But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord God, That I may declare all Your works. Psalm 73:28 NKJV
God gave me a vision to share with other people the things He puts in my heart. Some mornings He has already given me a message. Other times I have no idea what God wants to share until I open up my bible.
Always in the forefront of my mind is that I must draw close to God before I have anything to say to anyone.
None of us has anything of eternal significance to say until we have spent time with Jesus. When we draw near God and allow Him to speak to us we can bless other people with His Word. God speaks to people through people!
I read a book suggesting the Church in America has become to civilized refined and cultured. The author said we should be more willing to take risks in our walk with Christ. His challenge is to be less fearful of making mistakes and more will to step out in faith.
We can become afraid to trust God because we are afraid of being disappointed. We can be so concerned with making mistakes we are less likely to step out in faith.
There is a saying I heard years ago. When you come to an obstacle too high to get over and you cannot go around it throw your hat over it. Having thrown your hat over the obstacle you are committed. You must get to the other side.
What obstacles keep you from drawing near to Jesus? What obstacles keep you from trusting Jesus with your life? What keeps you from sharing with other people what God is doing in your life?
There is no risk trusting Jesus if we depend on Him to be our strength and wisdom. The Lord is not asking you to be a spiritual superhero. God is calling you to draw near to Him. He is calling you to put your faith in Him!
Jesus is doing a labor of love in the world. He wants everyone to know how much He loves us!
Nothing satisfies our souls more than intimate relationship with Jesus. Nothing gives us a greater sense of security and boldness than trusting Jesus. Nothing gives our lives more meaning than serving Jesus.
Jesus wants you to stand up and declare His Glory today!
Throw your hat over the obstacles that keep you from living for Almighty God. Ask Jesus to get you over them. Then go out and tell other people what Jesus has done for you!
It is good for you to draw near to Jesus every day!
Joyfor2day daily devotional goes out over the internet to thousands of people all over the world five days a week