I’ve heard the saying, “Jesus is the reason for the season,” so many times in my life but, until now, I never stopped to think that it is so far beneath the measure of the purpose Jesus should be in our lives. I don’t know about you, but it is not enough for me to have my life orbit around God or His purpose. It is not enough for Him to be a part of my life. I don’t want Jesus to be my co-pilot. I want him to pilot and direct every step I take, every word I speak, every thought I have and every desire I seek to fulfill. God is my Father, my friend, my redeemer, my hope, my comfort, my counselor, my provider, my way-maker, my doctor, my lawyer…He’s everything to me!
It wasn’t always so and there are times now and I’m sure there will be times in the future when I have lost, and will lose, focus but I pray it’s only for a moment. I have purposed in my heart to make God my life, pure and simple.
Let God arise and His enemies be scattered! God seeks to establish and maintain a personal relationship with all of his children. I don’t want to seek Him only during the holiday season or when I’m in trouble or need something. I don’t want to stop short of all that my Father has in store for me. I want more than Sunday service and Christian music playing in the background. I want more than praise and worship and ‘good works’ I want to know my God, Savior and King – Jesus! I want to be as much a friend to Him as He is to me.
There are couples, friends, siblings who have shared so much time together and have known each other for so long that they finish each other’s thought or can anticipate the other’s actions. There are those who even appear to resemble each other! How excellent it would be to have such a relationship with our Master. I want to spend so much time in His presence that, like Moses, I shine with His glory. (Exodus 35).
Dear Lord, precious and most faithful God, be my life, take my life and make of it what you will. I don’t want you to be the center of my life Lord; I want you to be my life! Suffering Savior, Heavenly King, in my flesh dwells no good thing. I don’t have the wisdom to know what’s best for me or the knowledge to direct my own life. I fear, although you did not give me the spirit of fear. I doubt, although you require my faith. I am often weak and yet, you promise to be my strength. Dear God, hold my hand, lead me and help me to seek your desire, your purpose, and your will before my own. Take of me and do with me as you will. Even in saying so, I tremble because I know that you are the Suffering Savior and it follows that I must suffer too. I tremble but I love you and I want you to be my life. Now and forever – let your will be done. Amen and Amen.
I pray God’s blessings for you beloved and that you too, let God arise in your life and take full control. From my heart to yours, have a wonderfully blessed Christmas lifetime!
About the Author: This guest post is authored by Rebecca Wilcox who is the creator of Saint in Training (Saintintraining.net), an inspirational blog born of her desire to encourage and impart knowledge to the body of Christ and most of all to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a dying world. Miss Wilcox is an avid reader and writer of inspirational and streamlined fiction, as well as studies on faith. She’s worked as an administrative specialist for seventeen years and uses the skills learned in her secular position to the benefit of the church and to the enlargement of the kingdom of God. You can find Rebecca on the web at http://saintintraining.net