Hebrews 10:32-39
Remember those earlier days after you had received the light, when you stood your ground in a great contest in the face of suffering. Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution; at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated. You sympathized with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions. So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. For in just a very little while, “He who is coming will come and will not delay. But my righteous one will live by faith. And if he shrinks back, I will not be pleased with him.” But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who believe and are saved.

Yesterday I was convicted by the Lord of trying to seek wisdom from the world about Him when I had His word in my hands and His spirit in my heart directing me towards Him. My earnest prayer now is that I am remembered as a signpost for Christ directing people to Him rather than being a fountain of wisdom seeking people to glorify me and in the same way I learn to yearn for Christ from His word and be encouraged by His children, not the other way around. When I first encountered Jesus Christ, it was a momentous period of my life and I did not live for the pleasures of this world but to serve Him with my life. My goals and aspirations were centered on Him and all I wanted was more of Jesus in me at whatever the cost was. Where did I lose that yearning, how can I have it back and what is God saying to us today?

I am not certain if this is a gender issue or a common problem all humans face but we tend to take people for granted over time. In much the same way, we take our relationship with God for granted over time and He becomes a mantle showpiece that is regularly dusted but seldom appreciated. We are slowly attracted back by the Devil to seek a peaceable life, significance in the eyes of man, comfort in the possession of much, joy in the blessing of good health, etc. God reminds us today that we are to remember what He saved us from and that we are never to forget that our salvation was not an act of our own but His gracious gift to us. If you have not experienced salvation, just ask Jesus Christ to reveal it to you and you will be filled with a joy unspeakable. If you have experienced salvation and have forgotten, I pray that like me, you are awakened to who God truly is to us. Are you willing to be a signpost for God or a fountain of wisdom for your glory?

In His Loving Service,
ServantBoy

Habakkuk 2:4 “Look at the proud person. He is not right in himself. But the righteous person will live because of his faithfulness.”

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Comments
  1. Thanks, Vineet . . .you always address the stuff that needs addressed. This seems a constant battle. I don’t like not looking wise in anyone’s eyes, but I love Him . . .and will risk it all to be closer to Him. That means not being known for wisdom or wealth or receiving glory. There is a beautiful peace and covering in that, that pulls me away from the world whenever I start to wander and wonder and think I need to be wiser apart from Him. God bless you always and in all ways! deb

  2. ServantBoy says:

    Debbie,
    What you desire is so different from what some Christians desire these days an that is what worries me. I have seen many Christians who start out with a zeal for God and are presently in a state of comfort as they seek MORE not of Him but of blessings so that they are able to bless others. When we seek anything but Christ, we are going to loose our foothold and if God provides for the birds of the air without their asking, what about His own children? When we seek God, we find a peace that the world can never find but when and that is what the world desires but cannot have until they have Jesus. Thank you for being a faithful encourager to God’s children and I continue to pray that God blesses you in every way as you continue to serve Him faithfully.
    Blessings,
    Vineet

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