Posted in Testimony

Re-Calibrate

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

Posted in God, relationship

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