I wish to encourage you today, in your dependant walk of faith with Jesus Christ as Lord. It’s an ironic part of life, that when we get tired, or overwhelmed by the busyness of life, we easily become spiritually lethargic or forgetful.
It’s a God honouring discipline in the Christian life to form daily routines that are not easily forgotten. As the Psalmist reminds us, “I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have given me life” (Psa 119:93). It is critical to our spiritual wellbeing that we keep ourselves in God’s Word. The Word of God is His primary, tangible tool, for revealing Himself to us, for invigorating spiritual vitality in us, for igniting genuine love for the life giving Gospel of Jesus Christ, and for equipping us to do His work of ministry in the lives of others.
Paul, wanting to equip Timothy for a life of faithful service to Jesus Christ as Lord, instructed him, “Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, as preached in my gospel” (2Ti 2:8). Deliberate, disciplined, routine thinking of the person of Jesus Christ is foundational to the Christian faith. We use what we learn from the Word of God to trigger and develop growing thoughts of Jesus Christ. This is who we are in Christ beloved, we are Jesus Christ’s regenerated people to live as His Ambassadors (2Co 5:20).
Let’s today, follow Paul’s instruction to the Philippian believers, consciously applying our minds to whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things (Php 4:8).
I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways (Psa 119:15).