2 Corinthians 13:5 – “Examine yourselves, to see whether you are holding to your faith. Test yourselves. Do you not realize that Jesus Christ is in you? – unless indeed you fail to meet the test!”
If our Christianity does not work in this life where we can test it, it is foolhardy to hope it will successfully transport us into eternity where, if we fail the test, we suffer eternal separation from God.
The test of truth is not an intellectual pursuit but whether you are drawing closer, week by week, to knowing and loving Jesus Christ.
Luke 10:40-42 – “But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to Him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me. And Jesus answered and said unto her, ‘Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”‘
MARY HAD SET EVERYTHING ELSE SET ASIDE, SO SHE COULD HEAR THE WORD. BUT MARTHA HAD LET THE SEEMINGLY IMPORTANT BUSINESS OF LIVING TAKE PRIORITY OVER THE WORD.
Romans 8:6 – “For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.”
Romans 8:25 – “But if we must keep trusting God for something that hasn’t happened yet, it teaches us to wait patiently and confidently.”
There is a fresh stirring of the Lord’s desire for us to become all that He would have us to be (our DESTINY). We are hearing a new message beyond anything that we have heard in the past. Our part is to be spiritually open and receptive.
We become increasingly aware of the “Open Heaven” that has always been available to us, through which the “Son” can shine brightly to release the potential that is buried within us. For this to happen, we must respond with anticipation, expectancy, and patience.
God grants me the spirit of wisdom and understanding to fulfill the hope to which He has called me and realize the richness of His glorious inheritance in me. (Ephesians 1:17,18)
I curse those things that don’t bear fruit for God in my life. (Mark 11:12)
I make plans and goals to reach and fulfill the desire God has put into my heart. The Holy Spirit will correct those plans and goals to match God’s purpose for me. An uncommon dream requires uncommon patience. (Proverbs 19:21)
ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY