Short Reads to Stimulate Long Thoughts

In the Written Word with the Living Word

Wednesday –Nov 18, 2015 – QT

Isaiah 17 (NASB)
In that day their strong cities will be like forsaken places in the forest,
Or like branches which they abandoned before the sons of Israel;
And the land will be a desolation.
10 For you have forgotten the God of your salvation
And have not remembered the rock of your refuge.
Therefore you plant delightful plants
And set them with vine slips of a strange god.


Father, You are the God of Promises; the God of Covenants. You are God of my protection, place of peace, hiding or separation from the flesh, world and Satan. You are the revealer, transformer, and conformer. You are Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-Control; ready and willing to be expressed through Oneness with Christ Jesus.

I am a man without excuse – the world, the flesh and Satan cannot defeat Jesus unless I choose to let them defeat me.

          My excuse is that it should be easy not effort – focus on Jesus.

          My excuse is that the flesh is weak – focus on Jesus.

          My excuse is the world is sooooo attractive – focus on Jesus.   

          My excuse is that Satan is too powerful – focus on Jesus.

Romans 12:Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. (NASB)

Hebrews 12:…fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. (NASB)

My greatest problem is I have let tradition turn my Bible into the ‘tree of knowledge of good and evil, rather than being the ‘tree of life’ revealing the heart of God. Thank You that Your Revelation has become more than a self-help book; it is Your book of revelation, drawing me into Union with You through Jesus Christ.


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