Taking God's Royal Advice: Learning From Kings in the Bible
Tonight I felt God remind me of how much he loves to talk with his children just because. Of course he is love, wisdom, truth personified. Of course he died for our sins, is worthy of all praise, has work for us to do and so on. But he’s also given us the privilege of hanging out with him like he’s our best friend. We can say hi and wait and see how he answers.
Earlier I felt God ask me to worship to a certain worship song everyday for a week. He hasn’t asked me to do this before, and I’m not sure why he’s asking me to do it, but I believe he’s said it, so I’m going to do it, and tonight was day 1.
As I lay down and worshipped, I saw an image of me playing tag with Jesus. Eyes on him, laughing, just having so much fun. And I thought about how often I seek Jesus then take my eyes off him when I do non ministry related things (e.g. work, gym, errands). Then go back to him when I feel depleted. And the cycle continues.
Maybe this cycle is common but wouldn’t it be so nice to keep our eyes on Jesus? I finished 1 Kings today and it both baffled me / I found it too relatable how God would speak to Kings and then later they would forget / disobey. It’s so important to be in relationship with God daily, obeying him quickly, loving him 100%. I pray (God please help me, open my eyes) that I learn to see God in everything, all areas, keeping my mind on him 24/7...as much as I possibly can.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne. (Hebrews 12:1-2)
As we end this weekend, I pray we spend some time in the presence of our Savior, so happy that we are his. Let’s give him our whole hearts and follow his lead wherever he calls us every single day from this day until forever. ❤️