Good morning! Grace and peace to you in abundance from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. Today we are testing ourselves with God's definition of direct.
2 Thessalonians 3v5 May the Lord direct your hearts into God's love and Christ's perseverance.
We have to always remember, as in Paul's age as in our age, there are always going to be people that do not have faith in God among us. Through Jesus Christ we have received everything we need for this life. We receive faithfulness, we receive perseverance, we receive hope, we receive deliverance from evil, we receive God's grace or love that gives us all this and holds everything together for the common good of all believers. There is always going to be those among us that idle, that do not live according to the teachings of Christ given through us. We may have been one to idle at one time but by the Holy Spirit we are driven and directed in a new direction. We labor and toil with the perseverance of Christ in hope of His glory to be shown throughout our lives. Through the Holy Spirit of Christ we have confidence in the Lord that whoever we tell of His commands they will continue to do them as they are now doing. The Holy Spirit directs us and teaches us all things, it does not ever leave anything out of what we need to know for this life and the one to come. We have faith in Him teaching us all we need to know if He is living in us. (John 14v26 But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.) When the world looks at us they must first know we love Him above all else. If they first believe we love people first then the world will not be changed by God's love it will only be consumed by our own natural love. It may make them feel good but they will not be led to the Father of love so they can be healed. We are drawn to remain in Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit and we will remain in His words because that is what He desires and wants for us, so what ever we ask we will receive. (John 15v7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you.) We will be directed to all these desires through the Holy Spirit. If you are not directed by God's love by having faith in His words, His patients, His perseverance and faithfulness then turn to God and ask Him to give you His Holy Spirit of truth. Tell him you do not want to be directed by the wisdom of this world. Tell the Father that you desire the Spirit of Christ, so He can make you who you need and want to be! Tell the Father you no longer want the prince of this world to have a hold on you, tell Him you want the world to know you love Him and that you want to do exactly what He says and what He is commanded you to do. Tell Him with a sincere heart out of love you have for Him and continue to seek. (John 14v30 I will not speak with you much longer, for the prince of this world is coming. He has no hold on me. v31 but the world must learn that I love the Father and that I do exactly what my Father has command me). Who is directing us? Who do we have faith in directing us? Does the world know who is directing us by our words we speak and deeds we do, out of faith and love we have in Him? Does the world know who is directing us by who we love most? Does the world know who is directing us by looking at the people around us changing because we have changed? Read John 14 and 15 and 2 Thessalonians 3. I love everyone with the love God gives me for you!