Wednesday, March 2, 2011
"KEYS TO WALKING THE PATH OF GOD'S MIRACLES" Conclusion
Good Evening to All!
This will be the last 2 segments of this series.
6. Give God the Glory - Isaiah 2:17 And the loftiness of men shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.
How often are we wise to be reminded of two things, especially when fruitfulness or blessing attends our work in Jesus' name. First, be reminded of the amazing things God did to bring us to a place of blessing; and second, be reminded to give HIM the glory unswervingly--especially during seasons when we seem to be enjoying an abundance of blessing. Learning to abound requires never forgetting that we have been abased--and remembering that God is the only factor who has made the difference! (Phil. 4:12, 19). Such times of remembering extreme testing are absolutely necessary; for without them our flesh will be tempted to take the credit, pride will follow, and with its coming, God's intended purposes for us will be ruined. (Prov. 165:18). Let every inclination to think highly of our work become an occasion for prostration in the presence of God, "that no flesh should glory in His presence" (1 Cor. 1:29).
We must remember that we can do nothing without God, so He alone deserves all the credit and the glory.
7. Expect "Greater Things"(John 14:12, 13) A vital key to walking in the pathway of God's miracles is to stay available to the implications of Jesus' words here. When blessing comes in your work, service, or ministry, it is tempting to accept that this is "all" God has for you--to find it easy to stop and rest, rather than keeping your hand to the plow (Luke 9:62). Instead, refuse to allow the blessings of God's grace on your work to lead you to think that He may not be ready to do even more in your life He does not call you to attempt to produce more, but to ask ad believe Him for more--for greater works He has in store for us to receive and, by His grace, achieve for His kingdom's purposes and glory. Keep your heart set and ready for the next advance for His kingdom!
We mustn't limit God's blessings for us by "settling" or thinking that we have "reached our limit" of His blessings. God is only limited by our own expectations. If we don't expect much, then we won't get much. Like the old saying You get out of it what you put into it. If we don't put our belief into what God can do, then we won't see much. Not because He can't do it, but because we put a veil over our own hearts and eyes by limiting our own belief and expectations.
Good night to All and May God Bless!