me the kind of man my son wants me to be." God can answer that prayer for the dad who "meditates on his Word."

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Walk in the Spirit

Living by in the way of sexual immorality, hatred, envy, divisiveness, and drunkenness is easy. It's natural. Act without thought. Follow your passions. Give reign to your desires. You will walk in the way of human, sinful nature (Galatians 5:19-21). Be warned, though, if you continue that way, you will not go to heaven.

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law" (Galatians 5:22-23).

Living in the way of the Spirit demands deliberate choice. You must make up your mind that living in this difficult way is the way for you. This way of the Spirit is not natural. It is spiritual and we must decide to give reign to the spiritual way of life. "Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit," Paul continued (5:24-25).

Make the choice to live for Jesus. Be clothed with Christ (3:26). And then live in the way of the Spirit. You will not always do what you want to do, but if the way of the Spirit is your mindset, you are not under the law that condemns when you sin. You have life, and you will have it eternally! That's Life at Work!