Am I “following the Lord?”
When I stand in absolute silence in the presence of the Lord I see, hear and feel the people, things and actions I would rather do than worship and follow Jesus and I prove it everyday it seems.
My heart is burdened for my strength does not come from Him, it comes from myself. What hurts me most is I can see where I thought I was doing really well, but I know that His grace was there holding me, keeping me and blessing me even though I was unaware and unthankful.
With all the different ‘gods’ that surround our lives today, it’s no wonder that we are starting to relate more and more to the culture from which the apostles lead the early Church.
One thing is still missing from our first world nations – persecution. That would straighten things up right away. There would be no messing with this question – die following Jesus or do not follow Him.
There is another point missing – we are forgetting that He is coming again, to take us to be with Him. He is taking those who follow Him and He will utterly destroy those who have made the decision not too – that means either by word or by deed. He will not come as a babe, but as a King. He will not be a lamb set for sacrifice, He will be a lion set to rule.
Each day I will ask myself – am I following the Lord? I will answer to the affirmative and will ensure my life decisions and actions indicate that to myself in all I do and say.