Friday, June 6, 2008

Words of Encouragement

The love of the father for the son. This is a picture of my father hugging my brother. If a earthly father can love his son, how much more can the heavenly father love his children?

He must increase, but I must decrease. - John 3:30

You love evil rather than good, falsehood rather than speaking the truth. - Psalm 52:3

Let those who love the LORD hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked. - Psalm 97:10

More Jesus. God's love. When one has not release or yielded the "self", love cannot grow. The heart will love evil and what is false will be the ruling law in the heart. But when you decrease, God can increase and in that process his love will become greater in your heart. Those that love the Lord hate evil and will take measures to guard against doing that which is wicked in the eyesight of God.

Those that love the Lord, are protected by God and he will deliver them from wickedness. We must decrease in every area of our lives. We must decrease in seeking our own things, and allow God to increase in us as we seek godly things.

This week as we go to worship let us go seeking to allow God to increase in us so that as we grow older, we can also grow closer to God and more of him can show forth. I seek us as we go to prayer this week to pray for the churches. As the people of God we should have a different look. Pray that God would increase himself in his people and to help us yield ourselves to his will and his way. May God have complete control in his house.