Rhythms of Grace, Weekly Devotional, 23 May 2021

Blessed and elected of God

A Call to Persevere

We can easily find ourselves in a place where we have stopped being active in our faith. Surreptitiously the silent killer of our faith can slip in through the back door of our hearts and cause us to stop believing in small areas of our lives like, just trusting God to help you get through a pile of work you need to complete… as the day or week goes by you didn’t get time to pray and you forgot to read the word… then the weekend ran away with your plans and before you know it, you haven’t communed with the Father. And so hope starts to fade….like a plant that doesn’t get water it’s leaves begin to wilt, then they go yellow, finally they fall. We need the water of the word every day and we need others to help us when we are weary.
Jude is clear, he says faith is something you have to keep working at. So, actively stir up you faith.  Help those others around you so that you all hold fast to Christ and eternity… The world and some people around you may not approve of your love for God. But don’t be moved by them. Many are like children who don’t know what’s good or bad so they fight against everything. But we know the promises of God. Therefore speaking the word over ours and their lives in the name of Jesus activates faith and builds up our confidence and hope in Him, while God works.

‭‭Jude‬ ‭1:17-23‬ ‭ESV‬‬ “But you must remember, beloved, the predictions of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ. They said to you, “In the last time there will be scoffers, following their own ungodly passions.” It is these who cause divisions, worldly people, devoid of the Spirit. But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life. And have mercy on those who doubt; save others by snatching them out of the fire; to others show mercy with fear, hating even the garment stained by the flesh.”


Have a Blessed day