The previous Sunday we heard that we should wake up and obey, do
what God commands us, and be clothed with Christ. We must be radiant with the glory of
God. The light shines the brightest where it is darkest.
Some people awake but go to sleep again. God has to shake that
life. When God has woken you up be clothed with Christ and do what He says. Maybe God is
shaking your life but you don't even notice it. You don't take it seriously what He is
doing. That is frightening that your life might be shaken but you don't even realise it.
God's abundant life won't just come on a platter.
We all want our children to follow Christ, but we cannot change a
child's heart. Only God can do that. But we must arise and do what God commands. Then He
will work. God won't work in your life if you're asleep spiritually.
There are people that suffer from depression. But there are those
that are depressed because Christ depress them. They don't want to part from their evil
ways and are therefore depressed.
Are you only interested in your own things while God's work gets
left behind? Where are those that say I want to dedicate my life to the work of the Lord?
Some have many excuses why they cannot work in God's vineyard. They are full of doubt that
they are not good enough. But Jesus could use a little boy with five loaves and two fish
Joshua fell prostrate before the Lord when they lost to Ai, but
God told him to get up and remove the evil from the camp (Joshua 7:10-13).
If you want to grow spiritually get up and do what God commands.
It's wonderful when God's light shines. Things will change at
home. Where there's light there is growth.
A certain Rev Morgan had a member of his congregation, Tim, who
had been on fire for God. But Tim had lost his fire for God and rev Morgan was worried
about him and prayed for him. One day Tim came tearfully to Rev Morgan confessing that he
had departed from God. He spoke a long time about many things, but also mentioned that he
had watched pornography. Rev Morgan was sharp spiritually and pointed out to Tim that that
was the reason he was blunt spiritually and lost his fire for God. Unless he got rid of
that evil, his spiritual vitality wont return.
Don't cry when the devil rides you while you don't obey God when
He speaks to you.
Our time is unique in history with free access to information, but
also easy access to pornography and all manner of filth that is so freely available on the
internet on your phone.