There the angel of the LORD appeared to him in a blazing fire from the middle of a bush. Moses stared in amazement. Though the bush was engulfed in flames, it didn’t burn up.
Alright! Time for some reality! Are you really doing what you are called to do? Are you really satisfied with your life? Perhaps you feel as though you are just going through the motions…church on Sunday mornings, Bible study on Wednesday and then it’s just work and a series of life events smooshed in the middle. Does your life have a purpose? Does your life represent that fact that Jesus resides in your heart? Are you winning souls for Jesus are making disciples of others? Do we as a body look like the city on the hill like we are suppose to be?
As I have been present again at revival meetings, I can feel God tugging on my heart strings even harder than before. I will be getting my website up soon and moving ahead with what God is asking me to do. I am surrendered and ready to move wherever He says to go and to do what ever He says to do. I am at a point in my life where I know who I am in Christ. I know that I know that I know God is wanting to use me to do great things for His glory or I would not have two books at the publishers waiting for funding with thoughts of a third book floating around in my head.
Just like God pursues us, we must seek Him out. We need to search our hearts and see how far we are willing to go for God. Our time is short here on this earth, the Bible makes that very clear that we are but a vapor. Why do we spend so much time on the what ifs and not enough time on the how can we’s? What defines a person, their accomplishments or values? Are we judged by how many things we accumulated in life or by how many people we shared Jesus with? I feel we all need to spend some time seeking just what our purpose is. I feel I am on the verge of something very big with God and I feel more secure than ever in my relationship with Him.
I know that I am suppose to be a Christian writer and my ministry is for the broken hearted and hopeless. Will I be perfect at it? NOPE Will I make mistakes along the way? YES But I know that I know that I know, God will not lead me astray and there will be doors open and opportunities for me. I pray that anyone reading this will begin to feel the tug on their heart to seek God and to ask Him what their purpose here on earth really is. I pray that the road before you is golden and you will see clearly what God has in store for you. Be the Light others need to see to be lead out of darkness. Choose to become an overcomer and press into the things of God.
The Message (MSG)
20-21“Look at me. I stand at the door. I knock. If you hear me call and open the door, I’ll come right in and sit down to supper with you. Conquerors will sit alongside me at the head table, just as I, having conquered, took the place of honor at the side of my Father. That’s my gift to the conquerors!
22“Are your ears awake? Listen. Listen to the Wind Words, the Spirit blowing through the churches.”
Are you aware of how close Jesus really is? Do you know that a mere “door” separates you and Him? Have you not heard Him knocking? Are you afraid to let Him in? What is hindering you from having a relationship with the One who died for you to save you from sin? Is is shame? Is is fear? Is is the feeling of being unworthy? Maybe it’s self-esteem or is it pride? Perhaps it is simply wrong-minded thinking and we just need to ask God “erase” all the wrong equations in our lives. Is the simple solution to our questions just hidden by layers of wrong teachings and misunderstanding?
As we read the above scripture tonight at Bible Study, I never read the part about conquerors before like I did tonight. I had read the part about Jesus knocking at the door and about ears being open, but some how I must have missed the part about being an overcomer and conqueror. Hmmm wonder how that happens? We are all called to be overcomers, yet few choose to actually do just that. We get comfortable where we are and never get the thirst for the heavy-duty things of God. What stops us? Does it get to hard? Is the pain of the past stabbing us so we can not move forward with the things of God?
Partly for me was not believing God enough to provide for me. I know that writing is what I was designed to do, yet I was too “scared” to step out in faith and actually show the world how God works in my life. I would write journals and share a thing or two with others but to write a blog and actually SHARE! God had to show me that I was helping Him make a difference and the more He did the more I let Him in and the more revelation He shared. This brings me back to the door. How many of us have put locks or bolts on that door? Are we so afraid of the things God is going to change in us we want to keep Him on the other side of the door? Goes back to the are you JUST saved aspect of Christianity. God has so many awesome things planned for our lives, why would we want to miss out?
Fear. Fear of the unknown. Fear of rejection. Fear of not fitting it. When we are scared we want to put ourselves in a safe place and just hope the world goes away. How are we going to conquer anything that way? I want that special seat in Heaven with Jesus at the head table. God wants His children to have all that He has destined for them. He wants us to run the race and along the way grow stronger in the things of Him. If we just accept our saving grace and then sit back and live life, what have we conquered? We should press into the things God has for us and seek His will in our lives. We are called to be doers of the word not just readers.
I urge us all to start removing the locks and bolts from our Jesus doors and begin to let Him in. Let Him teach us right thinking, letting go of that which hinders us and make room for His love to fill us with love. We cannot receive the things we have from Him when we are close minded or refuse to yield to Him. Open your eyes to see Him standing at the door and knocking. Now open the door and receive Him. Look into His eyes and feel peace, love and joy wash over you. Let Him do a mighty work in your life so the Father can be glorified. Be the overcomer you were called to become. See yourself as the Father does, seated at the head table with His Only Begotten Son!