2 Timothy three:14, 16-17: But as for you, proceed within the issues which you’ve realized and been assured of, figuring out from whom you’ve realized them, … All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is worthwhile for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the person of God could also be full, totally outfitted for each good work.
Lose weight, train extra, spend much less, save extra, preserve the home cleaner, eat higher. Do these sound acquainted? They are examples of New Year's resolutions. How many people have determined to do considered one of these within the subsequent year, free weight, eat higher, train extra, or one of many others? I do know I’ve so many occasions prior to now. Somehow, every year many people begin out heading in the right direction, however free our resolve and find yourself not protecting a single decision we made. Am I the one one this is applicable to?
I might counsel to you that this year, that you just let God be your information. Let Him present you how one can enhance your life within the coming year.
As Paul taught Timothy within the verses above, "continue in the things which you have learned."
2 Timothy 2:15: Be diligent to current your self accredited to God, a employee who doesn’t have to be ashamed, actually divining the phrase of reality.
Review the issues you’ve realized and use them as a beginning place and get into the Word of God for your self and apply it to your life. Verse 17 of our opening Scripture plainly tells us that by doing this God will equip us for what He has known as us to do.
2Timothy three:17: that the person of God could also be full, totally outfitted for each good work.
God won’t ask you to do one thing that he won’t make it easier to or put together you to do, together with learning His Word and drawing nearer to God.
Paul wrote to the Ephesians:
Ephesians 1: 16-21: 16: (I) don’t stop to offer thanks for you, making point out of you in my prayers: 17. that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, could give to you the spirit of knowledge and revelation within the data of Him, 18. the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you could be know what’s the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance within the saints, 19. and what’s the exceeding greatness of His energy towards us who consider, in response to the working of His mighty energy 20. which He labored in Christ when He raised Him from the lifeless and imprisoned Him at His proper hand within the heavenly locations, 21. far above all principality and energy and would possibly and dominion, and each identify that’s named, not solely on this age but additionally in that which is to return.
Paul prayed this prayer for the Ephesians and it’s one thing that applies to us immediately. It can be a prayer that we pray for ourselves, in order that we are able to develop in understanding of the issues of God and present ourselves accredited, "a worker who does not need to be ashamed."
Let's take a look at a number of of the particular issues Paul prayed.
1. That God, would provide the spirit of knowledge and revelation within the data of Him. The Living Bible interprets this verse as:
Verses 16-17: I’ve by no means stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you always, asking God, the wonderful Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to offer you knowledge to see clearly and actually perceive who Christ is and all that he has carried out for you.
Father God desires you to really perceive every part, all we’ve got to do is ask and He
will give us knowledge and revelation.
2. The eyes of our understanding be enlightened or opened to know what He has deliberate
for you as a believer. Another translation says verse 18 on this manner.
Verse 18: the eyes of your coronary heart will obtain mild. Then you’ll know the that means of the hope of God's invitation. You will know the riches of His superb inheritance among the many holy folks.
three. Paul goes on to say he prays that they’ll perceive God's true energy to assist us
any time we want it.
The Living Bible places it this manner: Verses 19-21: I pray that you’ll start to know how extremely nice his energy is to assist those that consider him. It is that very same mighty energy that raised Christ from the lifeless and imprisoned him within the place of honor at God's proper hand in heaven, far, far above some other king or ruler or dictator or chief. Yes, his honor is way extra superb than that of anybody else both on this world or on the earth to return.
So you see, after we study what God has already ready for us, by learning His Word and pray in response to His Word, we’ll develop every day within the issues of God. Do not be afraid
to ask God that will help you on this manner. God loves you and His important want for you as a born once more believer is so that you can develop stronger in Him every day.
– Living Bible
James four: 7-Eight: So give yourselves humbly to God. Resist the satan and he’ll flee from you. And while you draw near God, God will draw near you. Wash your palms, you sinners, and let your hearts be crammed with God alone to make them pure and true to him.
Do not waste time making New Year's resolutions you cannot preserve. Resolve to develop deeper in God and the issues of God this year.
It is absolutely quite simple, we resist the satan and what ever he’s attempting to do in our lives and we draw close to to God and He will in flip draw close to to us. We take step one by searching for Him with all our coronary heart and He will reply by changing into so actual to us. Is not that fantastic? God's love for us is rarely ending and His mercy is eternal, reap the benefits of these items, spend time with God and He will spend time with you. Develop a relentless one on one relationship with a very powerful individual within the universe and see the adjustments that can occur in your life over the following year. Then it is possible for you to to say to folks "Look what God has done" !!! Amen!
Have a blessed and Happy New Year Holiday in Christ,
Mark and Tinsley Baker.
The following is a duplicate of the Prayer in Ephesians, modified to the primary individual, in a extra private manner. Pray it for your self on daily basis and see the adjustments in your life from the primary second you resolve to place God first in your life. Amen
I ask that you just, the God of our Lord Jesus Christ and the all superb Father, give to me non secular knowledge and the perception to know extra of You. That I’ll obtain that internal illumination of the spirit which can make me notice how nice is the hope to which
You have known as me. That I’ll notice the magnificence and splendor of the inheritance promised to me as a Christian and the way large is the ability out there to me a believer in Christ Jesus. Help me to comprehend this is identical energy that You, Heavenly Father, used to boost Jesus from the lifeless and seat Him at your proper hand above all different powers, authority and rulers. And that provides Jesus the identify above each identify in Heaven and Earth. Help me to comprehend the place that I now have by way of Jesus. That I’m situated within the heavenly locations with Him. Give me the knowledge and data to know that the enemy has no energy over me and that now I’ve the thoughts of Christ and the knowledge of God to guide me.
Thank you Father.
Do you realize Jesus as your Lord and Savior? Do you need to be a joint inheritor with Christ?
If so, I urge you to earnestly pray the next prayer.
Dear Heavenly Father, I come to you within the identify of Jesus. Your phrase says, "… and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out." (Jn.6: 37)
So I do know You won’t forged me out, however You take me in, And I thanks for it. You mentioned in your Word, "whoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." (Ro. 10:13).
I’m calling in your identify, So I do know You have saved me now, You additionally mentioned, "… that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes to righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made to salvation. " (Ro.10: 9,10).
I consider in my coronary heart that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. I consider He was raised from the lifeless for my justification. And I confess Him now as my Lord, Because Your Word says, "… with the heart one believes to righteousness …" and I do consider with my coronary heart, I’ve now turn into the righteousness of God in Christ. (2 Cor. 5:21)
And I’m saved! Thank You, Lord!
I can now honestly say, I see myself as a born once more youngster of God!
Glory to God !!!! Amen.