TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
Often, what we want isn’t necessarily what we need. There are seasons when we experience lack, and seasons of abundance, times to sow, and times to reap. In all of these give praise and honor the Lord. Live large through the Holy Spirit.
I love to love things. I try not to be over compulsive, but if I love something, I really love it. It becomes a loyalty issue.
Loyalty is big with me. I love allegiance, commitment, sold-out devotion and covenant. These qualities in people really get my attention.
I love the church, and when I say “church,” I mean the body of Christ – the people who faithfully love and serve Him and others. However, I hate me some religious folks – the junk they tend to operate in and pass along to others. I believe Jesus is totally anti-religion. He was 2,000 years ago and being the same yesterday, today and forever, He still is today.
Religious people like to show off their degree, spout off about their “calling,” talents, accomplishments and qualifications. I really don’t think Jesus gives a rip about those things.
What does He care about? Faithfulness and loyalty. He cares about covenant.
You see, Jesus qualifies those who are selflessly devoted. Servants who don’t fall out or lose focus. You can count on them and their heart for the Lord and His work.
On the other hand, I think He also gets tired of our excuses for dropping the ball or running off the reservation.
God loves to use people who are committed – even messed up people like you and me. Do you want God to use you for great things in the Kingdom? Your loyalty, love and willingness to go after His heart by serving qualify you for the job, so get going!
Like a bird that wanders from its nest is a man who wanders from his place. – Proverbs 27
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO CHECK YOUR LEVEL OF COMMITMENT. DON’T LIKE WHAT YOU SEE? CHANGE IT, COMMIT TO BEING COMMITTED!
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