Matthew Henry calls John 3: "levelling the soul and removing all that hinders us in the way of Christ and grace."
Give up your sins for the Savior. And a teenager whispers in my ear: I just want to have fun in this world so I cannot follow Him. What are the limits to your fun? Remove all that hinders us from bringing our thoughts into obedience or we will not be redeemed.
The fruits must meet with repentance. We can say we love, we live, we learn by Christ. But what does my life look like today? We don't accept Christ's offer of salvation without true repentance, once and for all that we do. The evidence and the effects mark us for life.
Man lives by every word out of the mouth of God. Luke 4:12. We walk according to Providence and Promises. This Word. It is our sword. We do not live by bread alone but by every Word out of the mouth of God. It has been 400 years of waiting for this Word. Malachi told us to study it and make sense of it. And here it is. Invading our hearts. And His Word was with Power. Luke 4:32.
COME BOLDLY: Timeless Prayers
Father, we need You so. The God Who came to earth and spoke the Word with Power. Can You do that in our lives today? May we glimpse Your Providence over all our moments. May we grasp Your Promises for all that we embrace. Let us remove all that hinders us from repenting before You. Level our souls. Just as Satan tried to shake the Providence confidence of Christ in the wilderness, we must not let Satan shake our confidence in Your Promises, O God. We need your help!
PHOTO: High Thoughts to the High Heavens of Texas. We are the most important person in our lives----as we deal with the high thoughts and tear down anything that hinders us from knowing God.