There is a public side and a private side to our walk with the Lord. All the things going on around us on the outside, that is the public side. Our private one on one walking and talking with the Lord, that is the private side. What the Lord has impressed this servant with today is our need to focus first on the private side.
Our walk and talk with Him privately away from this world come first. We are to center our selves, to calibrate ourselves back to exact center. How do we do this? We are like a compass surrounded by 4 cardinal points. Those points are: Thanksgiving, praise, rejoicing and prayer. N,S,E,W and we are in the middle. We are to walk with Him and talk with Him surrounded with these things: thanksgiving, praise, rejoicing, and prayer. Please remember that you may not feel like doing any of this but our feelings are traitors, do it anyway. Praise when you feel like crying, rejoice when you feel like giving up, give thanks when you feel like you only have an ounce of strength left and pray always.
Walk with the Lord has men and women of God. Let it be said on that day when each of us stands before Him "Here is my servant ####, a man or woman who walked with God." What higher praise or aspiration can we have? What is our Lord calling us to today? Return to your simple walk with Christ Jesus in faith and patience and praise, rejoicing, thanksgiving and prayer. If we do what the flesh "feels" like doing we are asking for trouble. The flesh and what it wants are a recipe for death. What has the Lord said? What does the Word say?
Luke 21:36 Watch therefore, and pray always, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all
these things that shall
come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
1 Thessalonians 5:18
give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
give thanks, always.....
Philippians 4:4Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! .
Hebrews 13:15 . By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise always to God, that
is to say, the fruit of lips
confessing to his name.
We are on the final stretch of road to cross the finish line, this is it. Now that the finish line is in sight, it is time to perfect our walk with our Lord.
Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
Those who only have a little strength left, use that little strength to crawl forward with the strength you have. Those with more strength, do what you can to perfect your walk with the strength you have been given. The Lord holds us accountable for what we have (strength or otherwise) not what we do not have. So do what you can with what you have.
2 Corinthians 8:12 .. And give according to what you have, not what you don't have.
Everything else that is going on in this world is outside the veil, outside of our private walk and talk with the Lord. Our Master, according to the impression this servants has from Him today is calling us inside the veil. He is calling us back to center, to perfection in Him. He is calling us to our private one on one time and space with Him. Everything else, all of it is secondary to this.
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.