A reminder of conversations with our Father – Esther Cowley – 27th March 2020
‘What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said; ‘I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.’
‘Come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.’
‘I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.’
Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.’
(2 Cor 6:16-7:1)
At a time of such concern about contamination of body, what is our Father instructing us in? Both body and ‘spirit’ must be purified.
Joshua told the people, ‘Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you.’
Despite everything of natural circumstances Sarah looking away, drew strength from the one source who holds all authority in heaven and on earth, and by faith intentional fixed her eyes on her God.
‘Through faith Sarah herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child, because she considered Him faithful who had made the promise.’
‘Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.’ (Eph 3:20-21)
Let this be our conversations;
You Father are our dwelling place, You Jesus Christ are the centre of our world, You Holy Spirit are our strength, We believe you are able to do what you have said.
~ Esther Cowley