Walk in the Spirit

August 3, 2015

Walk by the Holy Spirit
Live by the Holy Spirit
Be controlled by the Holy Spirit
Be guided by Holy Spirit
Keep in step with the Holy Spirit
=> and reap the Fruit of the Holy Spirit.

Galatians 5:16,22-23, 25 AMP
16 But I say, walk and live[4043] [habitually] in the [Holy] Spirit [responsive to and controlled and guided by the Spirit]; then you will certainly not gratify the cravings and desires of the flesh (of human nature without God). …
… 22 But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness,
23 Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law [that can bring a charge]. …
… 25 If we live by the [Holy] Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. [If by the Holy Spirit we have our life in God, let us go forward walking in line, our conduct controlled by the Spirit.]

From NetBible Gal 5:16

  • walk[4043] = continue to live in obedience to, to make progress/grow in

From NetBible Gal 5:25

  • walk[4748] = to proceed in a row as the march of a soldier, go in order, live, direct one’s life

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Lord Jesus in Your footsteps, help me keep in step; In Your footsteps help me to daily live. Soften my heart to be controlled and led by Your Holy Spirit. Thank You for the fruit that follows. Amen.

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Related:
Keep in Step{prayer}

Walk in Christ

August 2, 2015

2 Corinthians 5:7 AMP
For we walk by faith [we regulate our lives and conduct ourselves by our conviction or belief respecting man’s relationship to God and divine things, with trust and holy fervor; thus we walk] not by sight or appearance.

Yesterday contemplating what it means to walk by faith led to a previous post. This added more thoughts to what it means to walk by faith.

From yesterday Walk by Faith:
Walk by faith with the Lord – not by sight and
=> You will be given eyes to see even in the dark.

From previous post Be Transformed below:
Walk by faith = Walk in Christ
= Walk in union, conformity and obedience to Him
(not the world)

Then
=> not only will you be given eyes to see in the dark
=> you will be transformed
=> growing in faith
=> strong and vigorous in His truth
=> overflowing(blooming) in thanksgiving to the Lord Jesus!

Walk by faith
=>Faith comes by hearing and obeying the word of Christ.

Romans 10:17 NASB
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ

From NetBible Ro 10:17

  • word[4487]rhema= uttered by the living voice

Proverbs 22:17-19 AMP
17 Listen (consent and submit) to the words of the wise, and apply your mind to my knowledge;
18 For it will be pleasant if you keep them in your mind [believing them]; your lips will be accustomed to [confessing] them.
19 So that your trust (belief, reliance, support, and confidence) may be in the Lord, I have made known these things to you today, even to you.

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Related:
Walk by Faith{prayer}

From Be Transformed:

Colossians 2:6-7 AMP
6 As you have therefore received Christ, [even] Jesus the Lord, [so] walk (regulate your lives and conduct yourselves) in union with and conformity to Him.
7 Have the roots [of your being] firmly and deeply planted [in Him, fixed and founded in Him], being continually built up in Him, becoming increasingly more confirmed and established in the faith, just as you were taught, and abounding and overflowing in it with thanksgiving.

From NetBible Col 2:6 & 2 Cor 5:7

  • walk[4043] = continue to live in obedience to, to make progress/grow in

From NetBible Col 2:7

  • rooted[4492] = to strengthen with roots, to render firm,
    to fix, establish, cause a person or a thing to be thoroughly grounded
  • built up[2026] = To finish the structure of which the foundation{Christ} has already been laid, to give constant increase in knowledge and in a life conformed to Christ
  • established[950] = to make firm, sure, strong
  • overflow[4052] = abound, be in excess
    *abounding is used of a flower going from a bud to full bloom.
  • thankfulness[2169] = gratitude, actively grateful

Colossians 2:6-7 NLT
6 And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to live in obedience to Him.
7 Let your roots grow down into Him and draw up nourishment from Him, so you will grow in faith, strong and vigorous in the truth you were taught. Let your lives overflow with thanksgiving for all He has done.

 

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Better to Walk by Faith

August 1, 2015

2 Corinthians 5:7 AMP
For we walk by faith [we regulate our lives and conduct ourselves by our conviction or belief respecting man’s relationship to God and divine things, with trust and holy fervor; thus we walk] not by sight or appearance.
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Better to walk by faith with the Lord in the dark
Than to walk alone in the light by sight
Because with the Lord by my side
I know the darkness will be ever so bright!

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Psalm 139:10-12 AMP
10 Even there shall Your hand lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me. 11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me and the night shall be [the only] light about me, 12 Even the darkness hides nothing from You, but the night shines as the day; the darkness and the light are both alike to You.

Hebrews 11:6 AMP
But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out].
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 @Khollandsblog
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Tweets:
Better to walk in the dark with the Lord by faith than to walk alone in the light by sight! -2Cor 5:7

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Related:
Walk by Faith{prayer}
Be Transformed{blog}

Thirst for Living Water

July 28, 2015

Psalm 63:1-5 AMP

Psalm 63
A Psalm of David; when he was in the Wilderness of Judah.

1 O God, You are my God, earnestly will I seek You; my inner self thirsts for You, my flesh longs and is faint for You, in a dry and weary land where no water is.
2 So I have looked upon You in the sanctuary to see Your power and Your glory.
3 Because Your loving-kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise You.
4 So will I bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name.
5 My whole being shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips …

Lord I thirst for You
As the deer pants for streams of water
In a dry and weary land
So my soul pants for You Lord
My Living Water.
 –Ps 42:1-2;Jn 4:10;Jer 2:13,17:13;Rev 7:17

Because Your unfailing love is better than life
My joyful lips brim praises like fountains and
My arms wave like banners of praise to You. –
Ps 63 MSG

Only You Lord Jesus can satisfy.

Psalm 42:1-2 NIV
As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. 2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?

Only Jesus – the Living Water, the Living God.
=> can satisfy your thirsty soul and make you whole!

Psalm 107:8-9 NIV
… Give thanks to the Lord for His unfailing love and His wonderful deeds for mankind, 9 for He satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.

 

Related:
Psalm 63 – My Version
Thirst for Living Water{prayer}

Christ = The Wisdom of God

July 25, 2015

1 Corinthians 1:24 NLT
24 But to those called by God to salvation, both Jews and Gentiles, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God.

Proverbs 9:10 AMP
10 The reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord is the beginning (the chief and choice part) of Wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight and understanding.

Psalm 111:10 NLT
Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true wisdom. All who obey His commandments will grow in wisdom.
Praise Him forever!

Jesus Christ is the power and wisdom of God
To know Jesus Christ is insight and understanding
Fear of the Lord is the foundation/beginning of wisdom
Obedience = growth in wisdom.

Proverbs 3:5-7 AMP
5 Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. 6 In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths. 7 Be not wise in your own eyes; reverently fear and worship the Lord and turn [entirely] away from evil.

Healing Peace

July 24, 2015

Isaiah 26:3-4 AMP
3 You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You. 4 So trust in the Lord (commit yourself to Him, lean on Him, hope confidently in Him) forever; for the Lord God is an everlasting Rock [the Rock of Ages].

He leads me beside still waters –

From NetBible Ps 23:2
still waters
peaceful streams
waters of quietness and rest
waters of refreshment

He leads me beside still waters
And restores my soul. –
Ps23:2-3

Peace, peace
Perfect peace
Trust in the Lord
There is healing in the peace of Jesus

For He Himself is your peace …Eph 2:14

Peace like a river flows when you follow His lead.

Isaiah 48:17-18 NLT
17 This is what the Lord says— your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is good for you and leads you along the paths you should follow. 18 Oh, that you had listened to my commands! Then you would have had peace flowing like a gentle river and righteousness rolling over you like waves in the sea.

John 14:27 AMP
Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.]

Related:
Beside Still Waters – KNOW!
Let My Peace Carry You

Take Joy in Your Shield

July 22, 2015

Nahum 1:7 AMP
The Lord is good, a Strength and Stronghold in the day of trouble; He knows (recognizes, has knowledge of, and understands) those who take refuge and trust in Him.

From NetBible Nahum 1:7

  • * The Lord is good to those who trust Him – who seek His refuge
  • * The Lord is good to His people => because  like a fortress – He protects them in time of distress

Psalm 18:30-31 AMP
As for God, His way is perfect! The word of the Lord is tested and tried; He is a shield to all those who take refuge and put their trust in Him. 31 For who is God except the Lord? Or who is the Rock{Protector} save our God?

A Song:
Give thanks to the Lord for He is good
He is good
and His goodness
– your shield
– your strength
– your song …   -Ps22:3;Ex15:2;Is12:2;Ps118:14-15

Give thanks
He is good
The Lord is good -so good
He is good!

A prayer:
Psalm 5:11-12 AMP
But let all those who take refuge and put their trust in You rejoice; let them ever sing and shout for joy, because You make a covering over them and defend them; let those also who love Your name be joyful in You and be in high spirits. 12 For You, Lord, will bless the [uncompromisingly] righteous [him who is upright and in right standing with You]; as with a shield You will surround him with goodwill (pleasure and favor).

Remembering the Lord’s goodness puts a song of praise in your heart! Take joy in your Shield!
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Related:
Take Joy in Your Shield{prayer}

His Everlasting Goodness = Protection

July 21, 2015

Psalm 145:9 AMP
The Lord is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works [the entirety of things created].

The Lord is good and
His tender mercies are over all He has made
=>Especially His children – the sheep of His pasture.

Taste and see that the Lord, He is good.Ps 34:8

Be thankful
Bless and affectionately praise His name!

His goodness, mercy, love and faithfulness are everlasting
=> His goodness is your protection
Thank You Lord!

Nahum1_7
Image from 365promises.com

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Nahum 1:7 AMP
The Lord is good, a Strength and Stronghold in the day of trouble; He knows (recognizes, has knowledge of, and understands) those who take refuge and trust in Him.

From NetBible Nahum 1:7

  • * The Lord is good to those who trust Him – seek His refuge
  • * The Lord is good to His people => because  like a fortress – He protects them in time of distress

Psalm 34:8 AMP
O taste and see that the Lord [our God] is good! Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man who trusts and takes refuge in Him.

From NetBible Ps 34:8

  • * Take refuge = “Taking shelter” in the Lord is an idiom for seeking his protection. Seeking his protection presupposes and even demonstrates the subject’s loyalty to the Lord. In the psalms those who “take shelter” in the Lord are contrasted with the wicked and equated with those who love, fear, and serve theLord (Pss 2:12; 5:11-12; 31:17-20; 34:21-22).

Psalm 100:3-5 AMP
Know (perceive, recognize, and understand with approval) that the Lord is God! It is He Who has made us, not we ourselves [and we are His]! We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. 4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and a thank offering and into His courts with praise! Be thankful and say so to Him, bless and affectionately praise His name! 5 For the Lord is good; His mercy and loving-kindness are everlasting, His faithfulness and truth endure to all generations.

Psalm 52:1 NKJV

The End of the Wicked and the Peace of the Godly
To the Chief Musician. A Contemplation of David when Doeg the Edomite went and told Saul, and said to him, “David has gone to the house of Ahimelech.”

1 Why do you boast in evil, O mighty man?
The goodness of God endures continually.

From NetBible Ps 52:1

  • * The goodness of God endures continually = “the loyal love of God [is] all the day.” In this context, where the psalmist is threatened by his enemy, the point seems to be that the psalmist is protected by God’s loyal love at all times.

Related:
Refuge and Trust{prayer}

Remember the Lord’s Goodness

July 20, 2015

Psalm 27:13 NASB
I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living.

Need hope?
Remember the goodness of the Lord!
He is utterly trustworthy and faithful
To finish what He started in you!

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 @Khollandsblog
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Tweets:
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1 Thessalonians 5:24 AMP
Faithful is He Who is calling you [to Himself] and utterly trustworthy, and He will also do it [fulfill His call by hallowing and keeping you].

Philippians 1:6 AMP
And I am convinced and sure of this very thing, that He Who began a good work in you will continue until the day of Jesus Christ [right up to the time of His return], developing [that good work] and perfecting and bringing it to full completion in you.

Hebrews 10:35-37 NLT
So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord, no matter what happens. Remember the great reward it brings you! 36 Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that He has promised. 37 For in just a little while, the Coming One will come and not delay.

A Sound “Healing” Heart

July 18, 2015

To my surprise, the study of a sound heart from the below proverb shows how sound doctrine is related to obtaining a sound heart and life/healing to the body.

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HealingHearts
Image from Free Wallpaper

Proverbs 14:30 NKJV
A sound heart is life to the body, but envy is rottenness to the bones.

From Prv 14:30

  • sound heart[04832] = healing, cure, sound (of mind)
    * from [07495] = to heal, make healthful, to cure, make whole
    * sound heart = a healing heart = a heart at peace
    * A healthy spirit is tranquil, bringing peace to the body

Sound heart = Healing heart = Sound mind
=> is tranquil bringing life, peace and healing to the body!

Luke 6:45 AMP
The upright (honorable, intrinsically good) man out of the good treasure [stored] in his heart produces what is upright (honorable and intrinsically good), and the evil man out of the evil storehouse brings forth that which is depraved (wicked and intrinsically evil); for out of the abundance (overflow) of the heart his mouth speaks.

Sound doctrine = Sound (healing)heart = Sound mind
=> Sound speech

Titus 2:1-2 AMP
1 But [as for] you, teach what is fitting and becoming to sound (wholesome) doctrine [the character and right living that identify true Christians]. 2 Urge the older men to be temperate, venerable (serious), sensible, self-controlled, and sound in the faith, in the love, and in the steadfastness and patience [of Christ].

2 Timothy 1:7 AMP
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control.

Sound doctrine = Sound (healing)heart = Sound mind
=> Sound speech & Sound judgement
=> Sound life to the body!

Hebrews 5:11-14 AMP
11 Concerning this we have much to say which is hard to explain, since you have become dull in your [spiritual] hearing and sluggish [even slothful in achieving spiritual insight]. 12 For even though by this time you ought to be teaching others, you actually need someone to teach you over again the very first principles of God’s Word. You have come to need milk, not solid food. 13 For everyone who continues to feed on milk is obviously inexperienced and unskilled in the doctrine of righteousness (of conformity to the divine will in purpose, thought, and action), for he is a mere infant [not able to talk yet]! 14 But solid food is for full-grown men, for those whose senses and mental faculties are trained by practice to discriminate and distinguish between what is morally good and noble and what is evil and contrary either to divine or human law.

1 John 4:1 AMP
Beloved, do not put faith in every spirit, but prove (test) the spirits to discover whether they proceed from God; for many false prophets have gone forth into the world.


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