First let me say, we all would know these are trying and difficult times!
Still we shall come out to the other side if we keep our focus on Jesus Christ!
One thing I see, we need more balance in our lives. This message always comes to me first.
Again as I have said before, if any of us think we have ‘arrived’, we have not even started!
“Therefore let him that thinketh he standeth, take heed lest he fall.” 1 Corinthians 10:12.
I’m just not super impressed with ‘who is who’ in the Kingdom of God. To me all the gifting and abilities in The Body of Christ, don’t mean so much if we are unreachable!
“Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am holier than thou. These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that burneth all the day.” Isaiah 65:5.
Still we know we are to give honor to whom honor is due.
“Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.” Romans 13:7.
If we do not balance everything out, we will go down. Who does this speak to first? Me of course, but I am willing to often use myself as an example to edify The Body of Christ.
In my distant past, I have had my daughter say to me, “Mama just where is your common sense?” I was ‘complicating’ something without meaning to. It was simple understanding but I was trying to look at the ‘whole picture’ at one time.
Our Lord will break it down for us. As you all know by now, my favorite Scriptures are Matthew 11:28-30,
“Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My Yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I AM meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For My Yoke is easy, and My Burden is light.”
Sometimes we just try to walk so ‘super spiritual’, we just need to get some good ole ‘horse sense’, lol.
Things can be so simple, but we, mankind, can tend to complicate them. Even in The Church (not a building I’m speaking, but His Body) we can make everything so hard!
For instance, why do we get into battles that are not ours?
We can bring a lot of ‘Warfare’ on our own selves at times. Still, if we stay minding our own business, we won’t have to fight so many battles maybe?
First let me say here, I do believe sometimes we need to jump in and help others! That’s not what I’m speaking of here though. It is about ‘meddling’ into something we don’t fully understand.
“He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.” Proverbs 26:17.
“And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;” 1 Thessalonians 4:11.
In conclusion, let’s love Jesus; love life, serve without complaint and stand together! Also, let’s stay focused, balanced and above every circumstance ! It’s all About Him (Jesus), anyway…. not us!
Written in love to whoever may need this day. God bless you all.
“Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.” Romans 6:13.
~ Joyce D. McGuire
My name is Joyce D. McGuire, called to work in and for the Kingdom of God! To lead we must try to follow Jesus Christ closely. That is my heart. I am a Chaplain in the prisons; prophetic intercessor by His grace, author, and a Mother in the Kingdom of God. To many I am simply Mama Joyce. Some favorite verses are Matthew 11:28-30.