Walking in His Light

Walking closer with Him day by day

Month: March 2015

“Freely Give”

Matthew 10:8 – Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.

God is a fan of re-gifting. He wants us to share the gifts he has given us. The good news of the gospel and salvation’s free pardon should not be enjoyed only by the receiver. Spread the gladness of the saving power of Jesus. The goodness of the Lord should not be as a light under a bushel. Place it high in your life and watch it give light to those around you. The love of Jesus isn’t exclusive either. It should be given freely, just as freely as we receive His love.

Give the gift that was given to you. Love others in spite of what they do. And if ever you’re tempted to keep God’s love to yourself, remember the Lord is willing to share His cattle on a thousand hills and all of heaven’s dazzling wealth.

“Speak Life”

Proverbs 18:21 – Death and life are in the power of the tongue…

Our tongues have more power than we realize. The tongue’s power is easily recognized on a large scale. Whisper campaigns, rumors, and lies have destroyed many a great person. However, the tongue’s most effective destruction is done towards a most unsuspecting victim: the speaker. Our own words have destroyed us. Too often, we speak about ourselves and our circumstances with depression and hopelessness coloring every word. Such an attitude ruins and discourages ideas before they even see the light of day. But, the same tongue that has the power to destroy, has the power to give life. Speaking in faith, not wavering, changes a person’s entire outlook. But the blessings are not just limited to the speaker. Words of life bring hope and joy to the listener and the speaker alike.

Our tongues are a mighty, little member that should never be underestimated. Like every great power, it can be used for evil, or for good. Use your tongue for good. Speak life, faith, and peace.

Further Reading – James 3:5 – Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!

1 Peter 3:10 – For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:

“Planting Time” (Part 3)

Mark 4:3-7 –  Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow: And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up. And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth: But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.

Satan and God have been at odds since heaven. After the devil was evicted, he made it his mission to destroy God, His people, and the things of God; his mission is still the same. In the parable of the sower, the spread of the Word was met with opposition. In fact, Jesus himself, who is the Word, was met with opposition during His ministry on earth.

Throughout the past, the spread of God’s word has always been and will always be opposed. This opposition should not affect our sowing. God’s sowers should arm themselves with the Armor of God and continue to sow. Even though Satan may oppose, we needn’t fear: God is on our side.

Further Reading – Revelation 12:7-9 – And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

Ephesians 6:10-18 – 10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

“Planting Time” (Part 2)

Mark 4:4-8 – And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up.And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth:But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up and increased; and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some an hundred.

The sower in Jesus’ parable broadcasted his seed. This method spreads the seed on the ground around the sower instead of planting it in careful rows. As a result, he wasn’t picking and choosing exactly where he wanted his seed. He simply spread it about and he knew what fell on good, prepared ground would grow.

Different gardeners prefer to sow their seed in a myriad of different ways, but all sowers of the Word should broadcast. The Word of God should be shared non-discriminately with every heart in our path, whether we deem its ground good or not. The harvest will determine the condition of the heart, but for now, the sower’s responsibility is to simply sow.  Do not fret about the preparation or condition of the soil or the cultivation of the seed. As sowers, that is not our responsibility. We must simply sow.

Further Reading

1 Samuel 16:7 – But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for theLord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.

Mark 16:15 – And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.