Wig’s Word of God Today 4-14-2011
On your part, you and your descendants after you must keep my covenant throughout the ages. Genesis 17:9
If I glorify Myself, My glory is worth nothing; but it is My Father Who glorifies Me, of Whom you say, He is our God. John 8:54
Genesis 17:3-9, Psalm 105 & John 8:51-59
The LORD makes a covenant with Abram and promises him as long as he and his descendants will worship God and God alone, he would make his offspring the kings of the world and they will possess all the land of Canaan. The LORD said Abram would now be called Abraham because of this covenant and God would bless him for his obedience. God expects us to be obedient to His Word and when we are not His graces will be absent from our lives. When our obedience slips, His graces become like the wind blowing in our faces yet we cannot see them. It is only when we live our lives in faith, charity and love by our practice, prayer and proclamation will we receive His graces of divine guidance. We will recognize everything we do as the winds of His presence and our lives will be filled with His Will.
Jesus explains to the Jews as we finish Chapter 8 of the Gospel of John that He was present when His Father established the covenant of Abram to be known as Abraham by all the faithful. Of course they did not understand this and began to think He was crazy and blasphemous. He again tells them all they would not taste death if they keep His Word. “Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever keeps My Word will never see death.” John 8:51 He further explains that He did not come to glorify Himself but to give all glory to His Father Who glorifies His Son and sent Him to establish the New Covenant of love to bring peace and forgiveness to the world. I’m sure it must have been hard to believe for the Jews that Jesus was present when God made His covenant with Abraham but through faith and trust we all can be obedient to loving our love of Christ Who takes away the sin of the world. Amen.
So we ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we pray today we will always Glorify You in all things living to accomplish Your Will for all Eternity. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”
My Father’s Will My True Call
Death will be void
If you know My Word
Seeking Truth in living
Soaring the skies like a bird
I AM greater than Abraham
His life was Mine to lead
He rejoiced for Our love
The Father’s joy he received
My Father sent me to prove
His love for Me and you
I will die for the sins of all
My Father’s Will My true call
© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins April 14, 2011 @ 5:47 AM EST