Lessons from Sunday school the few past couple of weeks keeps jumping through my mind. Over and over and over….the words and lessons speaking to my heart mind and soul. Words that are hard to hear but must be absorbed. Things that need to be heard again. And again. And again….. Reminders to push and direct me. To keep me going forward on the narrow path and not sliding backwards downhill in spiritual cruise control as so well said by our pastor during the sermon this past weekend!
—> ARE YOU TRUSTING THE LORD THE WAY HE CALLS US TO??? I’m not, I am guilty of anxiety and worry….
—> WHEN YOU WAKE IN THE MORNING WHAT IS YOUR FIRST THOUGHT? Is it focused on the Lord?… mine isn’t its normal grumbling about being tired and not wanting to get up and start another busy day
‘Stay dressed for action and keep your lamps burning’ Luke 12:35. ‘And he said to them “take care and be in your guard against all covetousness for ones life does not consist of the abundance of his possessions’. Luke 12:15
I need to remain in prayer and study of God’s word to be able to beware and prepared for the trials of this world. The days/weeks I am more obedient with this there is a noticeable difference. There are so many idols in our lives that it is easy to slip into not making this a habit and a priority in my routine.
Have no fear!
“”I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that have nothing more that they can do. But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him!” Luke 12:4-5
To truly trust the Lord and live fearlessly in Him, I need to be with Him, I cannot do this if I am not studying His word, meditating and learning His word and alive in my prayer life with Him.
Do not worry, do not be anxious!
“And he said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest?” Luke 12:22-26
Who am I to question God and His plan with my worry and anxious heart??? But yet I do. This is truly my greatest struggle and something I am actively working towards. In the heat of the moment when fear hits the ceiling and physically overpowered by anxiety is when it is most challenging, again I need to continue to improve in my bible study and prayers to move closer to the Lord and farther from living with constant anxiety.
“”Stay dressed for action and keep your lamps burning, and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the wedding feast, so that they may open the door to him at once when he comes and knocks. You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”” Luke 12:35-36, 40
I need to be ready with God’s words constantly in my mind and heart. I need to be on constant and frequent fellowship with Christ to stay ready, if His word is in my heart and mind then that is what will come out. If sinful and evil is allowed to be entertained in my mind and heart then that is what will come out. We must stay in God’s word and know it so intimately that we can distinguish false teaching. Application of scripture in life may change but the truth of it will remain the same.
Christ must come first!
“”And I tell you, everyone who acknowledges me before men, the Son of Man also will acknowledge before the angels of God, but the one who denies me before men will be denied before the angels of God. And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but the one who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.” Luke 12:8-10
I need to rest in the Holy Spirit, putting Christ above all else, first in and above all things in this world and the Holy spirit will be there leading me, convicting me when needed, and preparing me for His return one day.
I am so very thankful for God’s truth, for God’s mercy and grace upon me and my life. I am so thankful to be in this Sunday school class where I am being challenged, spiritually fed and convicted. I am so thankful for my salvation in Christ. My heart is so happy to be moving forward in my walk, learning and growing along side sisters and brothers in Christ. I am so VERY THANKFUL for HEAVY DUTY STUFF to be laid on my mind and heart on Sunday mornings ❤