Just Keep the Line Open 26 April Having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?
Wouldnt life be wonderfully simple if there were only one thing that truly mattered? Wouldnt it be great if only one factor determined your success? All the confusion and complexity that clutters your life would suddenly disappear. Instead of constantly juggling priorities, youd always know what to put first. Well, heres a bit of news that may surprise you. There is, in fact, only one real key to victory in life. Thats right. Just one. A living connection with God. In years past, I used to say, If youre not walking in victory, check your love walk. Or sometimes Id tell people, If youre not getting your prayers answered, make sure you arent harboring any unforgiveness…make sure your flesh is under control…make sure youre flowing in the joy of the Lord. I had learned that by checking those spiritual gauges, you could track down the causes for failure. But even though such gauges are very helpful, after more than 40 years of living by faith, Ive come to realize that ultimately our success stems solely from our vital, continual contact with God. That one factor governs all others. If youre in contact with the Lord, those other qualities will flow naturally from your heart. If you maintain a living connection with God, you will walk in love and joy. You will walk in forgiveness. You will keep your flesh in subjection to your spirit. So what exactly is a living connection with God? It simply means keeping the lines of communication open between the two of you. It means going about your daily activities in such a way that youre always available to hear from heaven. Just think, the real key to consistent victory is just one thing! You dont have to memorize a list of dos and donts. All you have to do is keep that flow of continual living contact with God. Hes continually speaking words to our hearts by the Holy Spirit who lives within us. Keep your ear tuned to His frequency. Keep your heart lined up with His Word. Just keep the line open!1 Samuel 4-5; Romans 16Having begun in the Spirit, I stay in the Spirit and I am made perfect. Galatians 3:3
Scripture Reading: 1 John 1:1-7