Happy Friday y’all! I hope everyone has splendid plans! I wish I could spend my entire weekend praying. I mean really praying! Not just praying while doing other things. You know what I mean?
There’s so much going on, and I’m not just referring to the things going on globally. Shoot, I could spend an entire weekend praying about just what’s going on here in my own little piece of the world!
Last night a friend of mine said,”It’s so frustrating to see Jesus in someone when they can’t see it themselves.” I know lots of people like that. People who are saved but struggling. They have the power, through Christ, just like anyone else, but feel unworthy of His acceptance.
I’ve been that person! The one who, instead of feeling like the daughter of a King, felt more like the foster child. I knew I was loved, but I felt as if I didn’t quite belong. I felt as if God could, and did do miracles; just not for me. Anyone else ever felt that way?
Listen, I don’t care what you’ve done, where you’ve been, or how many times you’ve screwed up, if you’ve been saved, you’re a child of the Most High God! You have all the benefits of someone who’s made fewer mistakes! Your prayers are just as powerful as anyone else’s, and you’re as deserving as anyone to partake of God’s goodness! Because the fact is, we’re ALL unworthy!
If you know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, and you’re walking around defeated, you’re not living out God’s purpose for your life! If you’re walking in guilt and shame, you’re missing out on so many blessings, and you’re missing out on blessing others!
There’s a reason I’m encouraging you today. We (Christians) need every single one of us to fight the good fight! We have got to stick together and stand strong! It’s a tough world out there and, now more than ever, we need each other!
In light of all this, here’s what I want you to do. While I’m locked up here, a prisoner for the Master, I want you to get out there and walk—better yet, run!—on the road God called you to travel. I don’t want any of you sitting around on your hands. I don’t want anyone strolling off, down some path that goes nowhere. And mark that you do this with humility and discipline—not in fits and starts, but steadily, pouring yourselves out for each other in acts of love, alert at noticing differences and quick at mending fences. You were all called to travel on the same road and in the same direction, so stay together, both outwardly and inwardly. You have one Master, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who rules over all, works through all, and is present in all. Everything you are and think and do is permeated with Oneness. Ephesians 4:1-6