Archive for February, 2010

Kindle a Fire

February 5, 2010

Walking with Him & Talking with Him –> a fire is kindled in our hearts!

As we walk along the road of life,
We can sense that Jesus is there too;
As we read His Word and hear His voice
We will find He kindles fire anew. —Hess

Luke 24:32 They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while He talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?

Lord please,
Kindle a fire in my heart for You today as I meditate on Your word.
Help me to hide Your word deep within my heart. -Ps 119:11
In the mighty name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.

Jeremiah 23:28-29 The prophet who has a dream, let him tell his dream; but he who has My word, let him speak My word faithfully. What has straw in common with wheat [for nourishment]? says the Lord. Is not My word like fire [that consumes all that cannot endure the test]? says the Lord, and like a hammer that breaks in pieces the rock [of most stubborn resistance]?

The Lord’s word like a fire
A fire that consumes chaff; All that cannot endure the test
His word like wheat; True food for His true followers
His word like a hammer
A hammer crushing the stone of the most stubborn resistance.

2 Corinthians 3:3 You show and make obvious that you are a letter from Christ delivered by us, not written with ink but with [the] Spirit of [the] living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.

Lord please,
Let Your word burn the dross from my heart
Shatter my heart of stone
Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
Create in me a pure heart, O God,
And renew a steadfast spirit within me. -Ps 51:7,10

That I may faithfully speak Your word.

Walk Worthy

February 3, 2010

Ephesians 4:1 Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you *to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called.

From Netbible Eph 4:1 -to walk – peripateo [4043]
to make one’s way, progress; to make due use of opportunities

  1. Walk in unityEph 4:1-16
    There are “seven ones” in the unity of the Spirit!

    1. one body
    2. one Spirit
    3. one hope
    4. one Lord
    5. one faith
    6. one baptism
    7. one God
  2. Walk in purityEph 4:17-32
    1. Walk no longer in futility of mind
      Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. -Rom 12:2
    2. Lay aside the old self
      Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. -Eph 4:31
    3. Put on the new self
      Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you. -Eph 4:32
  3. Walk in loveEph 5:1-6
    Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. -Col 3:14If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. -1 Cor 13:1
  4. Walk in the lightEph 5:7-14
    The fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth. -Eph 5:9This is the message we have heard from Him and declare to you: God is light; in Him there is NO darkness at all {NO mixture}. If we claim to have fellowship with Him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, purifies us from all sin. -1 Jn 1:5-7
  5. Walk carefullyEph 5:15-17
    {circumspectly, attentively, diligently, alert}
    For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding. -Col 1:9So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. -Eph 5:17
  6. Walk in harmonyEph 5:18-6:9
    1. Husbands and wives
    2. Parents and children
    3. Masters & servants

    And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another in the fear of God. -Eph 5:18-21

    Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thess 5:16-18

  7. Walk in victoryEph 6:10-24
    Be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might! Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. -Eph 6:10-11

    1. Gird your lions with truth
    2. Put on the breastplate of righteousness
    3. Shod your feet with the Gospel of Peace
      How beautiful are the feet of those who bring the good news! -Rom 10:15
    4. Take up the shield of faith
    5. Take the helmet of salvation
    6. Take sword of the Spirit which is the word of God
    7. Be alert and in prayer at all times
      Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving. -Col 4:2

Psalm 119:1 How blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the LORD.

Isaiah 35:8-10 A highway will be there, a roadway, and it will be called the Highway of Holiness. The unclean will not travel on it, but it will be for him who walks that way, and fools will not wander on it. 9No lion will be there, nor will any vicious beast go up on it; These will not be found there but the redeemed will walk there, 10And the ransomed of the LORD will return and come with joyful shouting to Zion, with everlasting joy upon their heads. They will find gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.

meditations on ~Power to Walk Upright with God~ {Thx Tony!}
Walking in the Light
Be Strong in the LORD!