JUDE 20-21But you, dear friends, carefully build yourselves up in this most holy faith by praying in the Holy Spirit, staying right at the center of God's love, keeping your arms open and outstretched, ready for the mercy of our Master, Jesus Christ. This is the unending life, the real life!
on those who hesitate in the faith. Go after those who take the wrong
way. Be tender with sinners, but not soft on sin. The sin itself stinks
to high heaven.
Jude is a little book with a lot
to say about living life. Life has a way of bearing down hard on all of us at times. It can take your breath away and leave you completely exhausted. Sin can find its way in and "stink" up our lives. But we overcome...we can build ourselves up.
build yourself up in the most holy faith by praying in the Spirit. You
stay in the sweet spot of God's success and love by keeping those arms
outstretched and open wide. God will send the mercy, the strength and
the refreshing. Faith can replenish you. You hear God's Word and
faith rises up. As you begin to reach out and do things for God, don't let doubt creep in and steal your strength. There is more to do and we cannot afford to stop when His momentum is
carrying us forward.
Maybe you need to build YOURSELF
up today. Pray in the Spirit. Stay in God's sweet spot, stay open to the
next task, the next ministry and outreach that He is sending for you.
Mercy is on the way to heal you and to help you. You ARE a champion! YOU
can do ALL things through Christ! This is YOUR hour, your day!
now to him who can keep you on your feet, standing tall in his bright
presence, fresh and celebrating—to our one God, our only Savior, through
Jesus Christ, our Master, be glory, majesty, strength, and rule before
all time, and now, and to the end of all time. Yes!