More of You Lord, less of me

Maybe you are tired of being tied. You are desperate for just one touch from the Lord. Your eyes are sore, you cry out to Him; you plead with Him “how long should I suffer, how long should I stand in hope and believe for a change. My strength feels gone, I cannot anymore, I feel numb and empty. I need more of You Lord and less of me. I cannot do it on my own. May I decrease and You increase Lord”.

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Matthew 5:6. Have you ever felt desperate? Maybe you have experienced being desperate to be married, desperate to have a baby, desperate for employment, or desperate to be healed.

The word desperate is defined as having an urgent need or desire. It is something that you want more than anything. How about desperate for God? Did you know only God can create in us a desperation for Him? None of us wake up saying, “I really want more of God.” Our natural minds don’t operate that way. God literally must put in us a desire for more of Him. And when that desire is strong, your pride just goes out of the window and you could care less about what people think.

Picture the woman with the issue of blood feeling desperate for Jesus’ healing power. She didn’t care what anybody thought of her or whether people were looking at her or not. She was desperate. Imagine blind Bartimaeus shouting “Jesus, thou Son of David have mercy on me!” (Mark 10:47). He was desperate and tired of being sick and tired. He wanted a miracle and he knew the only person that could give him one was Jesus. The only person that can give you what you need is Jesus.

Seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be added to you. It takes God to give you the heart of a seeker. It takes God to create in your desperation. You can ass be rest assured that when God gives you a hunger, a thirst, a desperation and strong desire for Him, He is about to satisfy you and be amazingly glorified in your life. Oh, how blessed we are. We are not blessed because we created that desire on our own. We are blessed because He gave it to us and He is about to meet every desire all our desperations per His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.

 

God’s unfailing love

  • Love is such an overused word, don’t we all or some ‘love’ cheesecake, apple pie etc. But love in the Bible has a much richer meaning, particularly when applied to God’s feeling toward His people. The Bible describes a kind of love that goes far beyond the greatest human capacity. God watches over those who fear Him, those who rely on His unfailing love. We depend on the Lord alone to save us. Only He can help us, protecting us like a shield.

Psalm 33:18, 20 says; I have loved you my people with an everlasting love. With unfailing love, I have drawn you to myself.

Jeremiah 31:1 Many sorrows come to the wicked, but unfailing love surrounds those who trust the Lord. So, rejoice in the Lord and be glad, all you who obey Him! Shout for joy, all you whose hearts are pure!

Psalm 32:10-11 The Word became human and lived here on earth among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen His glory, the glory of the only Son of the Father. John 1:14 God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. God did not send His Son into the world to condemn it, but to save it. John 3:16-17 We know how dearly God loves us, because He has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with His love.

But God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. And since we have been made right in God’s sight by the blood of Christ, He will certainly save us from God’s judgment. For since we were restored to friendship with God by the death of His Son while we were still His enemies, we will certainly be delivered from eternal punishment by His life. So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God — all because of what our Lord Jesus Christ has done for us in making us friends of God.

Romans 5:5, 8-11 We know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love Him and are called by Him. Romans 8:28 God is so rich in mercy, and He loved us so very much, that even while we were dead because of our sins, He gave us life when He raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s special favor that you have been saved)

For He raised us from the dead along with Christ, and we are seated with Him in the Heavenly Realms, all because we are one with Christ Jesus. And so, God can always point to us as examples of the incredible wealth of His favor and kindness toward us, as shown in all He has done for us through Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:4-7 May you experience the love of Christ, though it is so great you will never fully understand it.

Then you will be filled with the fullness of life and power that comes from God. Ephesians 3:19 Anyone who does not love does not know God for God is love. God showed how much He loved us by sending His Only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through Him. This is real love. It is not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.

Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other. No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and His love has been brought to full expression through us.
And God has given us His Spirit as proof that we live in Him and Him in us

Let us spread the love of God amongst us.

 

Are you a purposeful worshipper

IMG_3264Matt 2:1-12
The three wise men were seeking Him because they knew He was the savior of the world.

*Are you actively seeking after Him

What would you do if you see the star?
Will you be able to leave everything to pursue the star?
He wants a deeper relationship with us. Are you saying God I want more of You? Many of us are waiting for God to pursue us instead of you pursuing Him. Have hunger for God.

*Are you a purposeful worshipper

The three wise men humbled themselves and bowed down and worshipped Him. They did not worship Him because of what He has done but they worshipped Him for who He is. He has done enough for us.
Like the three wise men, what gifts are you bringing to Him
What are you doing to give back to Jesus?
Whom do you mentor
Whom do you inspire
Do you honor Jesus with what you have?
Are you willing to change directions?
When you have encounter with Jesus, things change. He said to the three wise men go back with another route.