Posted by Pastor Andrew
I was reading a devotional today from My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers on the importance of walking daily with Jesus and not just doing for Him. And after reading today’s entry, I was again reminded that it’s not so much about being a full-time worker, but being a full-time follower of Jesus Christ. His ultimate desire is for me to know and fall deeper in love with Him as I walk with Him on a daily basis. Here’s a portion from today’s reading:
Many people today are pouring their lives out and working for Jesus Christ, but are not really walking with Him. One thing God constantly requires of us is a oneness with Jesus Christ. After being set apart through sanctification, we should discipline our lives spiritually to maintain this intimate oneness. When God gives you a clear determination of His will for you, all your striving to maintain that relationship by some particular method is completely unnecessary. All that is required is to live a natural life of absolute dependence on Jesus Christ. Never try to live your life with God in any other way than His way. And His way means absolute devotion to Him. Showing no concern for the uncertainties that lie ahead is the secret of walking with Jesus.
It’s not about squeezing Jesus-moments into the business of our schedules, nor is it about consuming ourselves for His work. It’s allowing the light of Jesus Christ to permeate and penetrate every area of our lives. It’s about aligning our lives with His, and it’s a choice we make every single day. This is what it means to be a full-time follower of Jesus Christ. And I pray that we would make that choice to follow Him today and in the days to come.
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