Another great devotional from Charisma OnLine to start out week with.
Today’s message is from Mike Bickle:
Some people think the will of God is always hard, but that’s not true. The will of God is good, satisfying and perfect (Rom. 12:2). We find tremendous pleasure, fulfillment and joy in the will of God.
On the other hand, there are times when we must say no to the desires of our flesh, times when our own carnal passions conflict with the will of God. At such times, we must deny ourselves.
That is what Jesus meant when He said, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me” (Luke 9:23, NAS). He said we cannot be His disciples if we don’t do this.
If we want to be colaborers with Jesus, fulfilling His purposes in the earth, we must step out of the comfort zone and move into the life of faith where our only source is the invisible God and the integrity of His Word.
Lord, today I choose to deny my own fleshly desires so that I can follow Your perfect will. Make me a faithful disciple of Jesus.
Response: Responding to the ‘perfect will of God’ for us is at the very heart, and beginning of our participation in a revival culture. Increasingly I am seeing the importance for each one to experience individual revival as we respond to the Holy Spirit and God’s perfect will for us each day. It can only happen as we increase our intimacy with our Lord. *Top