I've heard it said that we can "JUDGE" how close our relationship is to God by how QUICKLY we listen to HIS voice....and respond/obey to what HE says to do ~
Do we respond immediately?
Or do we get "around to what HE said to do"
Do we listen to HIM and then ignore HIS Voice all together?
Where are you?
I would venture to say we all have those seasons where we fail miserably. We may claim we can't hear or that HE seems so far away. If we are honest, we would know the truth....our Father NEVER leaves us. It is us who strays.
Of course we have times of great Passion, totally On Fire for Christ when we are so close we wouldn't dream of not obeying right away.....
May we be quick to remember to stay close, on fire, seeking HIM ~ ALL OF HIM.
Romans 12:1-3 The Message tells us....
So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.
I'm speaking to you out of deep gratitude for all that God has given me, and especially as I have responsibilities in relation to you. Living then, as every one of you does, in pure grace, it's important that you not misinterpret yourselves as people who are bringing this goodness to God. No, God brings it all to you. The only accurate way to understand ourselves is by what God is and by what he does for us, not by what we are and what we do for him.
Hanging onto every Word and waiting anxiously for the next.....
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