His Imprint On Our Lives- in His Word 11-16-15

I delight to do your will, Oh Lord, I delight to do your will, and to walk with you is not grievous unto me, I delight to do your will.
Psalm 40:7-9

The other day I was viewing a public television show that talked about ‘reducing our footprint’ and I thought of how contrary that s to the purpose God has given us. We want people to know that we were here but not by our own feet pressing down but more so by the Word of God imprinting itself into  our hearts and minds and those around us as well.
I believe that God would have us share His imprint.

Open my eyes, that I may see wondrous things from Your law. Psalm 119:18 
Back in the day they would have us finger print with ink when applying or starting a job as a teacher, today they have you scan your fingerprint which gives more clear detail but also puts you into the computer to be able to verify that you are who they think you are.
On Sunday in Church, Pastor spoke a bit about God’s imprint; it got me to thinking about how God’s imprint in our heart shows in our life. It shows by the finger prints and smudges of the Gospel we leave everywhere we go.

When Jesus gave us the Comforter, or the Holy Spirit; He showed us His presence or imprint, through the love we share, the help we give a stranded motorist, by opening a door when someone is feeling alone and inviting them into your life. His Holy Spirit guides us by leaving His imprint in our hearts and lives so that we can go and do likewise.

Internal- the Holy Spirit dwells within us to guide us daily, moment by moment as we request Him to.

Mandatory – we all need the Lord God to survive in a dying world, and everyone needs to know Him.

Oh come; let us sing to the Lord! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms. Psalm 94:1-2

Presence- His presence is here, now , if we only reach out for His hem we can know that He is near. When we pray we spend time reminding ourselves of His presence but He is with us always, even to the end of the Earth!

Rests – His presence rests with us, for only when we know that the Holy Spirit is with us, and taking care to direct our paths ( our steps ordered of the Lord) then we can know the rest that Jesus talks about.  He shall give you rest….

Individually- God, Jesus, the Holy spirit knows each of us individually, we are not just part of this church or that we are a child of God, and He is our Father. He knows us better than we know ourselves really, but the good thing is that in knowing us He knows what it takes to reach our hearts and minds and mold them like clay to be used by Him to bring others to the safety of His presence.  We can reach out and touch the Lord!

Newness- I remember the joy of the beginning of my walk with Christ, everything I learned was exciting! I can have that every day as I open my Bible, God’s Word, and read to hear the newness of each day’s lesson for me personally! We can get excited about today’s reading because God chose it for you and I to read today.

Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, long suffering; 13 bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. 14 But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. 15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. 17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. Colossians 3:12-17

Image result for truth of God ImageTruth – His Word is truth and when we have hidden it in our hearts we can walk in truth and know that it is real. The truth is that He is the way the truth and the light, so if this is the case then we walk in His presence and we are walking in Truth.  The Holy Spirit is with us so that while we walk through this dark world that is sprinkled with those who would draw us away from God’s purpose for each of us; we will know the truth and the truth will set us free.

 Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me. If you had really known me, you would know who my Father is. From now on, you do know him and have seen him!”
 John 14: 6-7

God’s imprint in our lives should show that we are following in His steps. Let us choose to walk accordingly.
Dear Heavenly Father, direct our paths that we may leave the imprint of Love that You have left on our hearts so that others may know You and gain life eternal in Your Presence, knowing You are near. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God. Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace. Ephesians 4:1-3