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‘It Is Well With You’ (Hebrews 4) by @0rode #LAFruits Devotional

June: SANCTIFIED FOR FRUITFULNESS
Reading: Psalm 91 and Hebrews 4

@thelafamily June 6

It Is Well With You!

TEXT: And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account. Hebrews 4:13

A friend posted a set of questions on her Facebook page for mothers to ask their children. The questions asked ‘What is something mummy always say to you?, ‘What is mummy really good at?’, ‘Where is mummy’s favourite place to go?’, ‘How do you know mummy loves you’ etc. So I asked my 10-year old daughter and was feeling apprehensive about her answers because you really have no idea what your children think of you. Her responses surprised and assured me that I was on the right path, in terms of parenting. And as I was reading Hebrews 4, I wondered if I have ever asked God what He thinks of me?

Hebrews 4 is clear, to enter God’s resting place we need to respond to God with a consistent faith and desperate willingness. His resting place is still available but God is not going to come out to give it to us. It requires active participation; you have to want it. This is the importance of sanctification. In John 17:17 Jesus prayed on our behalf, ‘Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.’ Every time we read the word of God we subject ourselves to the scrutiny of this word to expose where we fall short, but also to assure us that we are moving in the right path. Let us do more than allow the word to be something we read but become naked and vulnerable without fear of its transformative power.

Be bold to knock on the door of grace with your shortcomings and ask God to show you what He sees in you. You may be surprised by His answer.

LEARN and APPLY: Affirm that the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of my soul and spirit, and of my joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of my heart.

Pray:
Lord, sanctify me by Your truth. I know You see me so tell me what You see, and help me to build up any area where I fall short of entering Your rest, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Written by Orode Faka of @thelafamily