Come close to God and He will come close to you. Recognize that you are sinners, get your soiled hands clean; realize that you have been disloyal; wavering individuals with divided interests, and purify your hearts of your spiritual adultery. - James 4:8 (amplified) This is a powerful Scripture. It is a promise and an admonishment combined. The Admonishment: Do not be prideful; recognize that there is sin in your life and get rid of it. Repent. Turn from your sin. It is telling us to stop being a spiritual adulteress. We are being encouraged to let go of the flesh and submit to the will of the King. Why? For our own good and so we can obtain the promise! The Promise: The Creator of all things will make His camp with us. You see, when we turn from our sin and draw near to Daddy, He comes close to us as well. He never walks away...WE do. Something to Remember: Sin is what keeps us from God. When we are walking in habitual and willful sin, we cannot be in right … [Read more...]
The Daily – Who is your Vine Dresser?
May Christ through your faith actually dwell in your hearts! May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love, That you may have the power and be strong to apprehend and grasp with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth of it; That you may really come to know practically, through experience for yourselves, the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself! Now to Him Who, is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we dare ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]--To Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever. Amen (so be it). - Ephesians 3:17-21 (amplified) Our roots SHOULD be grounded in LOVE. However, many times, we do not choose to ground ourselves in love and instead, we choose the ways, desires and things of this world. … [Read more...]