People who are disobedient or out of God’s Will, people who are out of fellowship with the Lord or unspiritual, people who are not really living in the Spirit and looking to the Lord for guidance and trusting Him, are shallow.–It’s just shallow flesh so they’re bound to make a lot of mistakes!
It’s dangerous for people to be shallow, not deep in the Lord, deep in the Spirit, but merely shallow in the flesh, carnal and carnally-minded. They’re like Saul, they’re just strong in their own flesh and so confident of their own intelligence that they make all their own decisions, which are usually the wrong ones because we just can’t be led of our own natural reasoning in the mind of the flesh when God’s Spirit may know differently and often does!
We need you so much Lord! We can make such foolish mistakes and ridiculous decisions if we’re out of the Spirit and dwelling in the flesh and natural reasoning! Help us to be more mindful of You, Lord, more humble before Thee, more conscious of Thee and Thy presence and more sensitive to Thy Spirit, so that we will know Thy Will and do it! In Jesus’ name we ask!–Amen!
We can only find fullness of faith when we are willing to yield our pride and our own will to the Lord. Like Jesus said in the Garden, “If it be Thy Will, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless not My will, but THINE be done!” (Mat.26:39). He has to have our cooperation.
Submission is the first step. If we are unwilling to take this step, we won’t be able to go to other steps! We have to make the decision. He’ll do everything else for us–give us strength, wisdom, life, love. All that He asks is for us to commit ourselves. He likes for us to freely choose and yield to Him because we love Him.
Total love gives all! But if we give our all to Him, He gives His all to us! You can have peace and power that you’ve never known before–with Jesus–if you’ll just let Him control your life. Have faith in God’s love and yield yourself to Him in submission and humility and let Him empower you!
“Deep abiding joy fills all my life today!
There is a special reason why I love to pray!
There is an inner Wellspring deep within my soul:
Jesus, precious Jesus, has at last complete control!”
Every kingdom and nation has got to have peons, they’re the foundation, they’re the rock bottom, they’re the grass roots! Without these little people, where would the kingdom be? Don’t belittle the peon!–Peons and peasants ought to be a complimentary title for people in our Kingdom!
The little humble sweet unseen ones seldom get the credit and seldom receive the reward here in this life except the satisfaction of knowing that they are making it possible for others to minister. But without those little nobodies, the big somebodies would be nobodies!
And when the day of rewards comes around we’re going to see some of the little people that we never heard of and never saw get some of the greatest crowns, because they were little folks who were behind the scenes, almost unseen and unknown, who did the humblest jobs, to make the ministry of the others possible. Then the world will finally see that the littlest ones, the meekest and mildest and humblest and most self-effacing little nobodies are really somebodies to God! It’s the little people who keep this Kingdom going!