I Am Your Reward
"Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls." (James 1:21)
"Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever." (I Peter 1:22-23)
Again and again we must look into the Word. Many meanings escape our attention as we read. Layer after layer of truth is revealed as we read again and again. The value of your spiritual life depends on the value you give to the Word of God. The Spirit touches your spirit and then your spirit touches your mind. Then you express the Word through your mind. Your mind is thus developing in understanding. Again and again look into it. After your work in the kitchen, after a meal and in the evening, read it again and again even if it be the same portion. Your soul receives new power, your prayer becomes deeper and you find joy in prayer. The quality of your prayer improves. You ask less and less of worldly things. Our souls tend to be bound in shallow waters: but God leads us out into deeper waters. We are full of vanity and naughtiness. That will all go. The Spirit of God is working upon our souls. "Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low:" (Isaiah 40:4). Your heart has got valleys and mountains. God wants to level it up. The Spirit of God blows upon you. Your sins are forgiven. Then remember your promises. Establish your sonship and your daughtership. Every day let it be seen in you. You must feel the liberty you receive from Him. "Thou art no more a servant, but a son;" (Galatians 4:7). With a sense of liberty you can call God 'Abba Father' in your solitary prayer. God will be very happy. He has a daughter. So far she asked for worldly things. Now she asks for God Himself. God told Abraham, "I am your reward." Have you entered into this liberty?