Wednesday, July 24

Belong: take two

Five Minute FridayWhen I write my Five Minute Friday in the wee hours of the morning, I don't ever feel that it's my best work... and typically I'm always talking about Allume and the FMFParty community, because I've just spent the last 2 hours chatting with them on twitter. Sometimes it's better for me to wait till morning and collect my thoughts a bit more before I start the five minute timer.  Even before I turned off the light last night, I thought of another direction to go with "Belong" but I had already hit publish, so this is my bonus Belong post.

I belong to Jesus. The days of doubting and insecurity are gone. I know that I am a child of God and I have eternal security. There is NOTHING that can separate me from the love of Jesus Christ... praise Jesus!

But sometimes, I wonder...
Does Christ feel like He belongs in my heart? my home? my life? (tweet this)

Do I welcome Him in with open arms... or just when it's convenient for me?!

When I'm reading books, playing Words with Friends or checking Facebook, is He feeling like He belongs. Or does He wonder why I'm doing all those things, when He is sitting right there waiting for me to spend time with him, to give Him my full attention.

When He prompts me with the verse, "A soft answer turns away wrath," Do I listen? Do I stop, count to 10 (or 100) and then speak softly?

When he gives me the opportunity to be His hands and feet, I say with my mouth that I want to serve him, but my actions say otherwise.  

No, Lord, now really isn't a good time to take a meal to my friend.

No, Jesus, I can't read my Bible right now, I'm too busy reading these great blogs that are telling me to go live my life.

No, Jesus, I can't show Your love to my kids through taking the time to read to them, to snuggle, to play a game. I'm too busy doing data entry, or laundry, or making dinner.

Yes, Lord, really you belong here, I promise... Can you just squeeze in next to that pile of clutter I refuse to take care of? Or can you share the couch with my laptop, I really need that, too.

How can I show The Lord that He belongs here in my life? How can I be the hands and feet of Jesus? How can I use my words to show the love of Jesus?

Jesus belongs to me.

John 15:4-5

Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

This really was just a little "preach to myself" moment, but I thought I would share it with you, too! I need to be reminded of this daily!

Community Conversation: How do you show in your daily life that Jesus belongs to you?

1 comment:

  1. Oh! This is good!! I am so glad you came back and rewrote Belong because I think a lot of people need to hear this


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