STEADFASTNESS – Pt 2

2019 – TUESDAY 30 JULY

STEADFASTNESS – Pt 2

Job 11:14&15
“If you would prepare your heart,
And stretch out your hands toward Him;
If iniquity were in your hand, and you put it far away,
And would not let wickedness dwell in your tents;
Then surely you could lift up your face without spot;
Yes, you could be steadfast, and not fear;

PREPARE YOUR HEART
Everything in life – is about the condition of our heart.
Constant preparation of our heart is essential – and can only happen when we humble ourselves in the presence of God.

LIFT YOUR HANDS TOWARD GOD
Out of a meek and contrite spirit flows the joy of your salvation. Lifting hands in surrender and worship – is a clear indicator of the condition of your heart.

PUT INIQUITY FAR FROM YOU
A heart that is right with God has to constantly make decisions to resist ungodly thoughts that lead to wrong actions.

DO NOT LET WICKEDNESS SETTLE IN YOUR HEART
Dwelling on ungodly desires allows wickedness to settle in our hearts.
Do a regular heart check – and deal with squatters. They make such a mess.

LIFT UP YOUR FACE WITH CONFIDENCE
Spending time in God’s presence and in His word is the only way to look upon His face.
Knowing you are righteous before Him, allows you to lift up your face without blind spots.

BE STEADFAST WITHOUT FEAR
Now it gets real. Be steadfast and not fear. Sometimes it comes down to standing on God’s promises with steely resolve – knowing He will work all things together for good.
Shake off doubt and fear and just stand steadfast in Him.

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