TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
Do not confuse yourself with My angels. They are My servants. You are My beloved child and My friend. While service to others is important, My highest desire is for you to experience My presence through giving My love to others as you serve. Come up higher, friend.
FRIEND OF GOD?
There’s a big difference between being servants and friends. That’s the difference between Martha and Mary. Martha was okay with being the servant of God, but Mary upgraded to being the friend of God.
If you’re not careful, your focus on task and achievement will interfere with the secret place. That was Martha’s problem. It’s easy to be a Martha and get lost in getting things done, even in serving, and forget to love on the people you’re serving.
There’s been a horrible thing people have done throughout the centuries with servants and slaves. Slavers almost always molest their slaves. Well, God doesn’t do that to His servants. God is not intimate with His servants and the Bible even says so.
“No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.” – John 15:15
Yes, we’re servants of the Lord, but we don’t serve Him from a lowly place. We serve Him as kings and priests. Jesus is the greatest servant of all and He owns everything. Not only does Jesus own everything, He shares His inheritance with us. You and I as believers are joint heirs with Jesus.
When Martha was serving the Lord at her house, she was not His slave. She cooked and cleaned out of love. Her sister, Mary, may not have been cooking and cleaning, but she served the Lord in a different, more intimate way. She spent time with Him. She sat at His feet. She listened to His words and talked with Him.
That, my friends, is upgrade. She chose to do more than wait on the Lord’s physical needs, which is great, don’t get me wrong. It’s going after His heart that matters. That’s what Mary did. So, are you a Mary or a Martha? Do you find yourself doing or do you want to closely experience the presence of the Lord?
Today, I double-dog dare you to go after the heart of the King. Serve someone and love on them while you do it. When you do, the Word says you’re doing it as unto Jesus Himself. That’s friendship!
FROM MY SERMON SERIES PRAY FOR RAIN – INTIMACY