It is the wonderful work of God that brings to us the message of salvation, but we need to decide to receive and allow it to be planted firmly in the correct depth of our hearts. As that seed begins to grow and produce fruit unto the Lord, we see that it is the love of God that comes from that seed. We still need to seek the Lord for it is He who brings to us the showers of His blessing that waters, nourishes the seed so that it can grow to its full potential in us to His glory. Those showers are the opportunities given to us to bask in His righteousness and to become like Him in holiness of heart and life.
Tuesday - Spiritual Harvest - John 4:35-36
Jesus, being the Lord or Master of the harvest, knows exactly the right time to come to us, revealing our role in harvesting souls for the kingdom. It first starts with our own soul being gathered in and carried by the Lord Jesus, Himself into the depths of the blessing of His kingdom that is nothing like this world at all. As we continue to fellowship with Jesus in the wonders of His kingdom, we have the privilege to pray, to share His compassion with, and to reach out to those who are in that place where we were of ripeness to be gathered in. Here at this time of thanksgiving we are reminded of all that the Lord has done to bring us into His garner, barn, and we are blessed.
Wednesday - Spiritual Abundance - Ephesians 3:17-21
Paul shared with the Church of Ephesus that he wanted them to experience all that God had for them through Jesus Christ. It would include salvations fullness to the extent that they would be rooted (set deep) in the love of God and be grounded (well established) in the relationship that comes out of that love, to the point of knowing and experiencing all that is involved in the workings of God the Father. It was going to take them, and it will take us, well beyond anything that we could ever ask for, or beyond anything that we could imagine as being a part of this journey with Jesus, the Holy One of God.
Thursday - God's Grace - Philippians 4:11-13
Paul shares with the Church at Philippi that he had learned to be satisfied with the blessings he had received from the Lord and that in the on going relationship with the Lord, contentment had been His strength. Not that everything came easy. There were times of great need and times of great blessing, just like we have experienced in our lives. Yet in every situation that may have confronted Paul in all the dealings he had with believers, he knew that his strength came from one source and One source only, Christ Jesus the Lord. It is that grace that is given freely to us when we come and call upon Him, that brings us through it all. We, too, can have that type of relationship with Him, grace-filled strength.
Friday - Spiritual Growth- Hebrews 6:1
There comes a time when we need to move on, from the things that we have already learned about in this relationship with Jesus, and go into the deeper teachings that will bring about a maturity in our faith which can be shared with others so that they too may grow in the depth in understanding the fullness of salvation. We need not to go over all the things we have already incorporated into our lives spiritually, but we step out into the depths of His love and compassion so that we can be carried by the moving of His Spirit, experiencing the tides of His blessings.
Saturday - Spiritual Riches - James 2:5
James was eager to share with the Church the good news that though we may consider ourselves to be hard pressed, poor in spirit, needy and seeking; God has chosen us, who believe in Him , to be rich in the things that matter most for eternity - faith and in the hope of His kingdom that will last forever. It is that hope which brings value to our lives that are lived in Christ. He has promised all of the riches of that glorious kingdom to those who love the Savior and given their lives to Him. He takes care of His own and give to them all they need. That is what the Bible talks about when it says there are "unsearchable riches" in Jesus.