Have a wonderful evening!!!
Verses of the day:
Psalm 79:13 “Then we the people, the sheep of your pasture, will praise you forever; from generation to generation we will recount your praise.”
When I read this verse I was reminded of the story in the Bible where Jesus tells a parable about the shepherd and his lost sheep. Just as the shepherd will search high and low for the lost sheep, so also will Jesus seek us out! It is the least we can do to praise Him!! I can’t even fathom what Heaven will be like with countless people worshiping and praising the Lord J…it is going to be AWESOME!!
Proverbs 24:10 “If you falter in times of trouble, how small is your strength.”
We are not perfect and we are going to falter. It is important that we stay in the Word!!
Proverbs 24:29 “Do not say, ‘I’ll do to him as he has done to me; I’ll pay that man back for what he did.’”
This comes down to “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Life is to short to hold a grudge! We need to practice forgiving and forgetting.
Romans 6:6 “For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin—because anyone who has dies has been freed from sin.”
My Utmost For His Highest – Feb. 24th
THE DELIGHT OF SACRIFICE
"I will very gladly spend and be spent for you;" 2 Corinthians 12:15
When the Spirit of God has shed abroad the love of God in our hearts, we begin deliberately to identify ourselves with Jesus Christ's interests in other people, and Jesus Christ is interested in every kind of man there is. We have no right in Christian work to be guided by our affinities; this is one of the biggest tests of our relationship to Jesus Christ. The delight of sacrifice is that I lay down my life for my Friend, not fling it away, but deliberately lay my life out for Him and His interests in other people, not for a cause. Paul spent himself for one purpose only - that he might win men to Jesus Christ. Paul attracted to Jesus all the time, never to himself. "I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some." When a man says he must develop a holy life alone with God, he is of no more use to his fellow men: he puts himself on a pedestal, away from the common run of men. Paul became a sacramental personality; wherever he went, Jesus Christ helped Himself to his life. Many of us are after our own ends, and Jesus Christ cannot help Himself to our lives. If we are abandoned to Jesus, we have no ends of our own to serve. Paul said he knew how to be a "door-mat" without resenting it, because the mainspring of his life was devotion to Jesus. We are apt to be devoted, not to Jesus Christ, but to the things which emancipate us spiritually. That was not Paul's motive. "I could wish my self were accursed from Christ for my brethren" - wild, extravagant - is it? When a man is in love it is not an exaggeration to talk in that way, and Paul is in love with Jesus Christ.
What are we willing to sacrifice?