“Notice how God helps us to keep in step with His word, will, and ways by giving us a lifestyle of peace, joy, and happiness, while being in the eye of life’s hurricane!” ~ Jon Barnes
You have been served a notice of Good Works or notice to get your act together so that you may stand against the craziness of the evil to come. Preparation and focused faith serve and help the next generation to learn and live for God, within your family. Do you want a family of evil people?
We act now, by the Grace of God, to help set up Good Systems that will support and love all people, People who do not live by the Spirit of God will live by the spirit of something else; the flesh, which is full of lust, greed, pride, and evil. Your actions are used to train the next generation and guide them into the truth of God.
Many are called, but few are chosen because people refuse to be guided by God. We all tend to want to follow our flesh, making excuses, lies, and concessions, which pollutes True Faith. I have noticed that I must give myself a daily notice of repentance and self-correction to prevent the subtle corruption of evil to infiltrate my heart. Bless God for the Guide of the Holy Spirit in US.
Do you have the Holy Spirit in you to lead, guide, and direct your path or do you need to ask God for this gift?
Enjoy Today’s Reading.
Doing Good to All
6 Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. 2 Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ. 3 If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves. 4 Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, 5 for each one should carry their own load. 6 Nevertheless, the one who receives instruction in the word should share all good things with their instructor.
7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.8 Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. 9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
Not Circumcision but the New Creation
11 See what large letters I use as I write to you with my own hand!
12 Those who want to impress people by means of the flesh are trying to compel you to be circumcised. The only reason they do this is to avoid being persecuted for the cross of Christ. 13 Not even those who are circumcised keep the law, yet they want you to be circumcised that they may boast about your circumcision in the flesh. 14 May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which[a] the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. 15 Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is the new creation. 16 Peace and mercy to all who follow this rule—to[b] the Israel of God.
17 From now on, let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus.
18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers and sisters. Amen.