CONCEPTION, FORMING, PUSHING

MAY 21

Until Christ is formed in you. GALATIANS 4:19 NKJV

There are three stages to spiritual growth: 1) Conception: It results from intimacy between two people. God’s love for you is dear and compelling; the question is, how much do you love Him? (See In 21:15). (2) Forming: Paul writes: “My little children, for whom I labor in birth again until Christ is formed in you” (GaI4:19 NKJV). God knows the experiences required to produce in us the character of Christ and He’ll do whatever it takes to bring it about. (3) Pushing: When you commit to bringing forth what God has placed within you, you’ll have to push against everything everybody ever did to you or said about you. Now God will help you to bring it out, but it’s up to you to push. In fact, it may not happen if you don’t. You’ll have to push against satanic attacks in all their debilitating forms such as bad memories, low self-esteem and feelings of worthlessness. The Devil may have spent years pushing you aside, pulling you

back and putting you down, but today God is saying to you, “I want to open you up, I want to empower you to give birth to what I’ve placed within you.”

When a baby is born everything in the family changes. The same is true for you. When you give birth to what God’s placed within you, everything in your life will be affected. God’s blessing is an overflowing blessing that will touch every area of your existence. A mother knows when she’s pregnant; the same is true in the spiritual realm. So don’t fail to give birth to what God has put within you. Now is the time for you to bring it forth!

Taken from THE BEST OF THE WORD FOR YOU TODAY

 

A pastor parked his car in a no-parking zone in a large city because he was short of time and couldn’t find a space with a meter. Then he put a note under the windshield wiper that read: “I have circled the block 10 times. If I don’t park here, I’ll miss my appointment. Forgive us our trespasses.”

When he returned, he found a citation from a police officer along with this note “I’ve circled this block for 10 years. If I don’t give you a ticket I’ll lose my job. Lead us not into temptation.”  …