Love you all, praying for you,
I just love God’s Word. It give truth for life. And sometimes… it’s uncomfortable. How did you do yesterday? Did you grumble and complain? Or were your lips overflowing with thanksgiving and praise? Were you patient – operating in that fruit of the Spirit if you walk in Him? Or were you easily angered, or soon irritated? Did you lay down your life for your husband or wife, or a friend? Or were you more concerned with your desires, preference, or opinion? God said several times in His Word that it is good to examine yourself. How did you do yesterday? 2 Corinthians 13:5 – Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves… Paul was encouraging the believers in Corinth to be sure they were walking in the commands of God, walking in the Spirit, not according to the natural desires of the flesh. Paul himself said, “My conscience is clear, but that doesn’t make me innocent. It is the Lord himself who will examine me and decide.” Paul was saying. You examine yourself, not by yourself, you ask God to reveal it. David said, “Search me O God, and know me heart, test me and know my thoughts. See if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” It’s good to examine yourself. How did you do yesterday? Not to be sure you are saved. Your performance doesn’t earn your Salvation, you are disqualified, you are saved by grace through faith in Christ alone! But it is good to examine yourself to see if you are walking in the way that God called you, and the ways that God called you. PIVAT is the way chosen for you – His plans for you today. PRISM is His ways, His Word of truth and life. How did you do yesterday, isn’t to beat yourself up about your failures, false humility is just an excuse. It’s an opportunity to ask God to reveal anything that you might have missed, thank Him for the little victories He gave, Grace for your good choices. And if you ever fell a little short. You can make things right with God and others. How did you do yesterday? You examine yourself by asking God, thanking Him for His help in the good you did, thanking Him for his mercy if you screwed up in a couple of things. And most importantly – thanking Him for the grace He gives – the favor and power to choose the best next time. That’s what grace does, it helps you choose godliness. You can walk in the Spirit! Today can be better than yesterday! And no matter what happened, you can praise Him, it will encourage you as you walk in the Spirit, as you delight in His Word, and as you choose the path that He has chosen for your good! How did you do yesterday? How are you doing so far today? Its never to late to make a better choice, the right choice. He'll help you! It’s always worth it!
Love you all,
Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!