““But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say?” Luke 6:46
I was walking through the New York City park where the Lord has blessed me with numerous ministry opportunities when all of a sudden I asked Him this.
“Lord, do you want me to do this?” I spoke to Him in my heart.
His answer was immediate.
My response was immediate.
Okay. Yes Lord. I submitted to Him.
Two miracles in a minute.
Miracle number one. I was right on the verge of doing something I wouldn’t have hesitated to do in the past – impulsively mind you – when I stopped and asked the Lord instead for His will.
Miracle number two. I didn’t argue, debate, question, resist, or rebel. I submitted to Him because He is Lord.
Friend, I am quite certain there is a message in this for you as there is for me as there is for all of us.
We are here on this earth to live for and to love and worship and serve God and to love others as ourselves, and this life of living for God we begin when we repent from our sins and believe in Christ as Lord who died for us on the cross and was raised from the dead.
When we are born again spiritually, forgiven, and promised everlasting life as we put our trust in Jesus and commit our lives to God and His ways, we begin the lifelong process of learning what it means to truly live for Jesus rather than for ourselves.
For someone like me, it is miraculous how the Lord has transformed me from an utterly broken hopeless purposeless totally self-centered Jewish-by-blood-turned-atheist to a woman on fire for Jesus who is learning day by day to SEEK GOD FOR HIS WILL with the DESIRE TO LOVE AND PLEASE AND WORSHIP AND SERVE GOD FOREVER.
May this be a reminder for you and me and anyone who reads this that in all things day by day we are to live for Jesus whereby we seek the Lord, wait on the Lord, hear the Lord, and obey the Lord for the glory of the Lord as He gives us the wisdom, discernment, strength, love, and power to love, honor, obey, and adore Him! AMEN!