terça-feira, 19 de fevereiro de 2019

THE NARROW PATH TO RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD - DAY 57

by Rev. Robert John Cericola, Carroll, OH - EUA 

Day 57 

The Appointed Time

Galatians 4:1–5 (NKJV) Now I say that the heir, as long as he is a child, does not differ at all from a slave, though he is master of all, but is under guardians and stewards until the time appointed by the father. Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world. But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.

The chains that once held us in slavery to the elements of a selfish nature, have been broken by God through Jesus Christ. The time has come, beloved child of God, to grow up as sons of God into the image of Jesus Christ.

When we focus our lives around the commandment to love we are on the path that leads to an eternal relationship with our Father and Jesus Christ His Son. The things and cares of this world fade away as shadows in His presence and our desire to know Him becomes our passion.

As we are transformed inwardly into His very image our compassion for the lost, the sick, the broken hearted, and those in-snared by the devil drives us to the Throne of Grace crying “Father, help us for without You they will perish.”
         
Ending Thoughts
Along the Narrow Path to Relationship with God, Holy Spirit will help us grow into mature sons as we totally surrender our selfish will to our Father’s will.  Are you on the path today? Are there areas in your life that are not totally surrendered to God?

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