Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word
Psalm 119: 5 Oh, that my actions would consistently reflect your decrees! 6 Then I will not be ashamed when I compare my life with your commands. 7 As I learn your righteous regulations, I will thank you by living as I should!
Read - Amos 7-9
God is building a special people in the Israelites who can endure the evil of the earth and bring forth salvation for all mankind in the Messiah. For this to be accomplished, he continually sifts them to keep them alive and free from the idols and mess that the rest of the world uses. This process is painful and full of judgments and disciplines. Why? God’s plan is to use an imperfect people to bring about a perfect Jesus. Guess what - He is still working out His plans using imperfect people to do great things! He can use you too. However, he may have to do some straightening in your life so that you are ready for the task. Ready?
Lord, make my way straight and pure.
Plumb Line in Scripture:
Even in this tough time of discipline, God is showing Amos a hopeful future. After judgement and war and captivity, God says that growth and health will follow. God’s plans are for good for those who love Him and are called according to His purposes. His discipline can be used to Morph us into usable people that have a change of Mindset, a pure Motivation and a Ministry!