Winners never quit and quitters never win!
We who are called of God to be in His Kingdom are winners and as you know faithfulness and honesty is what the Lord loves. He does not expect us to be perfect or else He would have never chosen us when we were still dead in our trespasses and sin. All He asks for is honesty as He has no greater joy than to see that His children walk in truth.
Our Father loves it when we are truthful with ourselves and with Him. Isaiah 58:7 speaks of one of the things God corrects His people in regards to His fast,namely “hiding ourselves from our own flesh.” This is called hypocrisy!
Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?
What we all need more than anything else today is understanding and encouragement. Especially so as we arrive closer each day to His return.
The days are dark and we are surrounded by evil on all sides but we do shine as lights in a crooked and perverse nation. We shine because the light of Christ lives within this earthen vessel not because we are so HEAVY spiritually.
I believe it was Ezekiel or some other prophet that became so discouraged and tired of the fight that he hid in a cave. The Lord visited the prophet and encouraged him by saying that He had reserved a remnant of 7000 that had not bowed to Baal! The way I see these seven thousand had been chosen and they were faithful.
God’s remnant today are those He has chosen before the foundations of the world to represent Him and they will never bow the knee before anyone else but the Lord Jesus.
Today those who are truly children of God have been chosen to become Kingdom Citizens even while alive and citizens of this world.
Though the world around us is eroding into deeper darkness we stand as lights to those others He has also chosen to become citizens of His everlasting Kingdom.
We all stand as a Light House shining our lights deep into the darkness in order that others may be rescued as we were from a vain and empty life.
As we simply keep our eyes upon Christ we will be guided by His true light to become what He has called us to be in this world for Him.
Yes! Knowledge is wonderful but a deep true vital and intimate relationship with our Jesus Christ is priceless!