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Sunday, 5 January 2014

Do Not Shrink Back

This is the day that the Lord has made, so rejoice it is for you to richly enjoy.
This is a time in your life to push through into something more of God’s Spirit.
This is not a time in your life to back off from the Lord; not to back off from the whole truth, neither from a full commitment to His calling.
We are all going to need to be in tune with God.
Today if you hear His voice, do not harden your heart.
God knows ALL about us and what our reactions are when He speaks to us and whether we accept what He is saying to us.
He desires to give all of us more understanding and spiritual wisdom for the days ahead.

Paul spoke in Acts 20:20  “I did not shrink back in declaring the word of God”.
v21  He had a heart of repentance towards God.
v27  He did not shrink back from declaring the whole purpose of God.
v28  He was on guard for himself and for the church.
v31  Therefore be alert for each other.
v32  I commend to you the grace of God.
His motive was to build the saints up and to encourage them into their inheritance amongst those who are sanctified.

Why do we have need to press on into more of Him?
• We will want to know what to do in a time of crisis.
• We will want our needs met.
• We will want to be protected.
• We will want an assurance that all is going be OK.
• We will have opportunities to help our friends and neighbours.
• We will be a witness to others in time of crisis.

God knows what is happening right now; He has not been surprised at the attempts of man to run the world. He is still in full control.
His word has still got revelation in it, there is still more to come.
There is still more understanding of Him to come.
There is still more wisdom from Him to come, more discernment, more prophetic insight

He does not want us to be worried about any crisis in the world.
He wants us to feel secure, to feel safe and to feel loved and protected.
BUT we will not feel that if we are shrinking back.
God longs for us to trust Him completely and not to put our trust in ourselves or in man.

Why shrink back from Jesus, the Christ, The Son of the living God?
Jesus is alive, He lives, HE is not dead.
So why allow oneself to be dead in sin and iniquity, when we can choose to be alive in God’s love?

Do you want to be alive in Christ?
Be quick to repent from shrinking back from building a deeper relationship with Him.
Get your life in order, by breaking the power and the deadness of sin in your life.
Choose to live today in the love of God.
Carry this life to all those that you meet, for God wants them to meet Him through you. Stay away from those who do not help give you this life.
Mix with those who encourage Godliness and Holiness.
Do only the things that help you to relate to Jesus, the Living God, Father of all.
The basic things of our love and trust in God, are to repent, pray, give thanks, and worship.
Worship will only be there if He is your God, your Beloved, your ALL.

LOVE is the key to life. More so…..  in Loving God is the key to life.
Seek first the Kingdom of God. -  His way of life for you.
In seeking His will and asking Him what it is that He wants us to do and who does He want us to relate to, His response would be right now…  “Do not shrink back from living The Truth.”

We should not shrink back because we do not agree with something, or because of disappointments we may have suffered, or feelings of “God has let me down”.  We should not shrink back because we feel offended, hurt or rejected.  God has never, nor will He ever ‘let us down’. He has never been unkind to us or been anything other than full of love and grace.

Today, I am not shrinking back from what God has called me to do, - declaring the full counsel of God.
Those who reject the Word and the work of the Holy Spirit leading them into all truth, will fail to find the answer to life.

Jesus is saying to you today. “DO NOT SHRINK BACK FROM ME. I have chosen life for you, commit yourself to living this life”.

David Tidy
PWI co-ordinator