As we serve the Lord, there are a few things I believe we have to learn.
Jesus said, If you want to be my disciple, you must, by comparison, hate everyone else — your father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters — yes, even your own life. Otherwise, you cannot be my disciple (Luke 14:26). Jesus is teaching His ways, His word. Pleasing Him must be the number one priority in our lives, over everything else. If not, we cannot be His disciple.
In Matthew 7:21-23, Jesus speaks of those who do what they want, what they think is best, instead of what He wants them to do, what He says is best. They are self-willed instead of God-willed. We must learn to be obedient to God’s ways, His word. That is what He desires. So many miss out on His blessings, His help, because they do what they think is best, instead of what He asks. It’s so sad to me to watch this.
If we would simply learn it’s not what we want, it is what He wills, we would all be living the abundant life Jesus came to give us. In order to affect the lost, see them saved, we must let them see us becoming successful, living victorious lives. They are watching how we handle setbacks in our lives.
If you really want the blessings of God, do what He asks (John 14:21).
Just a thought,
Published on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 @ 7:04 AM CDT
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