1:) Jesus – I want to love You more – Day 4

I love the story of the woman at the well…
  • Week one
  • Day 4
  • Remember to ask the Lord to open your understanding before you begin.
    • I have found it helpful to use the Lords Prayer as a guide to keep my thoughts in order.

Today’s Bible Verses –

Philippians 1:9-11
[9]And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;
[10]That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ;
[11]Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.

Ephesians 3:14-19
[14]For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
[15]Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
[16]That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
[17]That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
[18]May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
[19]And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.

Romans 6:4-23
[4]Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
[5]For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
[6]Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
[7]For he that is dead is freed from sin.
[8]Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:
[9]Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.
[10]For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.
[11]Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
[12]Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.
[13]Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
[14]For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
[15]What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.
[16]Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
[17]But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.
[18]Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.
[19]I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.
[20]For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.
[21]What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.
[22]But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
[23]For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Instruments of Righteousness

When we have been given the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus, how should we respond in our lives?

We say that we love You, Lord. We really do want to love You as You would want us to love You. We want to see how our love for You relates to our walking out Your righteousness and vice versa. Amen…

Take a moment right now and pray right along with Paul: “Lord, may my love abound still more and more with knowledge and all discernment, so that I may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ; filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.” What does Philippians 1:11 say we are filled with?

Philippians 1:11
[11]Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.

Lets take a look at a passage from one of Paul’s epistles to help prepare our minds and our hearts as we seek to walk out the Lord’s righteousness. We need to listen carefully because we, who call ourselves Christian, are looking so much like the world around us. We look at sin from man’s perspective, but we want to see it from Jesus’ perspective; let the Sermon on the Mount be lived out in our hearts! (and our minds I will add.) Let us offer ourselves, our lives! Paul appeals to us in Romans 6 to put to death our way of doing things and our deeds of the flesh. What instructions does he give? All of these words might sound familiar, but we need to ask the Holy Spirit to bring them to life for us.

Let us, with God’s help, offer ourselves and our lives as instruments of righteousness. Take a few moments to ask the Lord what it would look like in your life if you were to live out His righteousness every day. What would need to change in your thinking, in your heart, in your actions, and in your relationships with

your Lord

your husband

your children and so on

Go to prayer and ask the Lord for His grace to hear the truth, receive it, not run from it, and believe that Jesus is as able as ever to make the blind see, the lame to walk, and the deaf hear! Believe in Him. I will add Believe Him.

Well until tomorrow brothers and sisters! I pray the Lord will move in your heart and mind. That He will guide you gently into the truth as He has been doing to me. Remember, the Lord goes with you and He will not fail you. I love you all so very much and as always, stay peculiar!


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