There are two big prayers that I have prayed that changed my life, and I guess most of us who have committed to follow Jesus. First big prayer was to accept Him my as Lord and Savior, second was to surrender so He would use me. In both of them there was excitement for surrender. I don’t remember I was even having a bad day or a good day, I just remember how much I wanted this.
When hearing the gospel I was amazed. Jesus died for me and I did not deserve it. But knowing His sacrifice made want to surrender to Him, surrender everything.
God has a plan and He wants me in it. Who me? The Creator of the universe? There was a feeling of gratefulness and excitement that led me to say: here I am God, use me! I didn’t care about anything else. Praying this prayer I knew it was going to be hard, but following the gratefulness that Jesus died for our sins it felt so worth it. I felt pumped up and full on board, without holding back and an inticipation for this to take part. Feeling to do a 2 dime sacrifice.
Do you remember that prayer? Do you remember the excitement?
Reality is that now we are living it and feel at times tired, defeated, or just sustained, maybe praying for a break or rest, or even just giving our 2 dimes because we know that’s how we need to continue and be faithful, giving everything with a weary hand. How about when we gave the 2 dimes with excitement?
Sometimes we feel we don’t have the same fire…. Looking back though the fire was created from the power of the gospel.
The gospel hasn’t changed and its power won’t change according to any situation or feeling. Let’s not feel that hearing it, it becomes familiar. And even when we share it let’s strive to be amazed as the first time we heard it.
What is your next prayer? Look to the Cross and be filled with the power of the gospel, willingly and greatfuly surrender to life of sacrifice!
God loves you so much. Take time to listen to Him.
Who do you listen to? Is it your own voice? The voice of others? Or the voice of God?
Well, the one who created you knows exactly what you need and He is God who has who has power and authority. So listening to Him has a guarantee.
God is not distant… If you can’t hear Him maybe examine if you are distant, or you are not taking the time to listen, or you are listening to other voices.
If there is confusion, take note it’s not from God (For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace
1 Corinthians 14:33 KJV) and His sheep ought to know His voice (My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
John 10:27 KJV). Jesus is the good Shepard He knows exactly how to lead you, and won’t let you be lost if you follow Him. And listening to God is not only when you ask questions and want answers, but something we should do daily for any matter. He communicates with us constantly. Set your ear to Him, in bad and in good days, in slow and busy days, in dry and in fruitful days. He always has something to say about Him, you and others. Listen!
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful, For they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Matthew 5:3-11 NKJV