Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground, for it is time to seek the LORD, till He comes and rains righteousness on you.
Dying Moment by Moment
But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.
I so often wish that the things we lay on the altar would stay there. They always seem to get up and creep back off the altar. Seldom is it a simple matter of saying, “Lord, I give You these struggles and temptations. Take them from me; let me be more like You,” and poof, they disappear! They may be gone for a time, but often it seems we turn around and there they are again.
It is essential to understand that placing things on the altar is a day-by-day, moment-by-moment offering. The more we do it, the easier it becomes, but yielding to the Holy Spirit must never stop. We have to be constantly aware that we are giving these things up to the Lord. If we aren’t consistent, they will find their way back into our lives, and eventually overtake us.
Continually turn to the Lord and His Word—this has to be our way of life.
Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him.
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Rancho Santa Fe, California