Thursday, February 7, 2013

A Burden

Today I write to each of you with a heavy burden. We are living in perilous times and with every passing day the evidence of Jesus' return is overwhelming. As scripture tells us
Ephesians 5:15-16
15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil
The Lord has given me a desire to draw closer to him like never before. To set aside any weight that would easily beset me (Hebrews 12:1), anything that would take my attention from Him. Satan is running rampant doing his best to distract the people of God. There are many forms of distraction in this world, as the children of God it is our responsibility to remain sensitive in the Spirit to keep from such distractions. Now a days society defines for us what is acceptable in life through fashion, technology, relationships, don't see anyone asking what is acceptable and pleasing in the eyes of God anymore. Everything has become acceptable now, if it feels right then do it. We must take a stand now, and serve notice on the devil, no matter what happens in the world we will remain a devoted people to God. We are going to live for God no matter the cost! Yes, we look different, yes we speak different, yes we walk different, yes we refrain from certain things but we do this because we want to please Jesus. At times, I myself have walked away from the old landmarks that were set long ago, thinking I could live without them. As I journeyed the dark roads of sin I realized that I was so unhappy and the peace of God was gone. As someone with experience I can say, you cannot straddle the fence and expect to have complete happiness and peace. It's time we arise and draw a line in the sand, saying we will not do the things that displease God. Separation from the world is so important! How can we be a light of hope to the world if we are not offering something better than what they are living in? My soul yearns to reach higher in Jesus, to walk closer to Him, and to be lead if Him. I have such a burden to reach lost souls, to be a light in their dark. I can only do this if I am sold out to Him.I want to encourage each of you to take a little time out of your day and ask the Lord what you can do to please Him. When you please the Lord He will bless you! Our time is short, the Lord is coming very soon and our focus should be on living completely and wholly for Him!

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