Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
“When Intimacy with God is Lost”
Text: Deuteronomy 32:18
“Of the Rock who begot you, you are unmindful,
And have forgotten the God who fathered you.”
Oh the horror the Warrior feels, “When Intimacy With God is Lost” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
Tucked away in this Song of Moses is this verse that is the “root cause” of Israel’s failure; they had lost intimacy with God. Loving the pleasures of this world More than the pleasures of Intimacy with God, they were “unmindful of the Rock that begot them, and had forgotten the God Who fathered them.”
How can this happen to one who has “walked upright with God and known intimacy with God, as a Israel once did? It happens with “delayed repentance.”
When the alarm of conviction of sin goes off, and is silenced by “excuses,” delayed repentance takes place.
Our enemy is always nearby armed with an array of foolish and empty excuses for us to use to justify our sin, and delay our repentance…..
Intimacy with God is lost, and our excuses “numb the pain,” and soon we don’t even hear the alarm of conviction anymore. Because we have been unmindful (disobedient) to the Rock that begot us and have forgotten the God Who fathered us.
The remedy is simple and immediate; confess our sin and repent of it! NO EXCUSES!
Listen up Warrior! Nothing, I say Again, Nothing and No one is more prized than Intimacy With Your Commander Jesus Christ! Ooooh Rah!
He is Our Rock of Salvation! Unchanging Love, All Powerful, and Faithful to Do What He Says He Will Do!
“Oh God You’re My ROCK Of Ages cleft for me let me Hide Myself In Thee!”
He personally made you and I with His hands (Psa.139:15-16), “My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.”
And He has a Perfect Plan of Good Works to Walk in with Him (Eph.2:10)
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”
He is the God Who father’s you and I as His son and daughter (Rom.8:15-17)
“For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.”
The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,
and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.”
And our Father has given you and I our Helper Holy Spirit to live in you and I:
“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.”(John 14:26)
He will Convict you and I of sin, remind us of what we need to do, and empower you and I to Live a Holy Life with Our Holy God - enjoying Intimacy With Our Father, Our Commander Jesus Christ, and Our Helper Holy Spirit….. At All Times!
The Faithful Warrior will not Lose Intimacy With God as they Practice a Lifestyle of Instant Repentance, With No Excuses!
Warrior at your side,