Today, I want to take a look at Mathew 7:15-16. Why is it good? Because it will help us to understand the importance of having a heart full of God’s Word.
Do you have an “organizing” problem in your life? Do you feel chaotic, disorganized, or just plain chaotic when it comes to setting your days or working out your plan for the week or month, or time overall? Do you find that you just don’t have the right voice, or team, in place to help you move forward in your life? When it comes to setting your days or working out your plan, do you have an organizational problem on your hands?
I do. When I look at my life, I see a puzzle. On most days, there are some pieces that are just a little bit better than others. Some days, I have more than I need – cited out of the local paper – but I do have specific things that I feel passionate about that I want to include in God’s “plan”. And as I included them in this article, I just know that they are going to be done, in the order that God has given me to work with.
And I feel passionate about those things that I feel passionate about. Why am I passionate about them – you may ask? I’m passionate about what God has placed in my heart. It has been specific things in my heart, in my tracked plans, in my life. Those things are special, and I want to share them and illustrate my point in them.
Recently, I have seen the troubles that some churches are facing. When I read what the Bible says about the church (I read it often), I find myself to be perplexed. Why? First of all, I see the word “trusting” is sometimes overloaded with all sorts of connotations. There is that whole area of trust that Mrs. Holiday mentions in her article. Let’s get back to trust.
Why is my trust in the Lord not what I would like it to be? I trust Him. I know He will never let me down, and I am quite certain that my situation is temporary. I am confident that everything takes a respite until something real stirs up life in you that you don’t want to deal with again. I want to trust God with every aspect of my life.
When my life seems so chaotic, I make a priority of meditating on the things that are true. I depend on the wisdom of the Holy Spirit to guide and instruct me. I do not try to be intuitive. I try to stay detached and pure so that I am better able to discern the will of God. There are things that come into my life that are not necessarily meant to be “in God’s hands”, and I let it drop. I look for a way to say thank you to the one who thinks of me without reaction. I try to maintain a good attitude and gracious nature.
When I realize that life is precious, and people are dying every day, I want to establish a relationship with God that is filled with appreciation. As my friend Violet Gordon says, “compassion for other people is compassionate toward yourself”. When I’m being intuitive, I want to make it a habit to use my other senses, and awareness of situations around me, to give me insight into the needs and concerns of others. So many intuitive people feel frustrated because they constantly have to mediate their insights because they cannot get people to express their ideas with a loving tone and gracious expression.
Simply put, an intuitive person is aware of God, the higher power, and what direction we should be going in. It starts on the foundation of our individual faith and affects statically in our day-to-day activities. You cannot separate your intuitive insights from the Holy Spirit in your daily walk. When you catch yourself following the wrong path, or struggling to please someone, you need to use your words and actions to let go of any disappointments and move on. To become free, you must be willing to release any and all things that hinder you from experiencing the peace, satisfaction, and joy that comes from living a life deeply rooted in Christ.