Luke 8: 21 “He replied, “My mother and brothers are those who hear God’s word and put it into practice.”
I love the simple truth that Jesus taught his first disciples. You want to be recognized as a part of Jesus’ family? Obey his Father’s word and live his Father’s will!
Our parents normally tell us, “When you know better, you should do better.” It is one thing to never be exposed to or told those things that are right … versus knowing what is right and electing to follow our own desires.
I Peter 1:23-25 sheds light on this: “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever. (24) For all flesh is as grass and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth and the flower thereof falls away. (25) But the word of the Lord endureth forever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.”
In life, we will have people try to lead us astray. Some may be wolves in sheep’s clothing. As my mom would say, “Never lower your standards, child.” Likewise, Our Abba Father does not want us to compromise our faith. If that happens, you will be opening yourself to the tricks of Satan, the great deceiver. Let us put on the full armor of God. He will protect us, never leave us, nor forsake us! Let us rejoice in the Lord always.
Bless us today, Heavenly Father, with the clarity to see the opportunities you have placed in our way to live in obedience to your will. However, Father, we don’t want this clarity to be a fleeting thing. Help us be more aware of the opportunities you place in our path every day. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
Good Morning and Have a Blessed day Everyone……