Sunday, January 19, 2014

What do you think Jesus wants from you?

Good morning sisters-

I woke up this morning tired and sore.  I spent over five hours cleaning my house, pounding out the laundry and scrubbing toilets.  I think I took every bit of frustration on my knees and today, I have a very clean house but my back feels like its breaking in two.

When I really want to get out of my head, I turn on a Christian radio station and clean away. The songs flow out and calm my spirit and the cleaning helps me work off all of my anger.  This time I was angry at Satan for wanting to destroy everything God has put together.  Whether you realize it or not, women are being attacked and so are men.  The family is at the core of everything God is and when it can be destroyed, so goes generations.  Now Christ is powerful and often the destruction ends in glory but we must always be on the watch because the enemy is near.  The closer we get to God the stronger the forces are against us.  Because we are human, evil can lurk in our hearts and minds, so we must protect ourselves daily.

If you believe in Jesus then you must know that you will be attacked.  He is near always but even Jesus was tempted, attacked and persecuted.  His persecution has been speculated and manipulated by those that want to say He was just a prophet.  I never knew a prophet that could calm the sea, bring fish to the masses and break bread for hundreds.  I've never met a man that with one touch could heal someone from their illness and I've never met anyone that raised someone from the dead.  If Jesus was just a man, then how did he do all that?

Often in the quiet, I ask myself, "What do you want God?"  I think about my life and wonder if I'm messing it up or really making an impact for Him.  I pray in the quiet and wonder how much of what I pray and speak glorifies Him.  And when I'm down, I try to remember what is most important to our Savior.

It's not easy sometimes but we know what our true direction is.  We must love Him and seek Him all our days.  We must pray for those that know Him and for those that don't and we must encourage our sisters that He is near.  Obedience and love are all He requires.  How do we stay obedient?  We trust in His word.  How do we love Him more?  We spend time with Him, calling to Him and praising Him through our words and song.  I always go back to David; He praised Him and went seeking after Him even after He fell to sin.  His goal was to find Him and God loved David.  David is an example of you and me.  He was human, with human desires and needs and when he sinned he sought salace in God, not man.

Believe that Jesus is who He said He was.  Read scripture to know Him and pray so that you to can have a friendship with the Son of God, the Holy Trinity, the one true God!

We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands. Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person. But if anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him: Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did. (1 John 2:3-6 NIV)

Until tomorrow...

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