Drifting From Disciplines? (2)
Are you staying connected with the creator of the universe? How can you be filled with peace and joy and courage and strength without daily hearing the master's voice? When I forget or misplace my iphone, I get very frustrated that I have become disconnected from my work and the world. What's worst is to be disconnected from the one who designed and made you.
The Lord wants each of us to know how much He desires and longs to whisper His thoughts and words into our hearts and minds. While Jesus was on earth, each day he would pull away from the crowd to spend time with the Father. He knew His Father had plans and encouragement for the days journey.
How was it that He knew that He was to lead His disciples across the Sea of Galilee? Was it to show His disciples that He was greater than the waves and the winds? Was it to show them there was a man on the other side that needed deliverance? (Luke 8:22-33)
How was it that He should go through Samaria? Was it to change a woman's life at the well? One that no other would talk to, but Jesus says; "I have water that you will never thirst again." (John 4:4-14)
Most of Christ miracles were interruptions. But were they really or was He prepared to flow with what the Father had already prepared for the day. So many times we get bent out of shape when things are going as we had planned.
Could it be that if we would submit each day into His hands and plans that we wouldn't get so worked up when interruptions come? Jesus said; "Who touched me?" A woman with the issue of blood had said within her heart; "If I can but touch him I shall be made whole." Jesus didn't get all bent out of shape but rather said; "Woman thy faith hath made thee whole."
What if Jesus had of been in such a hurry and was trying to get somewhere else before God had planned for that woman to touch His garment? ummm, "Just a thought."
Some of you may have never developed a discipline to take time to hear what God has to say for your day. You can't imagine how exciting and exhilarating the day can become by watching Him develop and mold the day in front of you.The disciples ask the Lord, "Teach us how to pray?" Not how to preach, how to build a church, how to be successful in life? Just teach us how to pray?
Today pray, "Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our debt as we forgive our debtor. And lead us not into temptation but deliver from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen (Matthew 6:9-11)
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