PERFECTION, “WORTH CONSIDERING” 1/2/20, (Across my desk today.)
| “That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers…”|
(Psalm 1:3, NIV)
|An Extraordinary Life|
The best decision of your life was to live your life with God at the center. That was the essential first step to living at your full potential. Now the key to experiencing an extraordinary life every day is to grow in your relationship with God. Scripture talks about how life with God is like a tree and its branches. When a branch is connected to the tree, it receives nourishment and life and produces fruit. We have to stay connected to God so we can receive His strength and be empowered to accomplish all that He has for us.
In any relationship, growth happens over time. God doesn’t expect you to be perfect. He just wants you to keep moving forward with Him one step at a time. No matter what is going on in your life, keep making time for Him so that your relationship can grow strong, and you can walk in the fullness of His blessings!
|A Prayer for Today|
|“Father, thank You that every day I can live my life with You at the center and grow in my relationship with You. Thank You for planting me in the streams of Your living water. I look forward to the abundance You are producing in my life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”|
Actually, as I read the Holy Scriptures it seems to me that our LOVING CREATOR has made available every thing that we need if we would like to be perfected. Perhaps our Adamic nature is very concerned about us getting that thought in our heart that in Christ Jesus we could become perfect or perfected. Seems to me that when the Body/Church/Bride goes home she is a perfect match for Christ Jesus, the LORD. So lets look at the word perfect (which is to be like Christ Jesus.)
Matt. 5:48: “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.”
Luke 6:40: “The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.”
John 17:23: “I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.”
2 Cor. 7:1: “Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.”
Eph. 4:12-13: “For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:”
1 Thess.3:10: “Night and day praying exceedingly that we might see your face, and might perfect that which is lacking in your faith?
2 Tim.3:16-17: “
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