Philippians 2:13 “For GOD is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases HIM!”
The Fuel of the Faithful!
Thousands of millions of earthly desires are sought every day…some with zealous abandon.
In search of the substance which satisfies longing, relentlessly so most leave no stone unturned.
At random pursue they the darkest of shadows…and things that they dreamed of as possible “saviours”.
Yet lost and unfilled do they find themselves broken; relying on Self as we also have learned.
Thus the Fuel of the Faithful is solely discovered on red-lettered pages where Truth quenches Lack.
Where Want is transformed into cups overflowing with love for the LORD and the gift of HIS WORD.
As HIServant changed by HIS presence within me,
Devotional: Matthew 5:6 “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness for they shall be filled.”
Chasing after so many other things leave us unsatisfied and unhappy when we feel short of reaching our expectations or they are just so temporary and un-renewable.
1 Corinthians 3:10-15 “10 “By the grace GOD has given me, I laid a foundation as an expert builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one must be careful how he builds. 11 For no one can lay a foundation other than the one already laid, which is JESUS CHRIST.
“12 If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, or straw, 13 their workmanship will be evident, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will prove the quality of everyone’s work.”
“14 If what they have built survives, they will receive a reward. 15 If it is burned up, they will suffer loss. They themselves will be saved, but only as if through the flames.”
The everlasting and complete satisfaction that our souls yearn for is ONLY found in JESUS. All else is vanity, rubbish, garbage and incompatible with HIS perfect foundation.
Acts 4:12 “Salvation exists in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”
Imagine trying to super glue a small wooden trinket onto a moss covered, oil slick rock. It is quite similar an example when what we covet in the flesh is ignorantly thought of as aligning with CHRIST’s firm foundation.
Now we’re trying to feverishly place our moss covered, oil slick works onto HIS perfection. It does not and cannot work. It can’t succeed just as we cannot add one drop of our blood and effort to Calvary and HIS Finished Work!
In both instances, just as water is incompatible with oil, just as the Old and the New Covenant GOD gave cannot and do not exist at the same time, so all that we do apart from GOD — regardless how great our intentions — all our works are dross, polluted, unacceptable.
Isaiah 64:6 “All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away.”
But GOD!! HE cleansed us, made us whiter than snow, paid our debts in full and IS THE SOUL SOURCE to eternally fulfill every longing!
2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in CHRIST, they are a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new!”
As we also read in this passage, HIS love compels us. Such is our fuel, oh faithful believer, to serve HIM relentlessly till HE comes!
Amen and amen!