Monday, January 16, 2017

let us live UP!

Let us fall into the hands of the LORD, for His mercy is great.
Let us go to His dwelling place.
Let us worship at His footstool.
Let us return to the LORD.
Let us approach the throne of grace with confidence so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing.
Let us make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.
Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.
Let us stop passing judgment on one another.
Let us encourage one another.
Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.
Let us love one another, for love comes from God.
Let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.
Let us do good to all people.
Let us fight bravely for our people and the cities of our God.

Let us examine our ways and test them.
Let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.
Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy.
Let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.
Let us be self-controlled, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet.
Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles.
Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith.

Let us keep in step with the Spirit.
Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith.
Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.
Let us bow down in worship.
Let us exalt His name together.
Let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.

Let us sing for joy to the LORD.
Let us come before Him with thanksgiving and extol Him with music and song.
Let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation.
Let us rejoice and be glad and give Him glory!
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful.
Let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe.
Let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise.

Let us, Believers...

Let us be thankful!
Let us be transformed!
Let us be NEW!
Let us live up to what we have already attained in the Lord Jesus Christ!

Today, let us live UP because He has let us LIVE!!!
(And all God's people say, "Amen!")

Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. All of us who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you. Only let us live up to what we have already attained. Join with others in following my example, brothers, and take note of those who live according to the pattern we gave you. For, as I have often told you before and now say again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is on earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body. (Philippians 3:12-21)

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! (2 Corinthians 5:17)

Blessings!

~Victoria

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