LSOF: Spring Cleaning
I have to first mention that the title of this devotional is something so far from me lol.
I absolutely can’t stand to clean, I do it, but it just feels like a waste of my creative time lol.
Anyways, so I vaccuumed today. My family got one of them new kinds, the ones with the red and green lights, red meaning dirt present, green meaning, clean.
So I tried it, and I passed up going to the YMCA today, and boy my body would never know it!
My right arm hurts so bad right now, BUT the room is clean!
Of course it got me thinking. Cleaning up when it comes to our faith.
Faith isn’t about just getting up on a Sunday morning and going to church, it isn’t about talking to someone hurting, or helping someone do something.
It is real, it is almost another entity living within us, faith is believing in who God is and what He has to say, but faith is also living it by life application.
We are going to have the red light on forever, if we allow ourselves to compromise and never really get into the depths of what it really is to follow Jesus.
We can’t half it; take pieces of what we think faith should be about.
If we believe in God, we have to believe that suffering is apart of life, and that Everything we do is to bring God glory and not ourselves, and He will reward us in the end.
Faith isn’t just this medicine we use when we feel like we need it, we have to walk along side of it, we have to carry it close to our heart daily.
The truth is that we don’t know when we are gonna fall, but if we aren’t careful we could really plummet far down, until we lose all sense of self.
I have to mention something pressing on my heart right now. And I suggest you pay attention;
Our leaders, you need to know, are not perfect.
You might sit there and say, ” yea, I know that.”
But let me tell you, you really have to believe that, or you will never learn what God has to say through them; when the time comes that they need to learn from you.
The foundation has to be set, you have to be at the lowest point, for God to pick the pieces up again.
I have a friend, who I have looked up to for years now, and recently had found out she had fallen, she had missed the mark somewhere in her life.
Its the same person that would help keep me in line through many things, and situations.
A person I never thought could fall.
Believe it or not my friends, there are people in our lives that are NOT invincible to sin.
Everyone falls short of God’s glory as it says in Ephesians I think.
Yet, we can still be forgiven, thanks to Jesus.
I told my friend things I remember her telling me, and I saw the chaos in her eyes, and I knew then that something had happened in her, and words were not what were going to get her through. But staying by her side for awhile helped let her know I was there.
She needed God. She needed to know He loved her.
The best word I can give dear people, is to just latch on to God, read, or at least read enough to meditate on the words He has to say. And listen to them.
I was lying in bed one night watching a movie I think, and someone that helped me sin in the past had showed up on my door step, my mom came in and told me they wanted to see me.
I felt something strong, a warning from the Holy Spirit, ” Don’t go there.”
I told my mom that if I don’t let trouble start, it can’t.
And maybe that is what we need to remember most, in the process of God cleaning up our mess, our sins, don’t keep constantly doing more.
If you know its wrong, keep it in check with the Holy Spirit, there is something wiser living in us, then around us.
38For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[a] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.