Happy Tuesday! Have you ever came across someone that you recognized but did not know them well or at all? Maybe it was a celebrity or an old classmate or both. Did you try to approach them hoping they would acknowledge or remember you? Today’s reading reminds me of a similar situation. Enjoy your day and today’s reading.
BIBLE VERSE – Matthew 7:21-23 NLT
“21 “Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter. 22 On judgment day many will say to me, ‘Lord! Lord! We prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many miracles in your name.’ 23 But I will reply, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you who break God’s laws.’”
Jesus continued to teach on the heart and relationship people had toward God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. There were leaders and doers in the regions, but their hearts were far from God. They were busy getting the accolades and money, but they lacked a sincere relationship with God. The things that concerned God became lip service for them and not heart service aligned to God’s will for them and those they served. Today we might say, they call themselves Christians but their actions and words are far from it.
You are more than a groupie,
you are a follower of Christ.
Sisters and brothers, it’s not too late to build a personal relationship with the Lord or rekindle your personal walk with Him. As we do things in church, for our family, the community, and at work/school let us remember to keep God first. Let us seek Him in all that we do. Let the Lord refocus your heart, transform your mind, and be the real mission/reason you serve Christ and others everyday.
Father God, thank you for being our help. Lord, thank you for your willingness to care for us. Thank you for sending your son Jesus Christ. Thank you for salvation. Lord, forgive us when we stray away from your word. Lord, forgive us when we don’t put you first. Lord, draw us closer to you. Direct our steps and align our will to yours. Lord, continue to be our anchor and guide. Cover us with your love and compassion. Lord, we want to do your will. Strengthen our faith and increase our trust in you. Lord, show us where you want us to go and what you want us to do. Lord, help the homeless, provide them food and shelter. Lord, watch over all the students in school. Lord, we pray for their safety. Lord, keep changing us. In Jesus name, amen.
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