Tuesday, June 12, 2018

"Figure out what will please Christ, and then do it."
Ephesians 5:10 The Message

It is as simple as this. We make following Jesus so complicated, or at least I do. He doesn't want us to make it complicated. I can get stuck in myself at times. Have you been there?

I fuss and complain about the simplest things. It is a battle with my flesh and will. No one can say it doesn't exist for them. It can be easier as we learn to obey. We can subdue our natural man and we should. When I obey I realize it wasn't a big deal. Why did I fuss at all?

I'm not talking about big issues but the little ones. The Song of Solomon calls these, "the little foxes that spoil the vine." Just when the grapes are ripe and ready for harvest the little pesky fox grabs them. 

I don't want to forget to mention these cute little girls twirling and enjoying themselves. Do they worry or fear? Maybe but not right now. They are lost in the fun and dance of being a child. Is this why Jesus said to come to him as little children? I believe it is!

Can you find joy in dance, or worship? I can. Are these things pleasing to the Lord of All things? They certainly are. Look at the Psalms; they are full of  references to these gloriously fun things.

Maybe you can't imagine jumping for joy today, in your circumstance. I understand. I don't feel to do these things either sometimes but we don't have to feel them. If you will walk in obedience and do them anyway, the joy will come.

Maybe not today or the next but it will come. Worship, whether it be in dance, song or how we live our lives brings delight to God's heart. Connect in the doing of worship. Lift your voice in thanks.

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