Anchor for my Soul

For such a time as this…. part 06

Bible Study 7/20/2020

Discussion from 2020 Mandates for Ministers by Paul Tucker

2 Corinthians 3:2-3 You are our epistle writer in our hearts, known and read by all men; clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is. of the heart.

Most have had a difficult past and people have known about them. Some things can’t be erased so the enemy keeps reminding us. They witness our downs and our ups but also the working of God in our lives. They are see by many people. They are seeing our behavior. We reflect our attitudes, conversations and our love. But they also see you rising up in hope and expectation. This is what it is but not who we are. The letter we are writing as we walk through this journey of life. People are impressed that we don’t walk in fear.

The word of God will give us a fresh insight about ourselves. We will recognize it from the Spirit of God. God is bringing us down a path of understanding, not just information. Sometimes praise, sometimes word or direction, sometimes correction. We open our spirit to His truth. We will hear with an unprejudiced ear. We will submit ourselves and every attitude to the Lords scrutiny. Lord, may we say yes to you before we even know what you are saying. We want to do your will God. We want your heart God. He is bringing us to the place He wants us to be. Proverbs 4:1 We don’t even know what we are holding on to until He asks us to let it go. We all need the humbling experience about asking and receiving forgiveness. We think we throw away our life in our sin and weakness, but God just writes another chapter. He never gives up. There is a sweetness that comes out of us as a crushed rose petal. People see and wonder how and why and are encouraged by the faithfulness of God. We get to know about our heart relationship with God as we walk with Him.

Joshua 13:1 When Joshua was old, advanced in years. And the Lord said to him, “You are old, advanced in years, and there remains very much land yet to be possessed. There remains much spiritual land to be possessed.

Even though we are seasoned senior citizens. We still have much to do. We need to be listening. The spiritual land of being not judgmental but have prudence and clarity. People must be released. It’s part of being a good teacher and guide to readjust peoples attitude, it takes patience and love. Some of the freedom you are guiding people into are the same ones you need. This Spirit of the spirit you present something is as important as the truth. We must seize the opportunity now. Offering help to the helpless. The seeds we plant, God will water.