"ME AND YOU", THAT IS WHAT I HEARD FROM GOD MONTHS AGO. HE KEPT SAYING, OVER AND OVER, “ME AND YOU". I FINALLY GOT IT AND OBEYED HIM. I WAS TOO BUSY FOCUSING ON ME. ME AND MY HUSBAND, ME AND THE KIDS, ME AND MY TO DO LISTS, ME AND MY FRIENDS, ME AND ALL MY OBLIGATIONS I HAD TO FILL, ME AND THE SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD, ME AND WHATEVER ELSE THIS WORLD HAD TO OFFER, INSTEAD OF ME AND HIM!!
I LEARNED REAL QUICK WHEN YOU TAKE HIM OUT OF THE EQUATION IT GETS ROCKY REAL FAST. LET'S BE HONEST ME AND WHATEVER ARE NO GOOD WITHOUT HIM FIRST!! HE WAS CALLING ME TO SLOW DOWN. TO SIT DOWN. TO OPEN UP HIS WORD AND FOCUS ON ME AND HIM INSTEAD OF ME AND WHATEVER ELSE I HAD GOING ON. HE REVEALED TO ME SO MUCH, BUT HE WAS PREPARING ME FOR WHAT WAS TO COME. I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WAS ABOUT TO HAPPEN IN MY LIFE, WHAT STORMS WERE ABOUT TO HIT, WHAT DOORS WERE ABOUT TO BE OPENED, HOW I WAS GOING TO DEAL WITH THEM ALL; BUT HE DID. I THANK HIM FOR PREPARING ME FOR THOSE OPPORTUNITIES, THOSE STORMS, BUT I ALSO ASKED FOR FORGIVENESS FOR BEING SO BUSY AND NOT FOCUSING ON ME AND HIM BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE. I THANKED HIM FOR SHOWING ME WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO PUT HIM AFTER ANYTHING OR ANYONE IN MY LIFE. HE SHOWED ME WHAT LIFE WAS LIKE WITH HIM NUMBER ONE AND WHAT LIFE WAS LIKE WHEN I LET HIM SLIP TO NUMBER 2, 3, OR EVEN FURTHER DOWN.
YOU SEE WHEN YOU PUT HIM FIRST AND FOCUS ON HIM IT TAKES THE FOCUS OFF THE STORMS YOU ARE GOING THRU, THE SCARY NEW OPENED DOORS, THE MOUNTAINS YOU ARE SLOWING CLIMBING, OR THE PIT THAT SEEMS SO DEEP YOU WILL NEVER GET OUT AND IT PUTS THE FOCUS ON HIM!! THE ALMIGHTY ONE THAT CALMS THE STORMS, CARRIES YOU WHEN YOU CANNOT CRAWL MUCH LESS WALK UP THOSE MOUNTAINS, HOLDS YOUR HAND AS YOU WALK THROUGH THE NEW DOORS, AND THE ONE WHO CAN NOT PULL, BUT JERK YOU OUT OF THE PIT YOU HAVE FALLEN IN. IT PUTS THE FOCUS ON HIS WORD, HIS TRUTH, HIS PROMISES AND ALLOWS US TO CALL ON HIS NAME AND KNOW WITHOUT A DOUBT HE IS WITH US WHEREVER WE ARE. IN THE VALLEY, WALKING THRU THE NEW DOOR, OR ON THE MOUNTAIN TOP HE IS WITH US!! HE IS OUR ROCK!
“Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say? I will show you what he is like who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice. He is like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built.”- Luke 6:45-48
SOMETIMES WE AS CHRISTIANS CAN GET SO BUSY DOING AND EVEN DOING FOR HIM BY SERVING OTHERS, BUT WE FORGET TO SIT AT HIS FEET AND BE FILLED WITH HIS WORDS. WHEN WE DO THIS WE ARE NOT FILLED WITH HIS TRUTHS AND HIS PROMISES; LEAVING US UNPREPARED FOR THE NEW OPPORTUNITIES OR THE BATTLES TO COME. JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN AND LOVE THE LORD DOESN'T MEAN YOU ARE EXEMPT FROM THE STORMS OR BATTLES OF LIFE, BELIEVE ME THEY WILL COME. IT DOES HOWEVER, MEAN YOU HAVE SOMEONE TO CARRY YOU THROUGH THOSE STORMS AND FIGHT THOSE BATTLES FOR YOU.
“Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. “- Isaiah 41:10
“I am God, and there is none like me…My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please…What I have said, that will I bring about; what I have planned, that will I do.” – Isaiah 46:9-11
I LOVE TO SERVE OTHERS IN THE NAME OF JESUS. IT MAKES MY HEART FULL AND I LOVE TO WATCH HIM WORK THROUGH HIS PEOPLE, BUT IT IS JUST AS IMPORTANT TO SIT AND TO BE FILLED WITH HIS WORDS BEFORE WE GO OUT AND BE DOER'S OF HIS WORDS. HIS WORDS TEACH US, CONVICT US, MOLD US, WE MUST ALLOW THEM TO PENETRATE OUR HEARTS. AS WE DO THIS WE CAN’T HELP BUT TO GO OUT AND BE DOER’S OF HIS WORD AS WE ALLOW HIM TO WORK THROUGH US. WE CANNOT DO ANYTHING WITHOUT HIM. HE WORKS THROUGH US AS WE OBEY HIS WORDS AND ALLOW HIM TO USE US FOR HIS HONOR AND HIS GLORY!
“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who loos at his face in the mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it-he will be blessed in what he does.”- James 1:22-25
“Jesus gave them this answer: “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he see his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does. –John 5:19
“It is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.”- Philippians 2:13
I pray we all take the time to sit at His feet, learn from His words, filled with His truth, filled with His promises, and go out and be doer’s of His word. God is good and He longs for an intimate relationship with you. May you long for the same, keep Him number ONE, and HE will take care of the rest!!