There are a lot of voices out there. A lot! Facebook, Twitter, email, texts, news reports, conversations with friends, opinions of experts, sermons from pastors.
I have come in My Father’s name, and you do not accept Me; but if someone else comes in his own name, you will accept him. (John 5:43)
How quickly I tune in to…
…this esteemed pastor
But all he or she can share is what he or she knows.
When Jesus speaks, it is with all the wisdom that is known, AND with all the wisdom that hasn’t even been discovered by man yet. He is all-knowing, all-wise, all loving. Jesus should always be my first and final authority.
Am I listening to His words? Or am I tuning in to someone else?
March 14, 2012 at 6:46 am
Yes, right on! I just said to myself this AM, “turn your eyes ( and ears) upon Jesus, look full into HIS face.”
March 14, 2012 at 10:51 am
“To be painfully honest, some of us have strained out any parts of God’s Word that requires change in our lives. We are simply too invested in our selfish lifestyle to listen. …Jesus explained that there is a direct link between our response to these commands and our growth in experiencing His presence more deeply. …Obedience is a reasonable response to wise direction from someone who loves us more than we can imagine.”
~a quote from Freedom Begins Here
March 14, 2012 at 5:55 pm
Thanks for sharing this Pastor Craig. I thought about what u said, and Its amazing with gosh, how selfish in ways i am in my lifestyles. But some ,out of long time bad behavior of having a husband who don’t believe. Its a challenge everyday, not to back slide and go back to my old ways. But, I refuse to do that. I hurt my kids and everyone I love, so me..I just need to do what u said..LIStEN more to him and Just do what i have been doing, Step..by..Step..Prayer..by…Prayer and My new thing, Im trying THINK before speaking..haha that is a challenge in its self HA HA!
March 14, 2012 at 6:27 pm
“Step by step… prayer by prayer…” I like this! (I may even borrow it sometime in one of my messages!)
March 15, 2012 at 1:12 am
Thanks for sharing what you’ve come to know…now I need to get back to prayer…;-)