7.10.2018

Dennis writes to his sons.

Greetings My Sons,
There are moments when the LORD calls you to action. However, our idea of action is often found in a Marvel movie or some harrowing deed that few can accomplish. The picture of an active believer, however, can be one of a Christian on his knees asking for clarity, guidance, and light.
Will you be found equipped with a will ready to go and do?
The summer months invite activity (some frivolous and some impactful) but I would challenge you to pray and ask the Lord to lead you by His Spirit so you can do those things He is calling you to do -with His strength.
You are in the process of becoming sanctified.
The more we act like Jesus the less we act like our natural self. This is good for everyone.
I love you,
Dad

Please consider the reading from Oswald Chambers:

Will You Examine Yourself?
By Oswald Chambers

Joshua said to the people, "You cannot serve the Lord…" Joshua 24:19

Do you have even the slightest reliance on anything or anyone other than God? Is there a remnant of reliance left on any natural quality within you, or on any particular set of circumstances? Are you relying on yourself in any manner whatsoever regarding this new proposal or plan which God has placed before you? Will you examine yourself by asking these probing questions? It really is true to say, “I cannot live a holy life,” but you can decide to let Jesus Christ make you holy. “You cannot serve the Lord…”— but you can place yourself in the proper position where God’s almighty power will flow through you. Is your relationship with God sufficient for you to expect Him to exhibit His wonderful life in you?

“The people said to Joshua, ‘No, but we will serve the Lord!’ ” (Joshua 24:21). This is not an impulsive action, but a deliberate commitment. We tend to say, “But God could never have called me to this. I’m too unworthy. It can’t mean me.” It does mean you, and the more weak and feeble you are, the better. The person who is still relying on and trusting in anything within himself is the last person to even come close to saying, “I will serve the Lord.”

We say, “Oh, if only I really could believe!” The question is, “Will I believe?” No wonder Jesus Christ placed such emphasis on the sin of unbelief. “He did not do many mighty works there because of their unbelief” (Matthew 13:58). If we really believed that God meant what He said, just imagine what we would be like! Do I really dare to let God be to me all that He says He will be?

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