“Grow in Grace” is no understatement. It means we continue to be like a tree, (Planted by the living waters) Growing fruit in our lives as a living being IN HIM. No tree ever grew better from having a list of rules read to it, or being read the riot act.
God plants (his word in you) and he will surely water it and cause it to grow. Our job is surrender, Trusting Him, Believing in Him (for all things) And even Self-Control is a fruit of the Spirit, and not a work of the flesh. (See Galations).
Think about that for a moment! “Hello there, righteous little tree!
God loves you, SO MUCH!”
2 Peter 3:18 “but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity.” Amen.
“You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.”
I know we’ve all heard that saying! Truly, I have my times too, when I can be stubborn. I find it interesting Jesus “Rode’ a donkey but think about this for a minute:
We don’t have to drink in God’s word. We don’t have to ‘seek him on every decision.” I am so thankful I had a preacher in my life to challenge me, years ago, to seek God about everything I do, and every decision I make. I’m so glad he preached righteousness to me (Right Standing with God).
Through the years, I’ve watched people mock, say thing like “Gosh Laura you don’t have to pray about everything!!” Yes, I do, if I want to have success! Sometimes they get to me so I don’t pray and whatever I’m doing falls to pieces…
Putting God first takes diligence, hard work to exercise our minds and heart to do his bidding. Remember YOU DON”T HAVE TO but Athletes who train get better results…..
And those who continue to have to be bridled and led, who lay their ears back and fight God’s leading…….
Wlll not have the victories they hope to have IN HIM. With Love ❤ ❤ ❤
“Don’t be like a horse or mule, which has no understanding…: Psalm 32 -Laura Grace
God Spoke to me and said “Doing a good thing, is not always the right thing.”
What does that mean?
The Fruit of righteousness has to do with accuracy (God fruit)
“the right thing at the right time” is better than just ‘doing good things.”
God wants us to have pin point accuracy! To cultivate fruits of righteousness in our lives, and to Hunger and Thirst after this (Matthew 5) means we are always seeking the will of our Father for every situation (just as Jesus did).
Therefore, God often does not work in terms of “recipe’s” but he takes the main ingredients of his will, and tailor’s it to fit the situation (or person). Doing the right thing means we are doing what HE wants us to do, “right then” .’
It speaks of being yoked to Jesus continually, walking in step with him…side by side, always doing his bidding.
This is so far from religious dogma, that a person who does this, may just find themselves at “odds’ with some people. They are not bad, you are not necessarily better than they are, but you have made the wiser decision.