In this season it is important to spend time in the word on a daily basis. And when God reveals a treasure from His word it is important to steward it well.
This morning the Lord highlighted the Scripture John 17:15, from The Passion Translation: “ I am not asking that you remove them from the world, but I ask that you guard their hearts from evil.”, implying that we must impact the world in advancing kingdom realities while not becoming infected by evil.
So, since Jesus gives us understanding according to the Word which He has spoken (Psalm 119:16), I inquired of the Lord what this could be, and heard a whisper that it was to begin again to publish what the He has been revealing. This has been on my heart and mind of late, to activate the living word in my own life by sharing some of what I have been writing in my journal.
Now the word says that we are to work out our salvation with fear and trembling (Philippians 2:12b). From the Passion Translation: “now you must continue to make this new life fully manifested as you live (the Aramaic literally means ‘push through the service of your life’) as you live in the holy awe of God – which brings you trembling into His presence. God will continually revitalize you, implanting within you the passion to do the good things you desire to do.”
On this journey I have become convinced of the truth that faith without works in dead (James 2:22, 26). If God is increasing my faith through His revealed word, then something is demanded of me; Jesus is the Word made flesh (John 1:14) and by His example and by His life within me (Gal 2:20) I walk the highway (Isaiah 35:8), an ambassador of the Kingdom.