Thursday 30 April 2020

Devotional Tea 39: Keeping Your Edge

Scripture: Romans 12:11 (TPT)
Be enthusiastic to serve the Lord, keeping your passion toward him boiling hot! Radiate with the glow of the Holy Spirit and let him fill you with excitement as you serve him.
"If Jesus Christ isn't strong enough to motivate you to live biblically, you don't know Him at all." (Paul Washer)
Our hunger for God is the true test of the genuineness of our faith. When we stop seeking for Him we sure have drifted off the perfect way, the strait and the narrow pathway to Heaven, God's heart. It is all so easy to drift. "Drift" not a sudden turning off. For the devil knows too well we will react to sudden, big changes. No, he does not come with the dramatic. He comes with seemingly insignificant - tuning - changes, veering our hearts in drifts away from the perfect way.

God help each of us not to drift from the koinonia (fellowship) to which we are called. May we not find solace in a mere religion, glorified by the multitude. Henry Blackaby, in his book, "Experiencing God," gives the following as features of people who have drifted off the pathway (lost their edge).

1 - No longer Hearing from God;
2 - Loss of Joy;
3 - Not Producing Spiritual Fruit;
4 - No longer having Victory in Life.

Do you still have your edge? Is your heart beating after Christ? Is your heart burning for Him? Are you on the pathway to Heaven? God help us all.

Further Reading: Genesis 3:1-6; Matthew 4:1-11, 5:3-12; Mark 12:30-31; Romans 12:11-16

Prayer: Lord, give me oil in my lamp keep me burning. May I never forget you are the very, and the only reason I am alive. In You, I move, live, and have my very being. Help me never forget my walk with You is far more important than any work I might ever find myself doing for you.

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"If I should neglect prayer but a single day, I should lose a great deal of the fire of faith." (Martin Luther)

"When a Christian jealously guards his secret life with God, his public life will take care of itself." (Oswald Chambers)

"If you want that splendid power in prayer, you must remain in loving, living, lasting, conscious, practical, abiding union with the Lord Jesus Christ." (Charles H. Spurgeon)

"God has privileged us in Christ Jesus to live above the ordinary human plane of life. Those who want to be ordinary and live on a lower plane can do so, but as for me, I will not." (Smith Wigglesworth)

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