Saturday, 20 August 2016

Finish well!

Why are we here ? What is it all about? My life hasn't been anything like I thought it would be! I had so many dreams as a teenager, the world was my oyster, so much fun, laughter on the surface, but even then lots of pain. I tried so hard to do life the way that I thought people did life, study, marriage, babies. Things went wrong outside my control, what is this? Am I not the authority over my destiny??

Then I invited Jesus into my heart, no more problems now! Isn't that what happens? Help this is not what I expected, isn't God in control? What is this I have inner issues and refusing to be led by His inner voice, No, No! Put a sticking plaster over it so I can keep on 'doing' in the Kingdom of God after all I am doing it all 'for God'. Busy, busy!

But now my three score years and ten have flashed past and I have lived as if I have another fifty coming. I am so thankful for all God my Father has given me especially 50 years with one amazing man who has kept me drawing closer to Him and four fabulous children who have trained me daily to know Jesus is all I need. And one precious son who has gone before to the throne room.

It is good to look back but wow, what a future to look forward to. No point in regrets about not trusting, obeying, loving God more and all the rest the inner voice accuses us of! God knows all about it anyway and He washed us clean, but we have to apply that to our heart otherwise we live the time we have left in the misery of condemnation.

1 Corinthians 6:17 says that when we were joined to the Lord we became one spirit with Him. He came into union with us so that He can talk to us heart to heart. God wants us in this harmony with Him so that His thoughts can become our actions. 

He wants us to walk so closely with Him that we never lack power to overcome the evil of this world. He wants us to be so in tune with His Spirit that we are able to feel His heart of compassion toward those around us who are hurting or bowed down with sickness and pain of all kinds. He wants to be one with us, so He can reach out through our hands and fulfill His purposes in the earth.

So let us make a fresh commitment to walk in union with our God. Give our attention to His Spirit in our inner man. Determine to yield to His voice and make every day count for eternity. Draw closer to Him, hear His voice daily and GO! It is so exciting, every person He puts across our path today needs to hear from their and our Father. The best is still to come.