Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Sons of God

Romans 8 :12Therefore, brothers, we have an obligation—but it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it. 13For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live, 14because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.

Today is a day when more than ever people need to be led by the Spirit of God. We are told that those who are led by the Spirit of God are the sons of God. Are you led by the Spirit of God? People are led by all kinds of things these days, "pastors", the news media, politicians..everything BUT the Spirit of God.

I believe the Lord spoke to me yesterday about this and I have this picture in my head of rivers of life flowing throughout the earth. These rivers are pools/paths of life where the Spirit of God would have us walk but so many people today are not following His lead. We need to center ourselves in the middle of the Lord's will for our lives and when we do, we will find ourselves in these rivers of life. This world is full of darkness and death but it doesn't have to be dark and dead for you. We must search out the mind of God to determine where His Spirit is leading us. If we are faithful and obedient, he will lead us right into these rivers of life where his Spirit is working and flowing with power in this world today.

I can tell you that in some places in this world the decay and death are so thick you can almost slice through them with a knife. The antidote for this is the working of our God through his children in faith and obedience. The Lord never told us to change the whole world but he does tell us to change our world, that is, the one immediately around us that we live day in and day out. The commands to repent, to pray in faith, to believe, to obey will ALL change the world a little at a time in the places and paths you walk.

If people understood the power of God that is unleashed through faithful, patient prayer and belief then they would pray more. We live in a faithless world where seeing is believing instead of believing is seeing. I believe the Lord is calling out to this world for believers to get back to his word and take it at face value. If he said he was going to do something, if he made a promise then he meant to keep it.

Jeremiah 1:12 The LORD said to me, "You have seen correctly, for I am watching to see that my word is fulfilled."

The Lord watches over his Word to make sure it is fulfilled. He cannot be called a liar...ever. Most people give up in prayer and belief because in this fast food, drive through, insta gimme gimme world everyone wants everything NOW so when they have to wait they just move on to things they can have now. What they don't understand is that it is through faith AND PATIENCE that the promises of God come to fruition:

Hebrews 6:12 Then, instead of being lazy, you will imitate those who are receiving the promises through faith and patience.

It's the patience that gets most people, they just can't maintain the faith long enough to receive the promises. We all need to hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches today. We need to hear what the Spirit is saying to us personally today. We need to seek his face and follow his lead that we may find ourselves centered in his will. Where the Spirit is, life is, power is, peace is. Isn't that where you want to be?

These are the things the Lord is saying to me today. We are dearly loved, grace and peace