Scripture of the Day

January 25, 2022

Flesh gives birth to flesh but….spirit gives birth to spirit. John 3:6 NIV

If you want to see God’s promise fulfilled in your life this year, don’t rush things–or you might give birth to an Ishmael!  Ishmael was born because Sarah tried to orchestrate events and bail God out.  And the world’s been living with the consequences ever since.  Be sure that your plans are born of God’s Spirit.  Don’t try to salvage anything that’s flesh based.  God said, ” My covenant will I establish with Isaac.” ( Gen 17:21),  because Isaac was the result of God’s will, done God’s way, in God’s time.

Jesus said, ” Flesh gives birth to flesh but….Spirit gives birth to Spirit.”  Everything that’s conceived in you comes from one of two sources: the flesh or the Spirit.  Be careful; people will try to involve you in all kinds of schemes to rescue and promote yourself.  God doesn’t  need help to bless you; He can do it all by Himself.  That’s why, whenever Satan attacks you need to be able to point him to your spiritual birthplace and remind him that you didn’t begin this project, therefore, you don’t have to finish it.  What God ordains, He sustains!

If God’s dealing with carnality, pride or any other obstacle in your path, don’t get in His way.  Like rescuing a drowning man who’s frantically trying to save himself, until you stop flailing around God can’t do anything for you.  Give it up!  Try less and trust more!  The Bible says, ” He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion.”  (Phil 1:6 NIV)  So relax and stop struggling!

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