KNOWING GOD'S POWER AND GLORY
Read Psalm 63:2.
Do you long to know God more and His power and His glory? The more we see ourselves for who we are, the less we will depend on ourselves and the more we will long for something far greater and far more powerful.
In Psalm 63, David not only acknowledges that God is his God, but also seeks after Him earnestly. He doesn't put his trust in himself, in others, or in the things of the world. Instead he says with confidence that he has seen God's power and God's glory. Throughout the Psalms, we hear David's heart; he places his trust in God and in His Word. David remembers God's promises and recounts His power and faithfulness. (If you have time, read Psalm 18.)
Read Exodus 6:7 and Deuteronomy 26:8. Knowing God is faithful to keep His promises, what promise of God do you need to remember?
The pursuit of holiness means we put aside what 'self' may feel, think, or want and leave it all behind. It means denying ourselves and placing ALL of our trust in Christ. David is not striving for self-fulfillment, self-satisfaction, or self-actualization. Likewise, Peter, one of Jesus' disciples, declares, 'We have left everything and followed you' (Matthew 19:27 ESV).
Step-by-step, we must follow God and His Word in obedience, and He will shine a light on the path ahead (John 14:21).
But don't just try to follow a list of rules or be a 'good Christian.' Following Christ means believing you have no righteousness of your own and choosing to trust and enjoy Christ, knowing He is all you need.
The more you seek after Him with all of your heart and follow Him fully, the more He will become your All in all, cleansing you, satisfying your longings, healing your wounds, and forming you into His image (2 Corinthians 3:18, Romans 8:29, Colossians 3:10).
This week begin to walk forward by faith according to God's Word instead of according to your own insight, feelings, or other's peoples opinions. Put all of your trust in Christ alone. He will make Himself known to you as God Most High. Be patient. Be faithful. Step forward by faith.
In the pattern of Romans 12:2, choose one scripture from today that the Lord is using to renew your mind and transform your heart. Meditate on it today and live according to it.
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