Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Here I am waiting to receive prophecy at the International House of Prayer and yet all I can think about is how highly God is lifted up and how lowly I am in His presence except that His love compels Him to come low and seek me out.

What a humbling mercy that God the Father of glory chooses to come near me because of the Son's sacrifice and through the agency of Holy Spirit. I am so grateful that there is only one slain sacrifice that was found worthy to make this possible and that is the slain lamb, Yeshua the Messiah.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Persevering in working out my salvation with fear and trembling means learning how to persevere in the waiting as much as I would in the activity or the persecution that I might endure. This would be quite difficult to do in my own strength, but, thankfully, I don't have to do it that way.

Philippians 2:13 (NIV) states, "for it is God who works in you both to will and to act according to His good purpose." God's work in me and His work alone is what places in me the strength to persevere in the waiting and places in me the strength to do what He alone could enable me to do. "...for without me you can do nothing." (John 15:5b - NKJV)