I have been listening to some cd’s by Katie Souza. Her conviction that everything starts, proceeds, and ends in Jesus, has stirred my heart. She is sourcing His presence. Over the last 3 years I have spent more and more time with Him, through the day. But as we all know there is more! Her walk with God is dynamic. A women who calls me to come closer to her Saviour. Have you read or listened to someone who stirred your heart for a deeper walk with Jesus? She stirs my heart with conviction. And also makes me fear failure. Is it possible for me to live in Christ? Will I fail to draw close? Maybe from hardness of heart and lack of interest? Will I be willing to spend more hours a day with Him or will I shirk, enjoying the pleasures of my home and family?
Though the calling to come closer may not look the same for all of us, it is a calling on all of our lives. God’s call for extreme fellowship, ultimately frees us to be all we can be. His calling with conviction, will also make our paths straight. He will bring light for us to see, and strength to do. (John 8:12, Ps 27:1) In all of these things I’m more than a conqueror Romans 8:37. Surely He has prepared my way to draw close and be sourced from Him. I have seen irritations and offenses not affect me because I was walking close to Jesus. I think of it like oil, and the pressures of life washed over me because I was in His presence. Where do I begin, except sacrificing my time. Do you find it hard to focus more on Jesus? How we say no to the temporal and yes to the eternal. This is hard? Yes, it is. I am a doer, and I like to be moving. Will you also begin to focus more on the Kings of Kings, and Lord of Lords, making Him preeminent. Please feel free to share your experiences with time in His presence.