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Monday, April 11, 2011

Be Filled with God

Be Filled with God

4/8

Psalm 71:8

Consider again the verse from Ephesians 3:19: “That you may be………. A body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself!” Imagine what your day will be like if your body is wholly filled with God.  You will be a container, carrying God everywhere you go. It will affect your thoughts, emotions and actions. Being filled with the divine presence of God will change what you say, the entertainment you choose, and the people with whom you elect to spend time.

 

When we are born again, Jesus comes to live in us as a seed. Caring for that seed of new life by watering it with the Word, nurturing it through direction, and weeding out the sins in our lives makes the seed of His presence grow bigger and bigger until it fills our entire being.

 

4/9

Bearing Fruit  

John 15:16

The Bible says that we are blessed if our confidence is in the Lord.  We will be like trees planted by the waters that continue to bear fruit (see Jeremiah 17:7-8).

 

I admit that sometimes, at the end of a day, we may feel that all of our fruit has been picked! But God will replenish us if we abide in Him. If we put our trust in God, we will bear all kinds of fruit, and will have fruit to share with others every morning.

 

4/10

Use the Keys

Psalm 34:10

Jesus said, “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bid (declare to be improper and unlawful) on earth must be what is already bound in heaven; and whatever you loose (declare lawful) on earth must be what is already loosed in heaven” (Matthew 16:19).

 

As a believer, you have authority to live a life of victory and to forbid the devil to torment you. It is not lawful for him to destroy you in heaven, so it is not lawful for him to destroy you during your days on earth. Use the keys of the kingdom of heaven that Jesus has passed to you. Loose God’s blessings upon your efforts and bind the evil works that come against the fruit of your labors today.

 

4/11

Brokenness Is Good

Psalm 17:7-8

David said, “Lord, I am like a broken vessel” (see Psalm 31:12) Brokenness seems bad, but through brokenness we rid ourselves of the outer shell, the fleshly parts of us, that need to be thrown off in order to bring forth the good things that are in us.

 

All of us need to be broken as David was; we need to be totally dependent on God to deliver us from evil. Pray today as David did: “But I trusted in, relied on, and was confident in you, O Lord; I said, You are my God” (Psalm 31:14).

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