Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Is He invited

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David McCasaland wrote in our daily bread “Unselfishness, oneness of purposes and confident trust are the hallmarks of true friendship....” really these days I think friendship is under-rated. It is quite disturbing when we call anyone that says “hi”, our friends. Friendship is way deeper than what facebook has made it to be today (LoL). With friendship, I'm picking out the “confident trust” according to David. Is it possible that you can trust someone in some areas of your life but not all? If you answered yes to that question would you call that person a friend? Well for me I wont, because it really doesn't make sense. Now there is a difference when you just decide not to tell someone every single thing that has happened in your life, I mean you may do that for different reasons other than “lack of trust”, but the moment you cant tell then because you don't trust them enough, then maybe we need to check our friendship tag all over again.

John 15:15 “I do not call you servants any longer, for a servant does not know what his master is doing. But I have called you my friends because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my father.” Now with this, ever believer should read this and have a huge grin knowing that our relationship with Christ dint end as Master to servant but He called us his friends. That verse is pretty much an invitation, now the million dollar question is are we accepting it? Do we really trust him as we ought to?

For a very long time I knew I wasn't a friend to him, because I dint trust him in all areas of my life. My relationship, was the number one area Christ wasn't invited to at all. Like for real, I could not even shout. And a little secret is that, that is why I have had messy relationships. But I did not know until the time I decided for myself to say “Gee try this out with God, let see if he in this relationship would make a difference”. Left to me that was the best decision ever made. My reason for not inviting him into my relationship was plain and simple, letting go of all my wrongs was going to be hard. And I believe today, a lot of people suffer from this. In their hearts they want out of wrong habits, wrong means of money making, addictions and all that but coming to the point of making up their minds to let go, they chicken out. Now mine was mainly my relationship but to the readers, you know what area of your life you are finding it hard to give to God. I talk about Mr Punch so much only because this is the first and only relationship of mine I have let God in. A new experience for me but I am loving every part of it.

Christ is not forceful, he has called us his friends, he has done his part, now it really is left for us to do our own part and have that great relationship with him fully. Try including him in that area you have hidden from him for so long and see how it changes.

"Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends".--Revelation 3:20

Stay blessed
Preserve your Saltiness
Love
Gee xx

2 comments:

  1. Nice one:) There should be no secrets.. he knows it all anyways:) We just have to recognize that:)

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  2. My friend 'Q' used to call it the Loss Paradox... In losing/handing over control, we actually gain more control over the outcomes...
    "For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it"
    Work in progress though..

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