Oh my goodness, I can't wait to see what the Lord has in store for this day! He continues to just amaze me each and every day, it's so hard to have a bad day knowing HE is in control =)! Well I was reading the word this morning and wanted to share what God gave me! It's in the message, Matthew 10:34..and it states: "Don't think I've come to make life cozy. I've come to cut-make a sharp knife-cut between son and father, daughter and mother, bride and mother-in-law-cut through these cozy domestic arrangements and free you for God. Well-meaning family members can be your worst enemies. If you prefer father or mother over me, you don't deserve me. If you prefer son or daughter over me, you don't deserve me. If you don't go all the way with me, through thick and thin, you don't deserve me. If your first concern is to look after yourself, you'll NEVER find yourself. But if you forget about yourself and look to me, you'll find both yourself and me. We are intimately linked in this harvest work. Anyone who accepts what you do accepts me, the One who sent you..This is a large work I've called you onto, but don't be overwhelmed by it. It's best to start small!"
Can I first say that I just LOVE the book of Matthew! It is sooo good! Basically Jesus is saying that He is going to push you, things aren't always going to be easy..sometimes following Him means turning away from friends or even family members, but He will be there to deliver you! And "you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you!!!" He's saying put yourself aside, your flesh aside, and look to me-only then will you find yourself! It's definitely easier said than done..but when you finally lay it all down and focus on Him, that's when you discover who you really are! And you see all that you were made to be, the gifts God has put inside of you..I've discovered more things about myself in the past few months of walking with the Lord than I've ever known! And he slowly reveals to you why He gave you each talent or gift, but it's all in His timing! So just be patient..and seek Him in everything that happens throughout life, because He has a purpose for everything =)
LOVE LOVE LOVE,