Breakout to Enter In
There are many ways we can be hindered in our walk in our Lord, and one that is very common for all; complacency. It has been said; “familiarity breeds contempt”. We must place the greatest value upon our relationship in our Lord, and we must come to understand that His Word is more precious than gold or silver.
Today if you hear His voice, reach into Him, lay hold of our Lord. Ask seek and knock on His door. Express fervent desire to know Him, and to be known by Him.
Our Lord wants to see in our hearts the burning desire that is essential for our walk in Him. We live in perilous times, with many distractions, chief among them are false teachings that have the appearance of being valid. Remember that a counterfeit is only dangerous if it looks like the real.
Seek the Lord for discernment, wisdom, and ever increasing understanding. Taking to heart the admonition of our brother Paul:
“Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of good pleasure.” Philippians 2:12, 13
We must see that our Lord is both our calling and our ability. He provides us the ability, it must be put into action. It’s like a meal prepared for each of us, He knows exactly what you or I need for this day. He isn’t slack in His promise to provide, and He does. A meal is of no value unless it is consumed. This is our part, to spiritually stretch out our hands and receive the meal He has for us, and to eat of all He has provided.
“And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things, he said unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God.
Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many: And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready.
And they all with one began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come. So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room. And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel to come in, that my house may be filled. For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper.” Luke 14:15~24
We are without excuse, our Lord is beckoning us to come and eat of His table, our response must be expressed with the same Spirit His invitation is given in.
In our hearts we must repent of our complacency, and seek from our Lord something new, His zeal. His example we find what He is looking for.
“And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.”
With our spiritual hands we must reach out to our Lord, for the harvest is great, but the laborers are few.
“Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees; And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.” Hebrews 12:12, 13
“Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched forth; and it was restored whole, like as the other.” Matthew 12:13