This is what the Lord says:
“Let not the wise boast of their wisdom

    or the strong boast of their strength
    or the rich boast of their riches,
but let the one who boasts boast about this:
    that they have the understanding to know me,
that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness,
    justice and righteousness on earth,
    for in these I delight,”
declares the Lord.”

Jeremiah 9:23-24

The greatest achievement on earth is to pray as God wants us to pray, because prayer is a relationship that exists between God and His children, a relationship that will take you beyond the grave, to eternity.

 

This means all that you hold dear in this world is nothing compared to knowing God, and to be known by Him. So, how can we have understanding to know God? Knowing God is not only to see His miracles, His works, His hands but to learn His ways.

 

How do we learn His ways? Through His Word and by His Spirit in our heart. God tests our hearts to reward us. In God’s way, our life is measured by the movement of our heart.  What you see as failure may not be at all in His way, what you see as success may not be at all in His way.

 

We need a greater understanding of God’s heart to know that what we are going through, God is aware. God is working through your circumstances, sicknesses, affliction, setback. You need a greater understanding of God’s heart to understand this, if not you continue to run after alternatives. Whereas God works through your circumstances of life.

 

Lord, give me a greater understanding of Your heart because You are Lord over my life.

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.”