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The Sweet Spot

The ‘sweet spot’ is relatively a new term that describes a place where we feel fulfilled.  The world has many sweet spots where God has only one.  The world’s sweet spots will never completely sustain and satisfy the human heart, where in Christ- this is His promise to us.  This place is one that to the degree we are willing to give to obtain it, which is determined by the willingness and degree to how much we surrender – we will receive and experience the sweet spot of knowing, serving and following Jesus Christ and its vast depths. 

Since we live in a society that has become one of convenience and pleasure-centric, it is not surprising how we can carry such a mind-set into our spiritual lives; Our faith/religion/church is there to serve us and our needs.  Jesus is there for us.  Is this what the bible teaches?  No!  We were bought for a price, and no longer our own, but belong to God to live lives according to His way.  Jesus paid for us with His blood.  1 Cor 6:20.

Daily Walk with Jesus

The gift God has given us is His Son, and in Him we have everlasting life.  We are to heed the warning in the parable of the lazy servant who dug what the master gave him, into the ground, Matt 25:14-30. 

If we are given to worry, fear, and are easily annoyed and dissatisfied or seek soothing, comfort and pleasure not from the Lord, but in the world – it indicates we have dug into the ground our ‘sweet spot’ like the wicked servant. 

An indication that we are utilizing our ‘talent’ is that no matter what circumstance we face, we can say ‘it is well with my soul.’

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The Sound of Silence

Martha came to Jesus to complain about Mary; Luke 10:38-42.  Mary was not helping with the duties in the kitchen.  There were guests to be served, and she was needed.  How shocking it must have been for her to have Jesus gently rebuke her!  Martha was the one who was distracted and Mary in the right place – at the feet of Jesus- listening to His every Word.

Like Martha, how much time do we spend in the distractions of the day?  They may be good, and even for God, or just time fillers for easy escape.  How easy it is for us to be sidetracked in our media smorgasbord we have today?  We are plugged in literally to which we have become dependent, whether it be via the television, a computer device or our phone – in the offering of stimuli they give to us.

This is our daily walk in Jesus:

To zero in on the time we are plugged in, and choosing that good and better thing which is sitting at the feet of Jesus.  This is not so easy as we have jobs to do, children to tend and many other essential duties to conduct in our day.  Its not about stopping these but rather more like a practice of ‘tuning in’ to the Lord, which means tuning out of the things that is our go to ‘plug in’ of choice instead.  I think for many of us, we have pushed out silence in our lives, and it is in silence where we will ‘hear’ God speak to us.  It is where we can have a meaningful conversation with Him.  We can meditate on His word, even while we are going about our duties in the day.  All these are acts of sitting at His feet.   it requires our auto pilot to be shut off, and a consorted effort to bring the Lord into our day – in all we do, do for the glory of God!

In this place we are able to pray unceasingly, rejoice always, give glory, thanksgiving and praise to God.  In this place, we are plugged into what is that good and better:  Jesus Christ!

“Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things.  But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:41

Listen to God saying to us:

“This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!” Matt 17:5