Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Focused Intensity

This week God has put the idea of "focused intensity" into my brain...It's something that is right on for me right now as I tend to be kind of comfortable in my daily routine...If I give myself enough time to think about all that I'm doing and why I'm doing it, I have to ask myself how God is involved in the equation...What am I doing on a day to day basis that is making an IMPACT for the kingdom of God? Taking care of my children and husband is HUGE-first and foremost!!! I wouldn't want to be "busy about my Father's business" and neglecting them, that's for sure! But how can I do both?
If God has a call on our lives, what is it that He requires of us? I believe more than anything He wants us to spend time with Him... To be close to Him, and love on Him and allow Him to love on us! It's out of that relationship that we will shine and have something to give others! When people are kind-it makes you feel so good BUT if there is no basis to back that up, then it's just for kindness sake....It's HIS kindness that leads us to REPENTANCE-which means that the kindness of Jesus Christ causes us to go deeper. We have to be focused and intent on telling others where our kindness comes from! One of my favorite songs is "The Only Thing That's Good In Me is Jesus"
What is it about a worship song that speaks to a person's heart? Is it the lyrics or the music? It is the Spirit behind that song-right?.....Some people call it the anointing. What does that mean? It means there is purpose behind the song-there was prayer involved and people that are sought out to be ministered to, and there is faith involved that lives will be changed by the power of the Holy Spirit through that song-Jesus Christ does the Supernatural work! All we can do is be an open vessel.
I remember many times seeing my Mom "give in" to alcohol or "SPIRITS" as some call it...People do it everyday-they surrender to that drink or drug in hopes that it will calm then down and relax them and change their mood. Why can't Christians surrender in that same way to Jesus Christ? I can picture her face as she poked the needle into her veins, and then all of a sudden there was relief....
Can we give God that same allegiance? Can we surrender like that to him and fall out in relief? Some of you need to do that! You need to give GOD all your inhibitions...You need to let go of the steering wheel and just SURRENDER to Him and let Him take the drivers seat! He has way more than just a high to offer you that you have to come down from-only to realize that the "trip" is over and pretty soon you'll need to do it again! Serving God is that PURE high that you're looking for that never has to end! It is having confidence in a friend that never changes-
Out of our love for Him, we owe it to Him to be focused and intentional with what we're doing EVERYDAY! A high or drunk person can not be focused-but a SAVED, REDEEMED, LOVED, & Forgiven Child of THE King can be focused!!!
What can you do today? How about memorize something from God's Word!!!
Psalm 119-9-11, "How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word. I seek you with ALL my heart. Do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you!"