I put my faith in my GPS, trusting that it will get me to my destinatioan, yet often I don’t want to do what it’s saying. As I drove around in the darkness, getting lost and frustrating Siri, I thought to myself “I wonder how many times I do this to God”. How often do we pray and ask God for directions, but then refuse to follow his voice?
What do you do when God begins to press down on those areas that give us pain?
We are always duplicating ourselves in others; what are you choosing to pass on? The disciples eventually mentored other men and women in the ministry, discipling them, and duplicating themselves, knowing that the message that Jesus shared was too big to just keep to themselves.
Prayer isn’t a tool to be used to correct someone else, but to correct yourself. Whether you’re married or not, looking or not, happy or not, pray for your spouse. And when you do, pray for yourself. I’m not talking about selfish prayers, but selfless prayers.
If you feel invisible right now, let me just tell you that God sees you. He knows exactly who you are, where you are, and what you’re struggling with. More than that, he knows your character, your future, and your past. When you’re passed over or someone turns a blind eye toward you, that could potentially be the best gift He could ever give you. In that moment, he’s giving you more time to spend with Him.
What do we do with lies? We combat them with the truth. When your thoughts begin to return to that dark, twisty place say “No. I am fearfully and wonderfully made” or “I am His masterpiece, created in Christ Jesus for good works”. But instead of reciting these verses from rote, learn what they mean. What does it mean, practically, for me to be a masterpiece of God? How does God’s masterpiece act? What does it mean to be fearfully and wonderfully made?
What if, instead of thinking of purity as a sacrifice we do because it’s the “right thing”, we focused on the reward it brings?
We are called to be Saints; we are called to be holy, not because of how great we are but because of how awesome God is. Take some time to just meditate on that truth. What does being a “saint” mean to you?
I feel like there are a lot of spiritual agoraphobes out there; Christians who are weighed down by sin, even though they don’t have to be. Are you walking in the freedom that Christ has paid for, or are your a spiritual agoraphobe, being held back from truly living?
This morning I began to read through the book of Ezekiel and as I was reading I couldn’t help but