PRAYER: Please pray today for our MNW community. Pray that God would allow us all to grow deeper in our relationship with Jesus.
DEVOTION: “I believe that love will have to come into our lives. Christ must be the summit, the desire, the plan of all things. All our sayings, doings, and workings must be well pleasing in and to Him, and then our prophetic utterances will be a blessing through God. They will never be side issues. There is no imitation in a man filled with the Holy Spirit. Imitation is lost as the great plan of Christ becomes the ideal of life.” (pg 41)
OK. I wanted to keep going and we will but I have to stop right here and just take a minute to digest that last sentence. If that doesn’t wrap up the song “Me” that I wrote in one sentence, I don’t know what does. Let me repeat it here.
Imitation is lost as the great plan of Christ becomes the ideal of life.
What an incredibly powerful quote. Imitation is lost to us, our desire to imitate anything else is lost, when Christ becomes the focal point of our lives. The imitation of this world, what’s in this world and what is required of this world is lost…because….Jesus. Our goal and our one desire should be Him. Then our need and desire for imitation of something else…just drifts away…so that we can be the me that He made us to be….incredible.
God wants you to be so balanced in spiritual anointing that you will always be able to do what pleases Him, and not what will please other people or yourself. The ideal must be that it will all be to edification, and everything must go on to this end to please the Lord. (pg 41)
I’m not sure where I can go from there. Read that last paragraph again.
To be balanced in spiritual anointing. That is one goal to shoot for. To be balanced in what Jesus has to bring into our lives. To be so wrapped up in all that He has for us that we are always doing what pleases Him. We are always the reflection of Him. We are always being the love of Jesus.