Thursday, October 31, 2019

From the Kitchen Table

Victorious Living Day 28

“No one after lighting a lamp covers it with a jar or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a stand, so that those who enter may see the light. For nothing is hidden that will not be made manifest, nor is anything secret that will not be known and come to light. Take care then how you hear, for to the one who has, more will be given, and from the one who has not, even what he thinks that he has will be taken away.”  Then his mother and his brothers came to him, but they could not reach him because of the crowd. And he was told, “Your mother and your brothers are standing outside, desiring to see you.” But he answered them, “My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it.”    Luke 8:16-21

We’re not just friends, we’re family.  Those who belong to God’s family share His DNA and it shows up in how they live, when the live and why they live.  We live like we’re from heaven because when we believed in Him, we received from Him, His spiritual DNA, the Holy Spirit.  It all begins with belief.  It’s that believing that’s so important because our spirit (we are three parts, spirit, soul and skin) lives from faith, not feelings.  A person’s spirit behaves according to what it believes to be true.  That’s why faith comes from hearing!  Jesus said, “My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it.”  Jesus compared His word to a seed that is received by the soil.  The soil produces what it receives and so does a person’s spirit.  We become like Him when we believe in Him from our spirit or our heart.  It might not all make sense to our soul or our mind at the beginning, but we believe in God’s word, work and will for our lives.  When our spirit grabs onto God’s truth, God’s Spirit grabs onto our hearts, changing the very motivation of our lives to live as part of His family.  We’re not just friends, we’re family, we share the same DNA.  Live today for Him by living today like Him; live from His inspiration, not our intimidation.  We’re family! 

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