Friday, 6 October 2017

Making You Perfect

Scripture: Hebrews 13 v 20 21:  "Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you perfect in every good work to do His will, working in you that which is well-pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever.  Amen."

Our God and His Son, Jesus, have one aim with us and that is to make us perfect in every good work. Our aim should be exactly the same.  We want to do that which pleases our Lord Jesus and hear at the end of our journey through life, "Well done good and faithful servant, enter into your rest."

Jesus is working on us every moment of every day - talking to us, talking to God about us, looking for ways to bless us or change us so that we can receive a blessing. Jesus is in a full on relationship with every born again saint but often finds little response from us. We are so busy with our own things and issues that He is forgotten, yet He can sort out our things and fix our issues if we would only invite Him to do so.

The ultimate perfection is when we are flowing with Jesus spiritually all the time and doing His will rather than our own. When we flow in harmony with Him our life becomes blissful. The cares of the world disappear and we accomplish so much seemingly without effort.

Jesus is our peace and His peace flows within us constantly so we may spread peace around. and those who are troubled will have their burdens lifted by His peace touching their lives. The abundance of peace in a person who is doing God's perfect will speaks louder than many sermons.

No matter how conflicting the world is becoming, the love and peace of Jesus keep us in perfect comfort. Even in the midst of turmoil if we have given Jesus our time and made the changes He wants to see in us, His peace and presence will never leave. So if we have neglected our relationship with Him and left things undone, today is the day He wants to make us perfect.

He is busy working perfection into us as we grow into the new creation we have become.  We must adjust our lives accordingly to discard those things that do not fit our changed lives.  We need to conform to our prototype and His name is Jesus.  We should ask Him every day, What would You do in this situation, Jesus?  And when He tells us, then we should do likewise.

One of the greatest attributes of Jesus is that He never lies, not even tiny white, spare your feelings lies.  We should start with this and become perfect in honest and truth.  Some people are living a lie and add so many more lies to hide their sin.  

Revelation 21 v 25 - 27: "And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.
 26  And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.
 27  And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life."  This is what Jesus revealed to John about Heaven.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I want to be a pleasing child who adores You.  I lay my life before You and ask You to make me perfect today. Use the power in the blood of Jesus to change every contrary thing in me so I come into perfect harmony with You. Let Your peace and love flow through me to the lost and sorrowful who need You most. In Jesus' name. Amen.