I spent some time reading the Word and a devotional by Beth Moore.
The devotional was on how we see our walk as Christians. So many see their walk(me including at one time) as a list of things we are not allowed to do as believers. (thou shall not steal, no lying, no, no, no) Instead of seeing it as being set free. Set free to live a life to enjoy with Christ.
“ Think about this with me: only ONE tree in the entire Garden was forbidden to Adam and Eve. Instead of surveying everything God had given her and marveling, ALL OF THIS! the serpent seduced Eve into thinking, Perhaps I’d rather trade all this in for the one thing God told me to avoid. He could be holding out on me.” (When Godly People do Ungodly things by Beth Moore)
Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly [places] in Christ:
Who hath blessed us with ALL spiritual blessings… all… not some, all! Can you fathom that? What the ALL really is? I know for a fact in my walk I have NOT reached the all. I get stuck, I stumble and even reach from time to time for a forbidden tree because I have NOT grasped in my spirit the All of my spiritual blessings. I allow myself to get into this rut and I start believing those lies again that tempt me or make me unsatisfied with who I am and what the Lord has called me to do in my life.
I am fulfilled and I find joy only when I seek first the kingdom of heaven and HIS righteousness.
I praise your Holy Name because you are worthy to be praised! Thank you Lord for your blessings. I count it all joy to be called one of your own.
Help me Lord to show the blessings you bestow upon me. Help me to be joyful in my walk with you. Help me to see the positives!
Lord forgive me for believing the lies.
Be with me as I begin my day. I am thankful for your Word! May these words be food to my soul.
For thine is the Kingdom the power and Glory forever and ever-Amen
Thank you for stopping by this morning.. May our Lord Jesus be with you. May you find Joy in your walk with Him!