You visit the earth and water it; you greatly enrich it…You water its furrows abundantly, settling its ridges, softening it with showers, and blessing its growth (Ps. 65:9-10 ESV) The title of this devotional is certainly going to be very unusual to many people, not because changing our hearts is not something we desire but
And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him (Col. 3:10 KJV) The new man that has been created in Christ is renewed day after day to become more and more like Christ in expression. When we receive Christ, our spirit becomes born again
He that hath ears to hear, let him hear (Matt. 11:15 KJV) When Jesus told His followers that John came in the spirit of Elijah, it was undoubtedly a hard truth for them to assimilate. He added, “he that hath ears to hear, let him hear”. It is evident that those who were listening to
For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee (Isa. 60:2 KJV) The Prophet Isaiah spoke so accurately under the Spirit about what is going on in our days. He talked about the future and said:
For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace (Rom. 8:6 KJV) Phronema is the Greek word in the text above that is translated by “minded.” It means mindset. A remarkable insight in this text is the relationship between our phronema in life and the outcomes we get.
And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness (Eph. 4:24 KJV). One of the most mind-blowing revelations of the work of Christ is that the Spirit of the Lord repeats the creative work done in the book of Genesis 2:7 every time a man believes
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven (Matt. 5:16 KJV) Jesus gives us a clear instruction in the verse above to let our “light so shine before men”, that they may see our good works and glorify our Father in
And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken (Eccl. 4:12 KJV) You will find Christians everywhere always desiring to improve on their relationship with the Lord or grow in their spiritual lives. This is a good desire, except that very few do anything about it.