Love you all, praying for you!
God reminding me of several things recently. How do you read God’s Word? What impression does your mind go to first? Sometimes God speaks directly. “The truth hurts.” The devil wants to condemn you with it – but God wants to compel you with it, grow you, make you better, fully faithful and fully consistent. How you view God’s word tells a lot about your heart. Do you receive God’s word with joy – with the knowledge of His love for you that is loving you enough to correct you when you’re wrong, and raise you to a higher level? Or do you allow yourself a ‘guilt pity party?’ Some people use guilt and shame as an excuse to not make the change. Quick obeyers aren’t like that. Those like David, who inclined his heart to do God’s will – don’t waste time feeling bad, they are too busy repenting and instantly obeying. Praying that you would rejoice in every direct word that God gives. That you would ask the Holy Spirit to give you insight from the right perspective. And whatever God said that applies to you, that God is showing you – you would make the change, obey immediately, and do it with joy. Proverbs 18:9 - One who is slack in his work is brother to the one who destroys. Wow. Not fully diligent is just like the one who intentionally tears down. But really – who is the one who destroys? There is one who comes to steal, kill and destroy. I never want to be a brother of him. The devil is always trying to destroy the things of God. He tries in two ways. First, He tries to get people to destroy or tear down what God is building – from the inside or the outside. And then, if they don’t work against God, he wants them to not obey, delay to obey, or not obey fully. He wants brothers… The opportunity cost of disobedience or incomplete obedience destroys what God is building. A person slack in their work – means – not the work they are doing, they could be doing their own thing – not God’s thing for them. Slack or diligent? If you’re not doing what God told you, it doesn’t matter. Praying that PiVAT before dinner – has you waking up each morning with your heart set on obedience, so His blessing can flow in your life!
Slack: Loose, slow, not tense or intense, not firmly extended – a slack rope. Weak, remiss (negligent, not performing duty or business, not complying with engagements, or not in due time. Not using due diligence, not earnest or eager. The first key to obedience. PiVAT before dinner, PiVAT Weekly before the week begins. If you haven’t been diligent enough to seek His plan for you – that’s where slack begins. But if you live in PiVAT every day – constantly coming back to the Holy Spirit to direct you step by step, you’ll be fully faithful in this hour. If slack is brother to the destroyer. Then diligent to know the will of God for you today, and diligent to do it - makes you brother to the builder. Praying that you will know fully what God has told you to do in this hour. (If you haven’t already, just ask Him now – double-check with Him! He’ll tell you) Come back to PRISM all day long – It will help you do it with joy! Praying that you will always be brother to the builder, the Author and the Finisher. You will find a new level of joy in every step of obedience. That’s how you walk in the Good that He has for you.
Love you all,
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