As I reflected on Jesus’ teaching on the sermon on the mount urging his disciples to focus on God and give God their true and only devotion. I reflected on my own call and life as I read the portion on the sermon as part of my message yesterday. Lately I have been burdened by questions about my call and focus in life. I was wondering whether I am being effective and useful enough? Whether I am making any difference? Etc, I preached on what a Christian’s true devotion out to be drawing from Jesus’ teaching on the above passage. But today as I was doing my devotion, I was challenged to take another look at the birds of the air, the lilies of the field, the sea, the air, the sun, the stars etc all which simply ARE, yet they render great ministry and service on our behalf. . Osawld Chembers writes, “So often we impair God’s designed influence, which He desires to exhibit through us, because of our own conscious efforts to be consistent and useful. Jesus said there is only one way to develop spiritually, and that is through focusing and concentrating on God.” He continues and I personalized this part, “ If I want to be of use to God, then I should maintain the proper relationship with Jesus Christ by staying focused on Him, and He will make use of me every minute I live-yet I will be unaware, on the conscious level of my life, that I am being used of Him.
This was God’s word to me today, BE CONNECT AND STAY CONNECTED TO THE FATHER!