The post below- captures the heart of this week’s text’s perfectly.
This weeks Scriptures focus on Abraham rather than Jacob (below). It is God does the work of the Covenant with Abraham…. yet Abraham believes in faith…. he was fully persuaded that God had the power to do what He had promised… even when Sarah did not believe fully, God brought her to a point of faith. For those whom are willing to walk forward in faith, they have one Declaration – “Jesus is LORD!”
Jesus is Lord over all and overall, those who believe in faith receive the blessing and bounty of the Kingdom. The blessing and bounty of the Kingdom come as an act of deliverance. It is out of this deliverance which it is made possible for us to “Love the LORD!” We must confess with our mouth and believe in our heart… (Romans 10:4-13) Loving the Lord is a holistic expression of life. In this, we deny ourselves, in order to find ourselves. We take up our cross, in our to share in the values of the Cross. WE follow Jesus – because he is our LORD.
Kingdom Principle: Jesus is Lord (King) over everything; heaven to earth, past to future, sinner to saint.
My actions do not determine my identity, rather Jesus actions declare my identity.
|Genesis 28:10-19a||Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24||Romans 8:12-25||Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43|
How aware of God are you? Do you see God in everything? (I love the Everything by Tim Hughes) When are you most focused on God? Unfortunately that answer for the vast majority of people is that they are most aware and focused on God when they are in a crisis or have great need. This is not coincidence, for in these moments we are confronted with the reality that we are not in control, and that we are in need of a Savior, to be Lord over our lives. This shift of our awareness of God taking place in moments of peace verses chaos, takes place…
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