“For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.” Read 1 Corinthians 2:2 (NIV). Beautiful! Let us be resolute and determined that nothing will get in our way of seeking diligently after the Lord. When we truly know Him – Christ, we know all things, hence the Bible says, “For it is not from man that we draw our life but from God as we are being joined to Jesus, the Anointed One. And now He is our God-given wisdom, our virtue, our holiness, and our redemption.” 1 Corinthians 1:30 (TPT).
Watch this, the word, spirit and resolute life is a total package which comes with the following: wisdom [knowing the right and righteous thing to do], virtue [excellence], holiness [aligning one’s thoughts and actions which pleases God], and redemption [the liberty to serve and worship God without any guilt shame or condemnation]. O, hallelujah!
Jeremiah was called to be a Prophet at a time in Israel’s history when people’s hearts were turned away from God, doing their own thing and defining successes based on world standards – Goals being achieved, acquiring wealth, prestige, favour, power and influence. By these standards, the Prophet Jeremiah was not a match and in the eyes of many during his time, was an absolute failure, BUT not in the eyes of God. The Bible records, Jeremiah was one of Israel’s most successful Prophets because He served and followed after God’s every word faithfully, Jeremiah hearkened unto every Word of God which came to him. The Bible says, “But as for me, I have not tried to escape from being a shepherd [walking] after You.” Read Jeremiah 17:16a(AMP).
Watch this, a resolution etched in God does not mean it will be free from trials and tribulations. It could possibly be the most challenging time in one’s life, and there is this quiet confident trust that God has your life in His hands, and directing the courses of your affairs. The Prophet Jeremiah certainly fits this description because we are told he was rejected and by his people, family and the king. In spite of the trials, Jeremiah courageously and faithfully proclaimed the Word of God. This Prophet was surely resolute in his resolution, and in like manner brothers and sisters, we have to be resolute in our resolution in spite of any challenge which might present itself along the journey of life with Christ, hence, “He will guard and guide me, never letting me stumble or fall. God is my keeper; He will never forget nor ignore me.” read Psalm 121:3 (TPT).
“Seek to have your life in God, not in things, not in people, not in places, not in circumstances, not in arguments, not in human intelligence, but in God.” Theodore Austin-Sparks.
This is my heartfelt prayer for you who belong to Christ, “It is the Lord who goes before you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or abandon you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” Read Deuteronomy 31:8 (AMP).
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