When I’m living in Jesus and following the leading of his Spirit, my day flows, and I accomplish things without pushing and striving.
When I’m doing things in my own strength, I find myself struggling to get things done, and I often exhaust myself.
Jesus is our strength, and he wants us to follow him in obedience and trust. He will always enable us to do his will.
Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’ Matt 7:21-23
In the end, it’s not about what we accomplish, but it is about what we have allowed Jesus to accomplish in us.
I wrote the following poem, following a day when I had exhausted myself.
To be led by you
in everything I do,
to rest in you,
knowing you are my strength,
to live in you,
knowing you are my source and supply….
this is life!
Outside of you I strain and strive,
I struggle and push,
exhausting myself and accomplishing nothing…
for I am nothing without you.
In you, I know true fulfillment.
I float in your river
and flow in your current,
creating visions you give,
writing songs you inspire,
and living the life I truly desire.
Living in you is life in abundance!
Do you know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour?
Do you have a personal relationship with him?
If not, do you realise your need for him?
Have you become lukewarm in your walk, and realise your need to recommit your life to Jesus?
Here is a prayer you can say.
Dear Jesus, I am a sinner, and I need you. I thank you for going to the cross to die for me, and for rising again.
I am sorry for everything I have ever done wrong, and I ask you to please wash me clean. I ask you to come into my life to be my Lord and saviour, and I surrender to You.
Please fill me with your Holy Spirit and make me whole. Help me to trust you; help me to love you; help me to live for you. Thank you Lord Jesus, Amen
Whenever we do wrong after this, we need to say we’re sorry and ask for his forgiveness. We need to ask Jesus to help us to change.
Talk to him every day, and listen to him, as he wants to talk to you!
Get a bible: I suggest you begin by reading the Gospels and the Psalms. This will help you to get to know God.
Ask the Holy Spirit to fill you.
Jesus doesn’t promise to make life perfect, in fact there may be more hardship and suffering in following him, but he does promise to give us a purpose and a future: a reason to live!
For more, see this post.
Please let me know, in the comments below, if you have given your life to Jesus, so I can pray for you.