Last night at church the pastor preached on how we must be fruitful. The biggest point that I took home is that we must DAILY do things and even if we don’t realize the change, there will be growth. We cannot be fruitful if we don’t daily water what must be watered- reading our bible, praying, and being faithful to those things He has put in our lives. When I first started this blog along with the other Rebekahs, I wrote my daily goals on here. As the months have progressed, I have fallen away from much of them.
I read my bible here and there- but not daily.
I pray but not always appointments with God type and not three times a day.
I play piano when I am able to.
I am SO out of shape
Regardless… just as I started my daily tasks before, I can do so once again. There is nothing wrong with exercising for the bible does say that it profits *a little* so I think it should be included in my daily life, but it should not be larger than the time I give to God. I may not always have the ability to go play piano, but I do have the ability to memorize the scales and chords regardless of my access to a piano. The big thing though will be the praying part. I know though, that if I could pray before without feeling anything (one of the weeks back in December), then I can pray whether I feel it or not- I just need to get to it.
God blesses even if we don’t feel it. As a child, we don’t always see how much we have grown, sometimes our own parents don’t even realize it, but when someone who has not seen us a while sees us they exclaim “my how you’ve grown!” Sometimes we don’t see how God is growing things within ourselves until someone exclaims to us “my how you’ve changed!” The other day my prayer partner noted how I wasn’t talking about the interest in a guy in terms of looks, but in terms of his spirit. He loves Jesus and it attracts me. And it’s not just “he’ likes doing things for the church” but a legitimate loves Jesus. That is attractive.
Bringing it all home, daily life for Jesus- bible, praying, contentment in daily life- and we’ll grow and we may not even realize it. Join me readers in recommitting myself to living daily for Him.
Thank You for bringing this back to the forefront of my mind. Thank You that there are changes when I look back that have occurred in my character. Thank You that You are helping me become the woman You want me to be. I love You Jesus.