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Welcome back to our ongoing study on looking at the Characteristics of a Christian Touched by the Masters Hand.

Today we look at the character of Humility

According to Thesaurus (English-United States Version) humility means: humbleness, modesty, unassuming nature, and meekness.

According to Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary, Humility a prominent Christian grace (Rom. 12:3; 15:17, 18; 1 Cor. 3:5-7; 2 Cor. 3:5; Phil. 4:11-13).

It is a state of mind well pleasing to God (1 Pet. 3:4);

it preserves the soul in tranquility (Ps. 69:32, 33),

and makes us patient under trials (Job 1:22).

Christ has set us an example of humility (Phil. 2:6-8). We should be led thereto by a remembrance of our sins (Lam. 3:39), and by the thought that it is the way to honour (Prov. 16:18), and that the greatest promises are made to the humble (Ps. 147:6; Isa. 57:15; 66:2; 1 Pet. 5:5). It is a great paradox in Christianity that it makes humility the avenue to glory.

Indeed Humility is a state of mind that is well pleasing to God. To demonstrate a spirit of Humility one first must have a heart change, a change in the way one thinks and behaves. Putting off the old man and putting on the new.

As we continue to seek and serve God, desiring for our characters to be changed and become Christ-like we become the man or woman God desires for us to be. As we humbly come to God laying aside all hang-ups, anything that would get in the way of us coming before God we will begin to change from the inside out. Indeed when we meet with God face to face and experience the life changing touch from the Master’s Hand our lives will never be the same again.

In the Old Testament, Micah asked the Lord this question: What doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly and to love mercy and to Walk Humbly with Thy God Micah 6:8

God instructed Micah to walk humbly with God. Likewise, God desires for us His children to walk humbly with Him.

Christ Himself is our perfect example of Humility

Philippians 2:6-8 states:

6 Who, being in very nature God,
did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,

7 but made himself nothing,
taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness.

8 And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself
and became obedient to death
even death on a cross

Humility and a Servants heart go hand in hand. Humility changes the way we think and act.

To possess a spirit of humility one takes on a spirit of servant-hood. A person who is demonstrating a servant heart will be one who is humble, putting aside all pride and a self serving attitude, a me attitude and what I can do and how I can please me. Pride is the opposite of humility, it seeks to serve self. One who is demonstrating a humble spirit will be someone who is walking after God, putting Him first in everything.

1 Peter 5:5 says: Put on the apron of humility, to serve one another. Todays English Version

Demonstrating a humble spirit is submitting to God, and to one another, laying aside all things, anything that would hinder and get in the way of us becoming a man or woman after God’s own heart.

Indeed, just as God instructed Micah to walk humbly before God Micah6:8 there is no telling what can happen to a believer who has totally surrendered their lives to walk humbly before the Lord their God.

CLOSING THOUGHTS

To re-cap our study we have learned that “Humility” a prominent Christian grace(Rom. 12:3; 15:17, 18; 1 Cor. 3:5-7; 2 Cor. 3:5; Phil. 4:11-13),

It is a state of mind well pleasing to God (1 Pet. 3:4), preserves the soul in tranquility (Ps. 69:32, 33), and makes us patient under trials (Job 1:22), and Christ has set us an example of humility (Phil. 2:6-8).

Humility is a state of mind well pleasing to God. We have also learned that Humility and demonstrating a servant’s heart go hand in hand. Possessing a humble heart encourages us to be someone who desires to serve others. A Humble spirit causes us to submit to God and to one another in the love of Christ.

Jesus is our perfect example of showing us how to possess a humble spirit and demonstrate a servant’s heart. Indeed Jesus emptied Himself by taking on the form of a servant.

Philippians 2:7. If we want to possess a Christ-like character we also need to empty ourselves and take on the spirit of humility and the form of a servant. A servant serves the Lord with gladness.

Jesus was a servant who thought about others more than Himself. He demonstrated humility to the fullest. God is pleased with His children who demonstrate a humble heart.

A Humble heart is one that is pliable which in turn opens the door for change; which in turn spreads out to others and beyond, impacting lives for God’s Kingdom.

A Servant heart is one who serves others putting their needs over the needs of themselves.

This is a person who truly possesses a humble heart. Men and women of past days who humbled themselves before God & truly sought the Will of God the Spirit of God moved on their lives and things happened. People’s lives were transformed and changed from the inside out.

Psalm 69:32-33

32. The humble will see their God at work and be glad. Let all who seek God’s help be encouraged.

33. For the Lord hears the cries of the needy; he does not despise His imprisoned people.
Having a quiet and gentle spirit before the Lord opens the door for the Holy Spirit to begin a work within and cause us to be transparent before God holding nothing back and allowing the Spirit of God to have His way in our lives.

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Welcome back to our ongoing study on looking at the Characteristic’s of a Christian who has been “Touched by the Master’s Hand”.

Today we will look at “Purity”. Our scripture theme is taken from Psalm 24:1-5. The psalmist asked: “Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord; who shall stand in His holy place?” Psalm 24:3. The answer: The one who is pure. Psalm 24:4

It is absolutely necessary to have personal, practical, and purity in our lives, letting Christ live His life in and through us. The Bible says: “The pure in heart shall see God.”

1 Timothy 5:22b says: “Keep thyself pure.” The power of Christ is available to keep us pure even in today’s moral mess, in the midst of a moral power failure.

Where does “Purity” come from? What does the scripture say about “Purity”?

• Matthew 5:8 The pure in heart will see God
• Matthew 5:27-30 Purity begins in the heart
• Matthew 23:25-28 Outward purity cannot substitute for inner purity
• John 17:17 Purity comes from God
• Ephesians 5:1-4 Purity ought to mark believers lives
• Philippians 3:7-11 Give up what hinders purity
• Philippians 4:8 Our mind should think about things that are pure
• 1 John 3:1-3 One day our purity will be like Christ’s

How is this Power of Purity maintained?

We need to have a “constant cleansing” by the Blood of Jesus Christ. 1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. According to the Nelson Study Bible footnotes for 1 John 1:7 it says: To walk in the light is to live in such a way that one is enlightened by the truth of who God is with one another. When a Christian’s conduct reflects God’s moral character, then real fellowship is possible with other Christians. But it may be that one another refers to fellowship with God rather than fellowship with other believers. Our fellowship with God is dependent on walking in God’s light, where sin is revealed. Such revelation enables us to see our sins and brings us to Jesus to seek salvation. Only the Blood of Jesus Christ can cleanse us from all sin, making it possible for imperfect believers to have fellowship with a holy God.

Our lives “need to be influenced” and we as Christians need to be “feeding on the Word of God daily”. Psalm 119:9-16 In order for us to demonstrate purity in our lives we must be feeding on a steady diet that is nourished from the Word of God. According to 2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. Psalm 119:9 says: How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your Word. We need to follow through with what the Word instructs us to do and do what the Word of God is telling us to do. Psalm 119:11 says: Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You. The Word of God that is hidden in our hearts keeps us from sinning against God. Feeding on the Word of God helps us to remain clean and have a pure heart.

Purity is maintained by the “sanctifying effect” of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Galatians 5:22-25. The power of the Holy Spirit that indwells our daily lives will lead and guide us in the way we should go. Galatians 5:25 says: If we are living now by the Holy Spirit, let us follow the Holy Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives. To maintain purity in our lives we must be sanctified, that is to be set apart by the Holy Spirit for God’s service.

Purity is maintained by “what we feed on”. Philippians 4:8 Meditating and feeding on the Word of God transforms and renews our minds which in turn helps us to keep our hearts and minds focused on God and keeps us from conforming to the evil habits of this world. Feeding on the Word of God renews and transforms our minds that we will be more like Christ, demonstrating godly characteristic’s that are pleasing to the Lord.

Finally we should focus our minds on things that strengthen our faith. We should guard our minds against lustful thoughts and we should keep our minds clean and pure. A Christian who is constantly being cleansed by the Blood of the Lamb, influenced by the Word and who is feeding on God’s Word daily, and one who is allowing the Holy Spirit to indwell their lives and one who is constantly meditating on pure and wholesome things will be transformed by the renewing of their minds and will maintain a “pure heart”.

CLOSING THOUGHTS

To re-cap our study we have learned it is absolutely necessary to have personal, practical, and purity in our lives, letting Christ live His life in and through us. We have found to be true that our lives are influenced by God’s Word every day.

We have learned that to maintain purity we must be constantly washed and cleansed by the Blood of Christ. The Word of God says that He is faithful and just to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Feeding on God’s Word keeps us alert and ready to stand up against the temptation that the enemy would try and throw at us. God’s Word is the Christian’s spiritual weapon. When we hide God’s Word in our heart we won’t sin against Him.

Hebrews 4:12 For the Word of God is full of living power. It is sharper than the sharpest knife, cutting deep into our innermost thoughts and desires. It exposes us for what we really are.

In order for us to maintain a life that is pure we need to be feeding on what is both good and pure. Our minds are one of the greatest battle fields we will ever encounter. Feeding on the Word and meditating on what is just, good and pure helps us to be renewed in our minds and maintain purity of heart.

Meditating on the Word of God helps us to grow spiritually. All scripture is inspired by the Holy Spirit. We can be assured that the sanctifying effect of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in our lives will lead and guide us and we will be set apart for God’s service. It is God’s Word that judges our thoughts and our lives. We are kept clean by being washed in the Word of God.

The Word is life, the Word is our guide book, it is our spiritual map that will lead us and guide us on our life’s journey.1 Peter 1:24-25 As the prophet says, people are like grass that dies away; their beauty fades as quickly as the beauty of wildflowers. The grass withers, and the flowers fall away: But the Word of the Lord will last forever. And that Word is the Good News that was preached to you.

The Word of God is nourishment to our souls,

He wants our lives to be devoted to God & to His Word.

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Welcome back to our on-going study on looking at the Characteristic’s of a Christian who has been “Touched by the Master’s Hand”.

Today we will look at several examples of fellowship and communication that we have with the Lord.

We will look at Fellowship, Communion, Conduct, Character, Purity and Obedience. These attributes play a primary role in our relationship with Christ. These build strong characteristic’s in a Christian life.

Our key scripture text will be taken from 1 Chronicles 16:11….. Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His face always.

The first example we will look at is Communion: Having Fellowship and Communication with the Lord. When we think of fellowship the first thing that comes to mind is spending time with someone. In this case we as Christians should desire time spent with our Heavenly Father on a regular basis.

As the scripture has instructed us, we should seek the face of God always. If we are going to have good fellowship with our Lord and get to know Him we need to spend time with Him.

The only way to develop a strong Christian Character is to enjoy daily, personal communion with the Lord. No one else can put in our time for us. It is a personal relationship, one on one with God on a daily basis. The best way I know to develop these strong characters is to set aside time for daily Bible Reading, Study and Prayer. This is the time where we allow the Word to penetrate our hearts so we can hear from God. God desires for us to get to know Him. He speaks to us and instructs us through His Word. There is nothing like having sweet fellowship and communion with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Developing good fellowship & communion with God will help make and keep us holy. This will help us lead lives that are pure, holy & pleasing to the Lord. Our lives will be changed forever as we grow in our Christian walk, remembering to come apart and set aside time for God. It will leave an indelible impression on our lives. It will be a channel of power to live and witness for Christ. If we follow God’s principles for building strong Christian Characters we will be all that God desires for us to be. Final Thought: We dream of great things tomorrow, what shall we be & how will God use us, but often we fail to enjoy NOW the privilege of walking with God.

CLOSING THOUGHTS

To re-cap our study, we have learned that having “Fellowship & Communion with God” plays an integral part in developing strong Christian Characters. In order for us to get to know someone we need to spend time with that person. No one can get to know someone else for us. The only way for us to get to know someone is by spending time with that person we are seeking to know.

In order for us to get to know God, we need to spend time with Him. We get to know God by reading & studying His Word and by praying, seeking the face of God.

The following excerpt is taken from one of my previous newsletters on “Persistent Prayer, Part 2:

As we seek God our lives begin to change. Our characters are changed and we become the man or woman God intends for us to be. As we humbly come to God laying aside all hang-ups and anything that would get in the way of us hearing from God we will begin to change from the inside out. Indeed as we truly seek God’s face and spend time with Him in sweet fellowship we will become more like Him. People that are around us will begin to see that something is different about you. Indeed when we meet with God face to face and experience the life changing touch from the Master’s Hand our lives will never be the same again.

In the Old Testament, Micah asked the Lord this question: What doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly and to love mercy, and to Walk Humbly with Thy God.” Micah 6:8
God instructed Micah to walk humbly with God. Likewise, God desires for us His children to walk with Him. As we read previously, in 1 Chronicles 16:11 we are to look to the Lord and to His strength and to seek His face always. That we His children would constantly look to the Lord, feed on His Word, listen to “His Still Small Voice” purposely setting aside time to get to know God more as we have sweet fellowship and communion with our Heavenly Father daily.

There are many references in the Word of God that tells us the importance God places on Fellowship, Communion and Prayer. Psalm 73:28 states: But as for me, it is good to be near God, I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge, I will tell of all thy deeds. James 4:8a states: Come near to God and He will come near to you…

God is instructing us to draw closer to Him. God’s Word states He will draw near to us as we draw near to Him. As we set aside time to be with the Lord and are drawn closer to Him we will build strong Christ like characters, who lead lives that are pure, holy & pleasing to God. What a privilege it is to walk & talk with our God!

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Welcome back to our on-going study on looking at the Characteristic’s of a Christian who has been “Touched by the Master’s Hand”.

Today we will look at producing a “Spirit of Meekness” in our lives.
According to Thesaurus (English-United States Version) Meekness is being humble, submissive, gentle, modest & mild…

1 Peter 3:4 you should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God.

Indeed, demonstrating a meek, gentle & quiet spirit is precious in the sight of God.

According to Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary, Meekness, a calm temper of mind, not easily provoked (James 3:13). Peculiar promises are made to the meek (Matt. 5:5; Isa. 66:2). The cultivation of this spirit is enjoined (Col. 3:12; 1 Tim. 6:11; Zeph. 2:3), and is exemplified in Christ (Matt. 11:29), Abraham (Gen. 13; 16:5, 6) Moses (Num. 12:3), David (Zech. 12:8; 2 Sam. 16:10, 12), and Paul (1 Cor. 9:19).

In order for us to develop a meek and quiet spirit, we need to spend time with God in Prayer & Bible Reading. We need to get into the Word of God and allow God’s Word to penetrate our hearts and teach us His ways. We cannot develop Godly characteristics without getting to know who our Heavenly Father is. Once we get to know the characteristics of God and allow those characteristics to take shape in our lives we will be changed forever as we grow in our Christian walk, remembering to come apart and set aside time for God. It will leave an indelible impression on our lives. It will be a channel of power to live and witness for Christ.

If we follow God’s principles for building strong Christian Characters we will be all that God desires us to be which in turn will produce the fruits of Humility, Meekness and Submissiveness in our lives.

General References to Meekness:

1. Meekness is to be sought. See Zephaniah 2:3 Seek the Lord; all you humble of the land, you who do what he commands. Seek righteousness, seek humility, perhaps you will be sheltered on the day of the Lord’s anger.

2. Meekness is a Mark of Nonresistance. See Luke 6:29 if someone strikes you on one cheek; turn to him the other also. If someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking your tunic.

3. Meekness is a Fruit of the Spirit. See Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness. Gentleness and self-control, against such things there is no law. (Galatians 6:1, Ephesians 4:2.

4. Meekness is Essential in Teaching. See 2 Timothy 2:25 those who oppose him he must gently instruct, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth. See Titus 3:2

5. Meekness is Essential in Hearing. See James 1:21 therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent, and humbly accept the word planted in you, can save you. See James 3:13

6. Meekness is Precious in God’s Sight. See 1 Peter 3:4 Instead; it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.

Promises to the Meek:

1. The Meek will be satisfied: Psalm 22:26- The poor will eat and be satisfied. All who seek the Lord will praise him. Their hearts will rejoice with everlasting joy.

2. The Meek will possess the land: Psalm37:11- The lowly will possess the land and will live in peace and prosperity.

3. The Lord supports the humble: Psalm 147:6- The Lord supports the humble, but he brings the wicked down into the dust.

4. The Meek have the Victory: - Psalm 149:4- For the Lord delights in his people; he crowns the humble with victory.

5. He gives Justice: Isaiah 11:4- He will give justice to the poor and make fair decisions for the exploited. The earth will shake at the force of his word, and one breath from his mouth will destroy the wicked.

6. Filled with Joy: Isaiah 29:19- The humble will be filled with fresh joy from the Lord. The poor will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

7. Meek will Inherit the Earth: Matthew 5:5- Blessed are the meek for they will inherit the earth.

Examples of Christ-like Meekness

Isaiah 53:7- He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth, he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is silent so he did not open his mouth.

2 Corinthians 10:1- By the meekness and gentleness of Christ, I appeal to you….I Paul, who am “timid” when face to face with you, but “bold” when away.

Philippians 2:8- And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled Himself and became obedient to death---even death on a cross.

Old Testament Examples:

Moses Numbers 12:3- Now the man Moses was very humble, more than all men who were on the face of the earth. God had great plans for Moses. He was a man who was called by God at the Burning Bush into Leadership, see Exodus 3:1-9. Moses had an impediment of speech and because of that, he thought he wouldn’t be able to lead the people God was calling him to be Leader over. He tried to make excuses because of the impediment.

Because Moses was known by God as a man who had a humble heart, more than any other man on earth he was able to fulfill God’s calling. He truly demonstrated a meek and humble spirit in everything he did.

Stephen Acts 7:59-60- And they stoned Stephen as he was calling on God and saying, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit”, then he knelt down and cried out with a loud voice, Lord, do not charge them with this sin. And when he had said this, he fell asleep. Stephen was one of the 7 men chosen who would attend to prayer and ministering the Word of God. He was a man who was full of God’s grace and power, who did great wonders and miraculous signs among the people.

David According to Acts13:22, he was a man after God’s own heart. David was also known as a murderer and an adulterer. He killed a man to cover up his sin. Yet in spite of that he had a tender heart who sought to always please God in everything he did. He possessed a repentant heart and was truly sorry for his sin. Indeed David is a perfect example of being a man who possessed a heart that was repentant, humble, meek and submissive.

Jesus Luke 23:34- Jesus said, “Father forgive them, for they know not what they are doing”, And they divided up His clothes by casting lots.

Meekness was truly manifested when Jesus prayed for His murderers. Indeed, Jesus is our greatest example who freely gave of Himself & demonstrated a humble and meek spirit in everything he did. 1 Peter 2:23- When they hurled their insults at Him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead he entrusted Himself to him who judges justly. Jesus emptied Himself completely, humbled Himself to the point of death. He poured out His life’s blood on Calvary’s Cross so we could be forgiven and have an abundant life.

Indeed, God desires all of us to demonstrate godly characteristics, being filled with a Spirit of Humility & Meekness, “To Be God’s Hands Extended”, putting Him first in everything we do.

CLOSING THOUGHTS

To re-cap our study, we have learned that demonstrating a Meek, Humble and Submissive spirit is pleasing to God. There is blessing and rewards for those who truly seek to demonstrate godly characteristics and be all that God desires us to be.

Possessing a meek and humble attitude is precious in God’s eyes. A “Humble” spirit causes us to submit to God and to one another in the love of Christ.

In our study today we have discovered that Jesus is our perfect example showing us how to possess a humble spirit and demonstrate a servant’s heart. Indeed Jesus emptied Himself by taking on the form of a servant. Philippians 2:7. If we want to possess a Christ-like character we also need to empty ourselves and take on the spirit of humility & meekness that Christ possessed.

We have also discovered through studying the characteristics of Old Testament men that in spite of their sin & disobedience they were called and used of God because of their repentant, humble and submissive attitude. They sought to please and put God first in their lives.

Staying close to God by spending time with Him through the reading of His Word and through Prayer will help us to lead pure and holy lives. This in turn will help us to develop Godly characters. So if we really desire to possess Godly Characteristic’s & demonstrate Godly Conduct we must be in daily Communion with the Lord!

Psalm 69:32-33

32. The humble will see God at work and be glad. Let all who seek God’s help be encouraged.

33. For the Lord hears the cries of the needy; he does not despise His imprisoned people.

A humble, meek and submissive heart attitude is one that is pliable which in turn opens the door for change; which in turn can spread out to others impacting lives for the Kingdom of God.

Let us continue to meditate on 1 Chronicles 16:11: Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His face always. Indeed let us seek the Lord, seeking to possess Godly Characteristic’s & Attitudes of Humility, Meekness and Submissiveness that will reflect Christ in all that we do!

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Today we begin a new Bible Study Series that will look at the Characteristics of a Christian who has been “Touched by the Master’s Hand”.

Today we will look at Fellowship, Communion, Conduct, Character, Purity and Obedience. These attributes play a primary role in our relationship with Christ. These build strong characteristic’s in a Christian life.

Our key scripture text will be taken from 1 Chronicles 16:11….. Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His face always.

The first example we will look at is Communion: Having Fellowship and Communication with the Lord. When we think of fellowship the first thing that comes to mind is spending time with someone. In this case we as Christians should desire time spent with our Heavenly Father on a regular basis.

As the scripture has instructed us, we should seek the face of God always. If we are going to have good fellowship with our Lord and get to know Him we need to spend time with Him.

The only way to develop a strong Christian Character is to enjoy daily, personal communion with the Lord. No one else can put in our time for us. It is a personal relationship, one on one with God on a daily basis. The best way I know to develop these strong characters is to set aside time for daily Bible Reading, Study and Prayer. This is the time where we allow the Word to penetrate our hearts so we can hear from God. God desires for us to get to know Him. He speaks to us and instructs us through His Word. There is nothing like having sweet fellowship and communion with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Developing good fellowship & communion with God will help make and keep us holy. This will help us lead lives that are pure, holy & pleasing to the Lord. Our lives will be changed forever as we grow in our Christian walk, remembering to come apart and set aside time for God. It will leave an indelible impression on our lives. It will be a channel of power to live and witness for Christ. If we follow God’s principles for building strong Christian Characters we will be all that God desires for us to be. Final Thought: We dream of great things tomorrow, what shall we be & how will God use us, but often we fail to enjoy NOW the privilege of walking with God.

CLOSING THOUGHTS

To re-cap our study, we have learned that having “Fellowship & Communion with God” plays an integral part in developing strong Christian Characters. In order for us to get to know someone we need to spend time with that person. No one can get to know someone else for us. The only way for us to get to know someone is by spending time with that person we are seeking to know.

In order for us to get to know God, we need to spend time with Him. We get to know God by reading & studying His Word and by praying, seeking the face of God.

The following excerpt is taken from a previous study on “Persistent Prayer, Part 2: As we seek God our lives begin to change. Our characters are changed and we become the man or woman God intends for us to be. As we humbly come to God laying aside all hang-ups and anything that would get in the way of us hearing from God we will begin to change from the inside out. Indeed as we truly seek God’s face and spend time with Him in sweet fellowship we will become more like Him. People that are around us will begin to see that something is different about you. Indeed when we meet with God face to face and experience the life changing touch from the Master’s Hand our lives will never be the same again.

In the Old Testament, Micah asked the Lord this question: What doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly and to love mercy, and to Walk Humbly with Thy God.” Micah 6:8

God instructed Micah to walk humbly with God. Likewise, God desires for us His children to walk with Him. As we read previously, in 1 Chronicles 16:11 we are to look to the Lord and to His strength and to seek His face always. That we His children would constantly look to the Lord, feed on His Word, listen to “His Still Small Voice” purposely setting aside time to get to know God more as we have sweet fellowship and communion with our Heavenly Father daily.

There are many references in the Word of God that tells us the importance God places on Fellowship, Communion and Prayer. Psalm 73:28 states: But as for me, it is good to be near God, I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge, I will tell of all thy deeds. James 4:8a states: Come near to God and He will come near to you…

God is instructing us to draw closer to Him. God’s Word states He will draw near to us as we draw near to Him. As we set aside time to be with the Lord and are drawn closer to Him we will build strong Christ like characters, who lead lives that are pure, holy & pleasing to God.

What a privilege it is to walk & talk with our God!

Edited by: JUDITH316 at: 10/28/2019 (08:20)
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