Purpose Devotion

May 7th

Exalt the Continual Flow

 

Jesus said, “If you love Me, keep My commandments,” It actually means you will keep My ways through your love for Me. The Holy Spirit uses our passion for the Lord as a strengthening tool in the purposes of God. Our heart must be stirred in passion towards Him that loves us so. Everything that He is, and everything that comes from Him must be to the utmost of precious to us. That which you view as precious you will exalt. It becomes a natural thing to protect that which is valuable to us. In Proverbs it tells us to guard our heart with all diligence for out of it flows the issues of life. Another translation says above all that you guard, guard your heart for out of it flows the well springs of life. The Lord told me years ago, it’s not so much the heart you guard, as it is the flow. Make sure that you protect the flow of life that it is continual. Jesus said, there will be a well of water in us springing up everlasting life. The flow of life through the believer has been ordained by God to be continual. We need to exalt the continual flow. This flow of life is precious to God and it should be to us. Jesus gave His all so we could have this life. This life has always been purposed to overflow in us. The devil wants to destroy life.

 

John 10:10 (AMP)

10 The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).

 

Your heart attitude is vital for life to do its work in all parts of your being. The Apostle Paul showed where his passion was located in Philippians 3

We can see Paul’s passion here more clearer in verse eight in the Amplified.

 

Phillipians 3:8 Amp

Yes, furthermore, I count everything as loss compared to the possession The possession of the priceless privilege (the overwhelming preciousness, the surpassing worth, and supreme advantage) of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord and of progressively becoming more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him [of perceiving and recognizing and understanding Him more fully and clearly]. For His sake I have lost everything and consider it all to be mere rubbish (refuse, dregs), in order that I may win (gain) Christ (the Anointed One), working in my life.

 

I love that attitude of the heart Paul displayed.

The heart is the thermostat and it is where your attitudes are. And so we see here an attitude, don’t we, with Paul. We see a passion here with Paul, where he is saying that it surpassed precious. It’s overwhelming, it’s the supreme advantage, and there is nothing greater. And you know, that’s where we need to be; we need to be acknowledging that, it’s not about trying to convince ourselves; it is that way, it really is that way.

You are just declaring what is already true. He is way beyond anything that is here on this earth. He’s already Greater, He’s already Beautiful, He’s already Perfect and everything that comes from Him is Perfect! I love acknowledging it. Paul is saying here, when I have this attitude I am helping myself obtain that goal that I am pressing towards. Thank you, Lord! Exalt these truths today!

We’ll continue tomorrow.

May today and every day be a precious treasure from the Lord to you. 😊

Pastor Kevin Vaughn