Questions to ponder in our walk with the Lord:
Do I love the Lord Jesus Christ and God the Father?
Do I enjoy the Lord Jesus Christ and God the Father?
Do I believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and God the Father?
Who do I fear more man or God?
Those who are close to us will know what it is we enjoy, they will know what consumes our mind and heart and will know what we fear. It will be clear by the evidence of our life through our conversation and our actions. What do we talk about? What occupies our time? What do we give our minds to in what we watch and listen? Who do we obey?
We can say we love God with great passion, but the truth will be revealed in how this displays in our day to day. It is up to us to take a sober look at this and make the necessary changes that will recalibrate us, so what we say will line up with what we do (and is in our heart).
Our lives are to testify the Lord Jesus Christ – period. The first step to attain this is honesty, first with ourselves, then with God. When we humble ourselves before Him He gives us a new burst of Holy Spirit-inspired unction to walk rightly before Him. The critical part is to do just that and not hesitate, or we are in greater danger of rejecting the Lord’s grace.
Jesus asked Peter, ‘Do you love Me?’ three times, one for each time he denied knowing Him to others, see John 21:15-17. We are no different and deny Jesus many ways – without our even recognizing this. Thankfully, we can seek grace. God extends us through His Son when we recognize our folly. Jesus gives Peter instruction and for all who love Him: ‘Feed my lambs, Feed and tend My sheep.’ Only when we live lives FOR God can we be of use so we may feed and tend to one another in His name as He asks us to.
Daily Walk with Jesus
Begin asking ourselves questions and seeing if what we say lines up with what we do and is in our heart and make any necessary changes.
and you have persevered and have patience, and have labored for My name’s sake and have not become weary.Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works,or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent. Rev 2:3-5