From Daniel's Desk on 3/18/2020
My Title: Fear of God Produces JOY
My Verse: 1
"1 Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God."
It's what you want from and for your children and those that you lead. Make your heart remember that when it's your walk that suffers temptation. Live a life that doesn't grieve the Holy Spirit, the LIVING GOD that LIVES INSIDE YOU.
Walk... LEAD by the way that you live. For your own joy but also so that you can reprove and rebuke others OUT OF LOVE to the same joy... BUT ALSO, ALL THE MORE BE ON THE ALERT TO ENCOURAGE, BUILD UP, AFFIRM, CONFIRM.
How Will This Make You a Better Husband/Father/Man:
The only way to lead is to lead by the way that you live. Period. Faith in a living God is way more often caught than taught. Do you walk with a living God? Act like it. Talk like it. Live like it. LOVE like it.
Less notes. More listening to God's voice.
We HAVE THESE PROMISES OF GOD
I will make my dwelling among them and walk among them.
I will be there God.
They shall be my people.
Therefore go OUT from their midst and be separate from them, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing.
I will welcome you,
I will be a father to you.
You shall be sons and daughters to me, says the LORD ALMIGHTY.
SO LET US cleanse ourselves from EVERY defilement of body AND spirit, BRINGING HOLINESS to completion in the FEAR of GOD.
Vs. 4 "I am filled with comfort. In all our affliction, I am overflowing with joy.
Godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation WITHOUT regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.
Build up those that you SEE Godly growth in!