Hello Dear Friends,
What a great message today for believers!!
One thing the Lord has been laying on my heart repeatedly…they will know us by our love as John tells us in John 13:35. We must be an example of Christ and His great love. We must look at each individual and remember to share the love of Christ. I am amazed in America how many may have never heard the gospel message…of a loving Savior who took each one of our sins on and paid the price (for each one of our sins) so that we may know Him and live in eternity forever. We just believe and trust Him. So that we may walk daily with a Savior in a personal relationship…who created and knows each one of us individually. The One and Only God has called us individually according to His perfect will and design for our lives.
Be of good cheer!! The Lord has a call on each of your lives and each of your ministries!!
He is a living God!! There is Joy in the journey!! 🙂
Have a great day in the Lord, serve Him well…He loves you so Dear Ones,
The Church: A Joyful People
…but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.—John 4:14
We do have many professing Christians in our day who are not joyful, but they spend time trying to work it up. Now, brethren, I say that when we give God His place in the church, when we recognize Christ as Lord high and lifted up, when we give the Holy Spirit His place, there will be joy that doesn’t have to be worked up. It will be a joy that springs like a fountain. Jesus said that it should be a fountain, an artesian well, that springs up from within. That’s one characteristic of a Spirit-filled congregation. They will be a joyful people, and it will be easy to distinguish them from the children of the world.
I wonder what the Apostle Paul would say if he came down right now and looked us over in our congregations. What if he walked up and down the aisles of our churches, then went to a theater and looked them over, then on to a hockey game, on to the crowds at the shopping center and into the crowded streets? Then when he came back and looked us over again, I wonder if he would see very much difference When He is Come, 15.
“Father, I need that artesian well of joy today. The burdens and busyness of leadership sometimes really sap my strength and kill the joy. Help me—and our whole congregation—to demonstrate that real Spirit-inspired joy this week. Amen.”
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Reprinted from Tozer on Christian Leadership by A.W. Tozer, copyright © 2001 by Zur Ltd. Used by permission of WingSpread Publishers, a division of Zur Ltd.
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