Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30 (I believe this is God’s word and it is truth.)
These verses have caused question in my mind so often before the Lord. I sometimes find myself in business, to the point that my time with HIM suffers. Although I seem to be about the Lord’s work, it is still too heavy for me. I have been quoted scripture that HIS grace is sufficient for me, and it always is…but not all things of GOD are for me or you to do. HE must be part of the decision making process, and we are required to spend time with HIM. HE is never the corner we cut to make ends meet. Our time with HIM is vital to how the rest of the day will come together.
Key to this scripture is to take HIS yoke and learn from HIM…do we know that HE is gentle and humble in heart? This requires relationship, and relationships take time to grow, spending time with the other. Just my thinking that this is why the yoke is so heavy at times..those times the relationship is lacking.
While visiting http://PracticalBibleTeaching.wordpress.com I came across a post. In the spiritual realm, the only thing the enemy wants from a believer as he cannot take your salvation, is to damage your testimony, and to keep you from spending time with the Father. so that your relationship does not grow, and leaves you powerless against him. Why the latter? How strong is our testimony if not spending time with HIM. Dale Hill has given me permission to post this. However I could not get it to transfer…LOL yes its that good!
So go here to read SATANS MEETING..(READ EVEN IF YOUR BUSY) satan called a worldwide convention with demons. This post will jerk your mind, cause you to take another look and get back to where we are to be in Christ. Its imperative to the abundant life you have been called to. No relationship, no power…we need to stop living in defeat…
There are so many distractions in this world, and I need to keep my eyes on Jesus at all times…hey I am not the only one..you need to do it as well. Last year, I went to see Toby Mac (0ne of my favorite bros), and one of his songs made an impression on my heart that I can not escape from. Maybe its the reality of it that has gripped my heart, or maybe the Truth behind it. Somehow the jest of it is- we make our minds up to follow Christ and be the parents or spouses, or Christ followers that we are called to be, and then we step into the world, and its like we are “children at a three ring circus”. Lately I have been practicing keeping my eyes where they belong…on Jesus, and have been more aware of the sabatoge that is before me to pull me in another direction. Walk into a mini market and the first thing to see is magazines with people less than half dressed…its all going into our minds whether or not we respond to it. Slowly and strategically desensitizing our morals, poisoning our minds, and setting us up for the fall. Commericals, how much clothing can be taken off before she just isn’t wearing any? It’s not even leaving much to the imagination. Things we choose to over look are filling our minds, and we need to be praying for God to remove them.
Pornography has been part of my life longer than I like to admit to, and I have seen it destroy little childrens lives, and marriages, and turn people into hideous creatures…I believe with all my heart we are in the age of seduction, the enemy has planned it out well, and has been laying traps to trip up God’s children. I have heard arguments against this, but think about it. The enemy mocks God. The enemy knows his time is running out… destroying the marriage and all it stands for in light of the ultimate marriage to happen between the bride and groom (Jesus and the body), this is all like the enemy spitting in God’s face. Beware! its everywhere!
Its hard to keep our eyes on Jesus, the distractions are great and they appeal to us. Please pray for the men in your life, not condemning them, but praying for them to have thier armor on when they go for milk. yea! the enemy is that low…and its not just men…women we are as guilty, we need prayer to keep our mind free of fantasy, and lust, and flirting…it all leads to no where. When the television is on during a show that is not bad for you, verbalize during the commerical what is wrong with it..our children are not getting the whole picture of what is not pleasing about a seductive commercial, if we choose to not speak. Last night, a commerical on Lifetime, was for “Army wives”, and it was acceptable to portray that if your man is away, make the best of sex with a woman..no harm done. THAT IS A HUGE LIE! Don’t let the world sabatoge your happiness and walk with God…keep your eyes on Jesus … Literally!
“How can we sense the tide that’s rising, desensitizing me…while living in the light of eternity….all eyes are on you Jesus, all eyes are on you.” ~Toby Mac