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But He Said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!” Luke 11:28
I will bless the Lord at all times: His praise shall continually be in my mouth (Psalm 34:1 NKJV).
Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV).
Praise, blessing, prayer, joy—these qualities and behaviors should be what distinguish Christians from the rest of the world. If most of your thoughts do not fit into one of these categories, if your day is mostly about fear, anger, jealousy, ambition, etc., then you are not in God’s will for your life.
We can’t be reminded often enough to count our blessings.
Ask God to help you live a thankful life, full of joy and blessings for others.
God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. (1 Corinthians 1:9 NKJV)
We are called into fellowship? Can you imagine the Lord calling US to fellowship? We usually feel as though we are calling upon Him for fellowship. But God loves fellowship with us.
One morning I was lying in prayer on my couch, I was telling the Lord what a privilege it is to live for Him. He spoke to me and said, “You don’t live for me, you live with me. We live together, and we are seated together in heavenly places. We meet together in daily fellowship when we join in prayer.”
When we pray to the Father, both Jesus and the Holy Spirit pray with us. They intercede for us as we fellowship together.
We are never alone because He is Jehovah-Shammah—the Lord Who is present. Jesus said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Why? Because He has called us into this fellowship.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Help us to live in continual fellowship with You on a day-to-day basis. Thank You that the Fellowship of Jesus is sweet. Thank You that we walk daily in newness of life. Thank You that we walk daily in the Spirit and in fellowship with Your Son.
Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from His love? And fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate? Philippians 2:1