Devotion for November 1

Hebrews 11:1

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

What we hope for and should be sure of is a certain resurrection. What we do not see is Jesus Christ. Or do we? Jesus is in our hearts, minds, and souls but he can be found in joy and sadness. How we treat others reflects how we feel about Jesus. Faith true faith is trying to rid one’s self from the intolerance of the world. Not abandoning morality but allowing an open dialogue with everyone for the purpose of sharing God’s vision through Jesus Christ. God allows the Holy Spirit to grow in us till we see that vision and our example is Jesus Christ. Therefore we are to be like Christ – or Christ-likeĀ – in all we say and do. Challenging yes, near impossible yes, but we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us!

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  1. We all slip. The biggest thing is to listen to the Holy Spirit when He corrects us. When we are pruned we are supposed to immediately ask for GOD’s forgiveness and if we wrong another we must make amends to that person.
    GOD is well pleased with us THROUGH Jesus when we repent, as for direction, and try not to repeat.
    We sin against GOD. But He is quick to forgive IF we follow Him and take up our crosses.
    Growing in grace is a day-by-day process. GOD wants us to make progress on our walk as we seek Jesus’ sweet face.

    Saint Paul had to grow in knowledge and allow the fruit of the Spirit correct to him.

    We all have some rotten grapes to expel don’t we? Each our own unique sins and circumstances.

    Read the whole Chapter of Romans 8 everyone.
    In part:

    25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.
    26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.
    27 And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

    14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
    15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”
    16 The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,
    17 and if children, then heirs–heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.

    The Assurance that Saint Paul learned about His relationship to GOD Three-in-One:

    37 … in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
    38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers,
    39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
    28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
    29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.
    30 And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.

    AMEN!

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