Hello brothers and sisters, I am so happy the Lord has blessed you with another day of grace! Remember, no matter what the day may bring, the Lord is in control. He is the Almighty God of heaven and earth, He can manage whatever we have going on. He who began a good work in you will be faithful to finish it.
Matthew 6:34– Jesus –
Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
Yesterday I was blessed with the chance to have coffee with a friend. Which was enjoyable as always. Topics ranged from home life to world issues and how God has a hand in all things. I have learned that a few friends of good quality is more important than the number of friends that you have. I have been blessed with an abundance of wonderful people in my life but my close friends I can count on one hand and I honestly think this is the way it is supposed to be. I mean even Jesus had only twelve close followers. That is not to say He did not have others that He loved but He only traveled with the twelve and even one of them was a devil. But that is another post all together.
However, the lesson the Lord had for me came in a peculiar fashion, as is His way, at least with me. As I was making my way back home. I was struggling with the desire to due the speed limit. I was pondering in my mind whether or not to go five miles over the speed limit like everyone else does or if I should follow the law of the land and go the right speed… I know how horrible of me… anyways. as I wondered about this, my eyes caught the review mirror and saw that I had someone behind me. This led to the pondering of what the person behind me might think if I went the speed limit and ultimately they would end up going the speed limit as well.
Then I thought, why should I not set the pace? There was no one in front of me to push me forward but the direction of the Most High. If I choose to do the right thing and follow the speed limit, the person behind me was then faced with the choice for themselves. Do they follow me and do the correct speed or do they go around me at the first available moment? And if they did choose to go around me and speed down the road, did that mean I was going to follow them and go faster? No. My choice to follow the speed limit was not based on whether or not anyone else was doing it.
I thought about this for sometime as I drove and kept myself going at the correct speed. This was much like our christian walk. It is a daily, moment by moment choice to follow Jesus. We do what is expected of us because that is the least we can do after what He did for us, it is our reasonable service.
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
But do we follow Jesus because everyone else is or do we follow Him because we choose to? Just a thought I will leave you with for the remainder of your day. and until next I write I love you all very much and remember to look for a message from the Lord in peculiar places. He is speaking you just have to have ears to hear. And as always stay peculiar!
Wonderful example actually.. good job setting the pace. Rainbows and kittens sounds pretty adorable actually I wish. 🤪❤️ I’m so glad God loves us even though we are imperfect and constant disasters ❤️ lovely post full of relatable examples!
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Thank you so very much! I am glad it brightened your day.