I began this blog theme two weeks ago.
In the first blog I centered on depression, getting help, and my own experience and what I grounded myself on in the beginning of a long journey of single mothering. In the second I recognized the families that have had a family member commit suicide.
If you missed that scroll down to find them, or click here
I am a big believer in following your dreams, finding your passion, and listening to your heart.
But when I say that, I always hesitate. Because in today's world, these thoughts conjure up a life of living by the whims of selfish desires and basically checking out of any responsibility, or commitment.
So let me be very clear.
The dangers of following our heart without checking with our purpose is very real. We can get knocked down and get disoriented. We can lose our way. There is a wandering that is a good journey. There is a wandering that leads us to destruction.
The difference is in the purpose.
God has given each of us a purpose on this earth. Discovering our purpose is a life long journey that begins with seeking God. Without that as our first desire, we cannot build on anything that is solid. When God is out of the picture everything else is sinking sand. Life shifts through our hands, our selfish desires cause us to stumble and struggle, and we find ourselves face down in the dirt more often than singing a song of joy. I know, I have walked that road in my past.
So, how do we build on a firm foundation? Jesus made it really simple. He comes right out in Matthew and tells us what we need to do to find stability in our lives.
Jesus TOLD us what is the most important thing to build our lives around.
He TOLD us how to find security.
He TOLD us how to find our purpose.
He TOLD us how to live successful and fulfilling lives.
It really isn't rocket science folks!
WHY do we try to make it so hard?
Don't you think it would be a good idea to listen to Jesus when he clearly gives us step #1 and step #2?
Everything else follows these.
When Jesus was asked by the Pharisees what was the most important commandment, he did not hem and haw. He did not ponder. He did not give a multiple choice answer. He was clear and concise. He was blunt and honest with his answer. And Jesus always speaks the truth.
If it was true then it is true now. Truth doesn't change in place or time. In other words if something is true in North America it is true in Australia. If something was true in Jesus' time, it is true now.
Step #1 and Step #2
"Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?"
Jesus replied, " 'You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment.
A second is equally important: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'
The entire law and all he demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments."
Do you say you love God?
Stop talking about it and do it. Read the bible. That is a conversation with God.
Once we begin to do these listed in the first and second most important commandments, all other things will fall into place.
If these precepts are not put in proper position in our lives, things start getting shaky.
If I love someone or something, I figure out how to get to know that person, or that activity better.
How often do we say we love God, but we never spend any time getting to know Him better? Fail to get into the word? Remove ourselves from the body of Christ? Sequester ourselves into our own desires and goals without giving a thought as to whether they are glorifying to God?
If you love God, than seek Him in His word. He isn't hiding.
He is easily found, if you earnestly and humbly seek Him in His word.
"For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works
which God prepared in advance for us to do."
Looking outside ourselves. How can I do something good for someone else? This is such a wonderful grounding and fulfilling life step.
We have a tendency to get selfish and petty when we only seek our own heart desires. Granted he isn't finished with us yet. But I have to be careful and not get too comfortable with where I am in my Spiritual growth. I want to always be reaching to find a better and more wonderful way to glorify Him.
If our lives are seeking ways to help others we are on the right track.
Build your life on truths that will not change.
Here are a few things that will never change. Things that you can build your life on. Things that when everything else is falling apart you can repeat over and over to yourself and hold onto.
Sometimes we get all wrapped up in all of these ideas on how to find our purpose, how to live our lives. Jesus has told us to come to him like children. He has really made things simple.
If you want to know what God thinks is the most important thing we can do in life, just read the bible.
He wrote it to me. He wrote it to you!
He loves us.
It is so much fun to watch how He comes in and strongly supports us when we are seeking Him, when our hearts are open and willing to grow, when we are communicating with Him.
Oh how I want that for you, for me, for us!
Thank you for being here
Think about these wonderful truths this week.
See you here next week at some time on Monday. Love having you here.
Because He is the I AM, i am
robyn rochelle cox
Robyn & Biff
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