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Zakar Today: Walk and Fulfill

  

 What is the right response to being wrong?

What is the right response to feeling as thought God is ignoring you? Does it bother you to continually stir yourself up, not knowing what will be on the other side of your surrender?

One thing I admire about David is: his inclination to then reckless abandonment of himself in order to see through God’s perspective. He has this ability to fall so hard but sink low on his knees as his spirit reaches for God. He constantly reminds his soul who’s boss. He minimizes himself and his strength that he might maximize his view of the Lord.

Two of the goals of faith are to walk with the Lord and fulfill the commission. 

We take our goals from Jesus.
We see the power of walking with God in John 8:28-30 which says,

“So Jesus said, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he and that I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me. The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what pleases him.” Even as he spoke, many believed in him.”

‭John‬ ‭8:28-30‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Click scripture above for further reference.

John 8:1-11 is a powerful depiction of the commission and teaching of Jesus.

The verse that sticks out to me is verse 7 which says,

“When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.”

Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” “No one, sir,” she said. “Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.””
‭‭John‬ ‭8:7, 10-11‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“When you abide in God’s word, He abides in you.” – Christine Caine

In the face of difficulty, we have to instruct our souls like David did. Establishing the habit of seeking and trusting the truth is one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves as we follow Jesus.
David gives us a great place to begin our prayers in the Psalms.

“Return to your rest, my soul, for the Lord has been good to you.”

‭‭Psalm‬ ‭116:7‬ ‭NIV‬‬

This post was originally going to be called “Keep on Lying” by Jessie Ware. All I could think as I overheard this song the other day was “wow, what are the odds that we’d knowingly choose lies over the truth?” We are so opposed to the uncomfortable truth no matter how much it hurts to run from it.

 
Look at a few of the lyrics: 

[Chorus:]

If this isn’t love

Then I don’t want to know (know), no, no, oh-oh

If this isn’t love

Then I don’t want to know (know), no, no, oh-oh


[Verse 2:]

And I don’t want to hear all the honesty

We’ll be waking up to fantasy

But can we keep it up, can we just believe

That it’s exactly as it seems?


Let’s be women who embrace God-honoring truth no matter the cost.

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