Wig’s Word of God Today 1-9-2013
Are you living the fear of punishment by your instant indulgence?
There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear because fear has to do with punishment, and so one who fears is not yet perfect in love. First John 4:18
They had not understood the incident of the loaves. On the contrary, their hearts were hardened. Mark 6:52
First John 4:11-18, Psalm 72 & Mark 6:45-52
I’ve been adjusting lately to the fact that I have reached this amazing milestone of being a 50-year-old man in love with Jesus Christ who has been reflecting on the fear John speaks of in our Study today. I can remember so vividly the feeling of being punished by my actions of excess laziness, lingering and lust that my body tingles with temptation driving me to call out “My LORD and My God” to push away the ugly feeling of fear. We all have been afraid of losing our lives because we sought sin openly or discreet knowing each step we took would rob our Eternal Life for the flash and flair of the external life.
We all have lived the life where gratification comes from self-worth instead of self-denial denying homage to our LORD and Savior instead living the fear of punishment by our instant indulgence allowing Satan to steal our heart’s desire. Just like the Disciples on the boat we are frightened by Jesus walking on the water as we grow by our surroundings of trust or lust in which we either deny or comprehend the revelatory character of Christ’s sign’s revealing His Divine Salvation offered to the world. I pray each of us harden not our hearts but embellish Christ’s Truth in our souls by our faith, hope and love of practice, prayer and preaching. Amen.
We ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we pray today we never fear Love knowing always Love is You to accomplish Good Will. Happy Birthday prayers to my son Jeffrey-Steven Robin Wiggins who turns 14 today. Praying for Greg Bishop’s strength in Christ. Prayers for Dr. Cruz-Peluca. I rejoice in You LORD! In Jesus Name. Amen.
Yours in Christ,
†Spirit led God inspired Christ fed†
Fearing only from no perfection yet– First John 4:11-18
If God does love His people
Love one another not being feeble
Nothing seen of Him in a Steeple
Sinners fit not through the Eye of a Needle
Yet we find God in each of us
Living our life in a fuss
Perfection is God’s must
Love we always trust
We know we remain in Him
Obviously by not committing sin
Leaning on the Spirit of Truth within
Father’s Son is humanity’s Salvation from sin
Acknowledge the Christ
Your life will be right
No fear in punishment’s fight
Only God’s Truth our delight
For He is Love to remain in depth
Perfection in us by our God-fearing respect
Love so perfected any fear’s regret
Fearing only from no perfection yet
© Thomas Joe Cruz†Wiggins January 9, 2013 @ 6:33 AM EST