TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD
If you look inside yourself you will see that there are some good things that need to go in order to do the “best” things. Choose what is better and sit at Jesus’ feet like Mary, the sister of Lazarus, soaking in His presence. When you do, you will know those things that are just “good” and those things that are “best” for His Kingdom!
Let’s talk about things worth fighting for. While there are plenty of good things in this life, not everything is of God. People confuse the two and Satan loves that. If he can keep you busy doing good things, you lose focus of what God wants you to do for the Kingdom.
That is, fight for knowing Him better and finding His perfect purpose for your life.
Is it good to help with the PTA at your child’s school or coach their soccer team? Yes, but if God’s not in it, limit your time there. Is it good to put in extra hours at the office, work out, hang out with friends, keep an immaculate house, cook gourmet meals or watch hours of Fox News then debate issues on Facebook and Twitter? Yes, but unless it’s helping you with your walk, it’s not the BEST.
Here’s what’s real, a lot of the things many churches do are good, but they have little to do with God, so why are we doing them?
Mary, sister of Lazarus, knew what was best. She was sitting at Jesus’ feet listening to Him teach while her sister, Mary, got caught up in cleaning, cooking and setting up for the meal. While Martha was pouring drinks, Mary was drinking the King of Kings in.
“She (Martha) came to him and asked, ‘Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!’
‘Martha, Martha,’ the Lord answered, ‘you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.’”
I love Mary. She’s a greatness ninja!
Anyone who hangs out with Jesus, no matter what kind of history they have, begins to contemplate their own untapped ninja-ness. After a while in His presence, you become willing to fight for it just like Mary and the disciples did. The Bible says there was much “strife among them” arguing over who was His favorite. They all wanted to sit at His right hand side in Heaven.
I’m sure Mary will be there. What about you? Are you Jesus’ favorite? Know this — you are!
A sure-fire way to grieve God and bring His wrath down upon you, is to refuse to be held responsible for what and how you think. It just doesn’t fly.
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO THANK JESUS THAT NO ONE IS LIKE YOU — NO ONE!
BE BOLD AND REACH FOR THE GREATNESS HE IS CALLING YOU TOWARD.
FIGHT FOR IT! GIVE IT YOUR TIME AND ATTENTION BY LETTING GO OF “GOOD THINGS” AND GRABBING HOLD OF GOD THINGS.
From my book: LIVING LIFE / FORWARD