Yes, it’s that time of the year when we need to get in there and eliminate all that stands in the way of our intimacy with the Lord. Most times we focus on the tangible things and often neglect the unseen and most significant things. The bible sums it up and calls it the “hidden man of the heart”!
How is the state of your heart today? Those thoughts that go on in there, would you honestly say God is pleased with them? Do you justify your actions towards your spouse, children, relatives, neighbours, friends or foe by what you feel you deserve and not by what Christ would expect of you? Take a minute to meditate on this.
Beloved, it seriously doesn’t matter what men think of you. The bible records that offence and challenges will come your way because of the word of truth that you believe. So don’t strive to be in favour with all men but rather strive to love all men unconditionally, i.e. whether they do you good or not.
Work out your salvation with fear and trembling before your God and let your every word, thought and deed be well pleasing to Him. Seek to eliminate any barriers that stand in the pathway to His presence …and desire to enter through the highway of holiness,truth, love and peace. This is a journey that we must all undertake to ultimately experience the “fullness of joy” that awaits us in the presence of the most high God!
The heavens are open unto us today…and if we truly seek Him early, we shall find Him for keeps! I love you dearly and I am praying for you.