January 19, 2010

Jesus, I Believe...

"I really don't 'do' anything significant".  The words slid out, as though they'd been slithering around my soul, just waiting to choke His life in me.

Until I heard the words with my own ears, the lie remained, comfortable.  I wrestled in my own strength, unable to  pick up the sword and fight...(how often have I sat, staring at my Sword waiting to be picked up and weilded so my heart could dance again?)   Is it notoriety I desire by what I 'do' or the true, heartfelt desire to serve Jesus among those who need Him most-my love, our children, my parents, and those He sends my way?

Mark 10:43-45 (KJV)
"But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister: And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all.  For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many."
The word minister means literally a waiter 'at table or other menial duties'. 

No, oh no you don't, you liar. 

But Jesus, He dances over me.  His Spirit in me jealously dotes over and upon me (James 4:5)!  He intensely craves possession of my soul-the place that fiery dragon vehemently aims his arrows (Eph. 6:16). 

Deep down I knew that was a lie because guilt never brings Life.

I really don't believe that, do INope, not deep deep down.

Even as I drop letters here, my spirit resonates His words: 

"Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;  And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."                           John 8:32  

Is it as simple as just believing what He says?

"Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent."  John 6:29 (KJV)

Truly, what I do stems from what I really believe. 

The measuring stick of my soul cannot be trusted.  Yet, bringing every thought into captivity- and allowing Him to hold my soul in His arms brings Health, healing to my whole flesh...

Another step forward. 

The Lord helps the fallen and lifts up those bent beneath their loads.
Psalm 145:14 (NLT)

Ann, at A Holy Experience, has an open invitation to connect with those hungry for Him and willing to share their walk with others.  Click on the link to be taken to her blog and feast at the table of His desire for us, to drink of Him and His presence until we are so drunk and saturated, our pores ooze of His glory!

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aimee said...

"guilt never brings life" I know this all to well. Thank you for your words today, sharing the Truth - the reminder that Jesus dances over me. I needed to hear that today.
grace to you,,

Jenny said...

What I do stems from what I really believe...words to be savored.

Angie said...


Daune said...

Just picturing Jesus dancing over me causes the cloud of dispair, disappointment and guilt to scram! Thanks for stopping by.


Appreciate the compliment. Thanks for stopping over.

Karelin said...

Thank you for your words. They encouraged me today. Yes, believing is sometimes work...but the payoff is worth it. Aloha *;)

Karelin said...

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Daune said...

It's so nice to see you visit, Karenlin! I like the way your name is spelled...different, just like mine!

Marcus Goodyear said...

Yup. I struggle with this stuff too. Just this morning I kept thinking: I just don't want to waste my life.

Why do we always worry about this? Why do we think our worth comes from what we do, not what we believe, or even who we know?

For me, lately, my faith has been an attempt to get to know God. Prayer is trying to know him. That's it, and it's really hard.

Kathy S. said...

You just beautifully painted a picture of the battle we are all familiar with. But we know we are in good company...From the wrestling of Job, to the Psalms, to the Prophets and beyond...Praise God He always leads us in triumphal procession...praise God He always interceeds for us so our faith wont fail...

Loved it!

Daune said...

Marcus, I concur with you that prayer is work, it's hard to shut out the distractions to hear.
But let me say, your life definitely not being wasted...your soapbox reiterated that, right? ;O)

Comforting to know we're all in good company and that He ever intercedes for us! Them's shoutin' words!!!

Daune said...

Let me say it right...your life is definitely not being wasted...there! Whew. I should read over what I write before I hit the 'publish' comment button


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