“Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my LORD: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, a And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: that I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead,” Philippians 3:8-11 KJV.
He is calling for more separation!
This morning, the LORD brought conviction to me of something I needed to separate myself from that which I have had in my life for a long time, something I believed I could control in some way, that was not helping me, but hurting my walk with Him.
Now, I am sharing this with you, because I believe I am not alone in this process.
Jesus wants us to count all things lost, for Him.
My friend, the things that need to go from our lives, the devil wants us to think we will be losing out if we let them go.
Don’t be afraid to let go.
Fear is bondage, and Jesus has set us free initially through salvation, but as we walk through life, the ways the world has encroached on our lives must fall off.
Last year, the LORD told me some things were going to fall off of my life that I did not think I could do without.
Wow! The process has been in the works and is continuing into the future, so I can be more like Jesus.
Don’t you want to be more like Jesus?
I love these verses above, because we see we’re not losing at all, in fact we are gaining ground in our relationship with Him when we let go… Excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord.
Yes, we should do away with those things in our lives that do not reflect excellency in Him.
Winning Christ and being found in Him through faith.
Leaving things behind that have no eternal value probably will, if we are honest, require faith to come through.
That’s okay, because we have a Helper through His Spirit, He’s just looking for us to take the first step!
As you cry out for more of Him, do not be surprised when He asks you to let go of something that is holding you back from a closer walk with Him.
We can’t walk fully in the Spirit if we want to take our baggage with us, too.
I encourage you today, to go on to perfection and run the race unencumbered and free…
It is time to let go. it is time to stop looking back… It is time to run with Jesus our LORD!
God Bless You, you are in my prayers
~ Celeste Dewey