Category: Remain In Him

THE SACRIFICE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

“There is no time to do what is right. We must set our heart to obey the Word of God, all the time. God’s kind of lifestyle calls us to do what is right in the sight of God at all times, even though it is contrary to what we naturally want to do. Choosing to do what is right is a great test to the flesh.

What is the sacrifice of righteousness? Choosing to do God’s will rather than our own. When our flesh says hate, God says love. It takes sacrificial love to love your enemy and to pray for them. These are the weapons of righteousness. This is the sacrifice that Jesus looks at and rewards. Even though that might not be a grand, or outward sacrifice, it is what Jesus values.”

LIFE ANEW

“When we talk of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, we are talking of the rare opportunity He has given to all believers to experience a new beginning – a situation in which every dead area of our lives receives life anew.

We are dead to our past and alive to our future. Sin’s power over us is broken and we now put on Christ’s new life: we live in Him, move in Him and have our being in Him. Herein lies the significance of resurrection.”

THE LORD HAS CHASED YOUR ENEMY

“How many of us like the people within the dying city, struck by famine, give in to fear, desperation and refuse to venture outside when God has chased our enemy away? Fear can cripple and torment us, and rob us of life’s opportunities. How many minutes, hours, days, weeks, months and even years have been wasted due to fear.”

STEP INTO GOD’S PROMISE

“To step into God’s promise for your life, allow God’s Word to channel your way. Be sensitive to God’s voice in your heart and obey its leading and you will discover that every place you tread will be because God has destined it, in His purpose for you. God is faithful, and His promise still stands. (Psalm 119:89).”

YOUR TEST

“If we look back over our lives, we can see how God has led us through many wilderness situations and demonstrated His faithfulness, love, guidance and wisdom.
But when we are in the middle of a test, sometimes it is hard to recognise it.
The Israelites were not quick to perceive that their time of wilderness was a test. And what was God testing? Their hearts.
Our motives are weighed by the Lord. Jesus’ focus is the motive behind what we do – that is why God tests our hearts to reward us.”

JESUS’ ACCESS TO YOU

“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
John 16:33

The reason Jesus gave us this command to be of good cheer is because He wants to help us in times of trouble, but His only access to us is joy in our heart.”