March 26, 2018 – April 1, 2018
Work Out Your Salvation
“Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling;” – Philippians 2:12
Throughout the Week
Are you a Christian on Sunday but a drunkard on Monday? Do you shout on Sunday but curse on Monday? Do you proclaim the name of Jesus at church, but at work they cannot see the light of God on you? Are you honoring the Father in your private time as well as in public?
The Father of Glory See’s All
“Can anyone hide himself in secret places, So I shall not see him?” says the LORD; “Do I not fill heaven and earth?” says the LORD.” – Jeremiah 23:24
As Christians sometimes, we become distracted with the things of this world. Sometimes those things are other people. We can become so concerned about someone else’s faults, that we can forget about our own salvation. The Bible says in I Peter 4:18, “Now “If the righteous one is scarcely saved, where will the ungodly and the sinner appear?” It is time that we stop focusing on where everyone is falling and worry about ourselves.
We cannot preach Jesus and gossip about our neighbor. We cannot preach Jesus and operate in anger. We cannot preach Jesus and operate in the works of the flesh. As Christians we should strive daily to have fruit of the spirit as it reads in Galatians 5:22-23, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control, Against such there is no law.”
Dear Lord Heavenly Father, Lord I pray that you order my steps as in Psalm 37:23-24, “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, And He delights in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For the LORD upholds him with His hand.” Lord I pray that You uphold me. I pray that I am covered by the blood. I decree and declare Isaiah 54:17 over my life, “No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgement You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the LORD.” I speak right now that this week will be dedicated to the fruit of the spirit. I will be obedient, kind, and I will restore my brother or sister with the spirit of gentleness as in Galatians 6:1, “Brethren, if a man is over taken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted.” If any sin should hinder this prayer, I ask that You forgive me. In Jesus name, I pray. Thank God, Amen.
I HOPE YOU HAVE A BLESSED WEEK,