Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. (Psalm 51:10 NIV)
I’m listening to “Fill Me Up” By Casey J this morning and she says “Lord I want your heart, Give me your heart so I can love how you love, so I can serve who you called me to serve” Let that sink in for a second!!!! People think because you changed your life around and start living for Christ that it’s an easy walk. They think because you said yes Lord I will obey, that you magically turn into this person that love everybody and want to serve in every single ministry. Tuhh guess again.
Let’s be real who want to love someone that constantly dog them out. That constantly talk behind their back. Just recently I had someone lie on me tough!!! Like almost caused issues in my marriage. I wanted to fight because im like how dare you try to mess my stuff up!! Luckily my husband and I are tight so it didn’t affect us. But I had to pray and beg God to help me because I wanted to be confrontational and I cant.
You think ministers want to get out their bed and go see the sick in the middle of the night. You think the prayer warriors want to pray every day for your situation when they are probably going through something more crazy than you. Do you think the dance ministries want to get up and minister every month when they are empty and need ministering to themselves. Or think the street team want to go out and serve the poor when their home life may be jacked up. The answer is no not all the time!!
But they realize that it’s not about them. It’s not about their wants and what make them feel good because feelings constantly change. According to Jeremiah 7:23 God said “obey me, I will be your God and you will be my people. Walk in obedience to all I command you, that it may go well with you”. Main point being go well with you!!! Yeah I could have popped off and acted a fool on the person that lied on me but who would suffer from my ignorance. My kids? My kids, kids? Who knows!!
At this tea I attended this weekend my friend Kyona stated God wants your obedience over sacrifice. Which mean by obeying God your kids will be blessed, the death angel may skip your house or your family house. When they make cuts at your job, your office is skipped. Your spouse may receive a job he/she don’t qualify for. You will have income to provide for your family and food in the fridge when you open it.
SO yeah it may cause you to have to shut up when you feel like talking or go somewhere you really don’t feel like going, love someone that you know can’t stand you. But God called you for a reason so know you have the tools needed to do the job!! I’m not saying any of this to discourage you. But to show you that by following Christ you are not only able to bless your household but the people around you as well!! 💓