My morning devotionals these last two day have been on examination of self within our walk with God. While the other two devotionals I receive are focused on the upcoming Resurrection Celebration, I find it interesting that God is calling His children, at least me, to focus on my walk with Him. Being that He is a God of order and no respecter of persons, I would imagine that He is calling all of His children to examine who Christ is in them.
As I listen to Praise music and write this post I am pondering this new thing He does in me. As a people, we Christians are leaning upon the cross as we reminisce on what was done for us there. He asks that we ask ourselves what has changed in us because of what He did at Calvary…
Have we counted the cost? Have I counted the cost? Can we even fathom what was done?
Do I walk in the authority I was gifted with at that Cross? Do I share the love of my God with the world I have in my path? Do I walk in a love relationship with my Father?
Instead, let us test and examine our ways. Let us turn again in repentance to the Lord.
~ Lamentations 3:40
Examine yourselves to see if your faith is really genuine. Test yourselves. If you cannot tell that Jesus Christ is among you, it means you have failed the test.
~ 2 Corinthians 13:5
I am blessed, I know, that God and I have been working on this very thing for a long while now. Yet, I continue to fall short many times. So I continue on this journey of my salvation. Continually examining my life within Christ. On the days when I mightily walk in His presence I store that love within me to pull me back whey I wander from His side.
Are we not blessed with a Father who waits, patiently, for us as we cross the streets of this world and get off on the wrong exits. Is it not the most amazing thing when we know that when we look up and ahead of us He is still there?
So this girl will walk as closely I can with my Father today.
Trying to fathom the Price that was paid for my inheritance. Will I ever be grateful enough? I hope that I please my Father daily. It is what I strive for…