Thursday, June 24, 2010
June 24 – Pop Quiz!
WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED SO FAR AS WE HAVE MADE OUR WAY DOWN THE LIST OF INJUNCTIONS GIVEN TO US IN THE TWELFTH BOOK OF ROMANS?
We are learning to walk with God each day, presenting our bodies, living and holy sacrifices;
We are counting this “altar life” as that which is acceptable to God, and the purest form of true worship;
We are being transformed, not conformed . . . making sure our minds are new with God perspective at every turning point;
We are proving in this manner that we can and do know the will of God, and it is proving itself good – acceptable – perfect!
We are thinking of ourselves . . . with sober judgment, recognizing that what we have, we have in trust from God; we rejoice to see others honored without any diminishing to us;
We are measuring by the standard, “ Have faith in God!”
We are learning that the Body into which we have been made welcome . . . would not function properly without all the parts, and we have humbled ourselves to that reality;
We are putting the gifts we have been given into play by faith instead of pride . . . and always with mercy and cheerfulness;
We have learned to keep after ourselves that our love will be pure and genuine;
We have seen that some things are hate-worthy . . . others we must hold fast, and it is critical to know the difference;
We have made our devotion to one another, and now we HONOR OTHERS whole-heartedly;
We recognize that diligence is required, more than charisma or good intentions, and so we follow hard after fervency of spirit, honest caring, and unselfish effort, in Christ Jesus our Lord.
At some moment in the day, before our heads rest on our pillows tonight, a test will come our way? How shall we remember all of this? How can we make sure we pass every test?
Our Heavenly Father made it simple, that even the simple may pass with flying colors . . . really! . . . banners of love and justice and faith . . . we seek Him that we may serve Him at every crossroad; we ask for the good way and then we walk in it, remembering always . . .
LOVE NEVER FAILS!