Keep Pushing Closer To Jesus

by - Sunday, July 12, 2015

Rejoice in the Lord always and I again I say rejoice [Philippians 4:4]

I hope this blog post finds you well, whatever you are going through God will always care. I have been meditating on the above scripture recently. I feel like I have tattooed it on my heart. We so easily forget to praise and worship our Jesus through what we feel are tough times. Our emotions get the best of us, we get frustrated and forget that it is all about our King and not ourselves.

I challenge you to praise God continuously through whatever challenges that may come. When they persecute you because of Jesus, praise Him! I have actually been in situations where people have shared their opinion about how they feel that the Bible is meaningless and I have allowed my emotions to feel low about it. I was feeling low because I know how much respect and love I have for the word of God, for someone to look down on it was a hard pill to swallow. I also was feeling for the individual because I want us all to make it to eternal life. The reality is that I must not let my emotions get the best of me and stay focused. Gosh, that is much harder as a woman I must say! But with God, all things are possible. Prayer works.

We cannot change the unbeliever's mind, but we can always love on them and be so quick to forgive them for what they say against the word. The beauty is, the Truth through His word will always reign whether people accept it or not. We MUST continue to play our part in our Christian walk and be ready to make disciples at all times and in all situations.

Thank God for fellowship. We will always have challenges but fellowship is such a beautiful thing. To be unified together in the body of Christ is a very edifying thing. We are bonded together with the love and hope of Jesus; as I have gotten deeper into my faith, I realise that we cannot share this special bond with anyone outside the faith but we can only plant the seed whichever way we can and pray for God to do his will. We were all made for a purpose.

Lately I have been praying for God to make me look more like him, so that when people look at me they see Him in my eyes. From the tip of my toes to the top of my head, I want people to know that I love Him. It is amazing how this is beginning to come true. People begin to see me as set apart and they see the peace of God in my actions. This can be challenging when you do not feel like being calm for one reason or the other; perhaps you are under pressure at work. But keep rejoicing Him through it all and do not give up. You will see how amazing He will move in your life.

The last thing I will share with you is that recently I was walking to catch a bus and was told that I look like a Christian. I think that has to be the best compliment ever. I was glad that I could start a conversation based on the God in me. He asked for my number but I told Him to follow Jesus instead. I have been praying to look more like Jesus and it is happening. Amen! Lord use me and anyone reading this. The way I have changed over the years is a miracle and to you Lord I give all the praise. I love you Jesus!

We will catch up soon beauties. May God be with you always.

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