Lack of courage stops us doing so many things in our Christian lives. There are people we should reach out to but don’t, because we are scared. Scared of them and that they might murder us or our children.!!
We have no idea of the power of the person who dwells within us. The gracious Spirit of God. His power is beyond our ability to understand. We don’t walk with Him on a daily basis and so we don’t really know Him. We think He keeps us in our small little lives that hardly reflect anything of God or His love or power.
We can’t see Him. We wouldn’t dream of reaching out as it would be too inconvenient and embarrassing for us. The Spirit might take over and then where would we be..?
When God starts to awaken His people, they begin to realise some home truths about themselves and the Mighty God. Our hearts start to “burn within us” as we realise more and more who He is and what He calls us to do.
We can shut down and fall away, or we can acquiesce and give all to God. Every part of us must be given over, and as we read the Scriptures that teach us the living way, we recognise the path of salvation and how to be close with God. Self becomes less and Christ takes over. Nothing is more important than His will and to walk closely with Him. His love will fill us. His wisdom will give insight into the situation of life.
“I am a foreigner to my own family, a stranger to my own mother’s children; for zeal for your house consumes me, and the insults of those who insult you fall on me.” Psalm 68:8-9
If Christ is consumed by God, so should we be. It is the only way for the Christian. A mediocre and politely moderate lifestyle is not the way of Christ. Lives that belong to Jesus will burn for Him, we will feel it and know it. We cannot have too much zeal. We cannot love God too much. People might say different. They will say you are obsessed.
Obsessed with Jesus and reaching out as He did- what a great place to be. Read Psalm 69 in full to understand what Jesus faced as He walked this world.
Lord, let our lives burn for you and may zeal for your person give us motivation to serve and sacrifice….