Saturday, December 4, 2010

Weekend Worship—Declare Yourself!

No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be loyal to the one and despise the other… Matthew 6:24, NKJV

In today’s busy world, trying to stay on track seems to be an unattainable fantasy. We’re pulled from thing to thing—urgency and immediate need pushing away thoughts of priority.

The Bible warns us of trying to do too much at once—God calls it trying to serve two masters. Just try to follow the directions of two people at the exact same time. Stand between two people, letting them shout conflicting directions to you and try to follow them. Your feet will wobble as you turn this way and that. You will begin to go in one direction only to turn and stumble the other way. Your walk, if you make progress at all, will be slow and ineffective. This is what happens when you are torn between the way of the world and the way of Christ.

The world is constantly shouting conflicting directions—it always has and it always will—we can’t change that. But we can change whether we listen to it. It ‘s our responsibility to be so tuned in to the way of Christ that those directions fall upon deaf ears. We must turn completely to Jesus, following His directions without hesitation, standing tall and moving with grace and power. God has given us the freewill to choose the way in which we will go. When we call ourselves followers of Christ, we must choose God’s way.

To avoid a walk that is slow and ineffective, don’t wobble between the world and Christ. Live for God and God alone and life will be new every day.

What steps do you take to stay on track?
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1 comment:

  1. Awesome! All too often, I allow the world to drown out the voice of our Lord and I have to snap out of it and refocus. For the better part of this past year, I have gotten up very early in the morning, before anyone else is stirring. I am able to read the Bible, work on my book, blog, and research. I have learned more about the Lord and his divine presence in my life during these mornings than I had all of my years prior. When I don't get up and have this time, I feel unprepared for the day; I don't have on my "armour". Thank you Edie.