Proverbs 21:21 He who pursues righteousness and loyalty Finds life, righteousness and honor.
God is loyal to us; you may think he has abandoned us to die in this world; physically and spiritually. That is not the case; Gods love is so loyal that it led him to the cross for him to be nailed to it for our sins so we can stand and sing I am a child of God. Out of Gods loyalty he will never let us go! how great is that? If we choose to leave him he will chase after us again giving us yet another chance to follow him. See, God is always there and he listens every time you speak and he looks into our eyes and sees the things we hide but, he hasn’t left us. His love is more faithful then the rising sun and since his love is faithful and we are called to be like Christ that means we must be loyal to God.
If were being loyal to God that means we are to repent from our sins; to live for him and give him all of our heart. Not some; not part; but all of our heart. I belong to Jesus; you belong to Jesus so we are to be loyal to him. We can not serve two masters! We can not serve God and sin; we have to give all of our heart to God.
Romans 8:35-39 Who will separate us from the Messiah’s love? Can trouble, distress, persecution, hunger, nakedness, danger, or a violent death do this? … In all these things we are triumphantly victorious due to the one who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor anything above, nor anything below, nor anything else in all creation can separate us from the love of God that is ours in union with the Messiah Jesus, our Lord.
Pray with me: Lord Jesus I give you all of me. To you alone God I am faithful and loyal. God hear me tonight; hear my prayer of gratitude that your love is loyal. Jesus your love is faithful and because of who you are I place my life in your hands and your loyal love.
2 Timothy 2:21
Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.
Are you a broken vessel? useful to the master and ready for every good work and set apart as holy? If most of us answer that honestly we would say no. Can you imagine looking at yourself in the mirror and being able to confidentially say “I am holy and useful, ready for every good work.?” That is not something easy to say about yourself “holy”. The truth is God calls us to be holy; he calls us to such high standards. If your a broken vessel; if you can not say you are ready for every good work that God has planned for you then I challenge you to take it into prayer with God right now. “Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable…” God is calling us to cleanse ourselves from sin BUT we can not do it without Jesus because he is the only one who can cleanse our slate and make us clean.
If we want to be a light onto this world to perform good deeds for Jesus then we need to cleanse ourselves through Jesus Christ so we can be set apart as holy and useful. God will give us his light to take into this dark dark world and everyone will see the light that God has given us; if we are in right standing with him. We need to be in right standing with God if we want to be effective in anything we do and if you are not; then pray and talk to God…yes, he is that approachable.
No one after lighting a lamp covers it with a jar or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a stand, so that those who enter may see the light.
One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD And to meditate in His temple.
Can you just imagine the day that we get to praise God when were face to face with him? When I think about the day I see his glory face to face; I swell up with great joy in my heart. We will not even be able to stand in his presence; our knees will be hitting the ground in constant praise of who he is.
Take a look at the mountains, the seas and the night sky and the birds in the sky; the very creation of God just screams his beauty and his majesty. If God feeds the birds of the air; how much more valuable are you then the birds?
Matthew 6:26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?
Gods beauty screams out from his creation whom he takes care of; so do not be afraid because God will take care of you. All in all God is beautiful, he takes care of the birds, he takes care of us and it all gives glory to the Great I Am.