Friday, February 3, 2012

Don't Get Sidetracked

But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life (Jude 1:20-21).

There's a lot going on in the world and in our busy lives, but what God wants for us never really changes. We need to be sure not to lose site of this and make time everyday to be close with Jesus. In these two verses in Jude, our walk is about four things. The first is holiness. God is holy and He wants us to be holy. We need to let the Holy Spirit work in us and change us into Christ's image more and more. Secondly, prayer in the Spirit is mentioned. Get close to the Lord by praying and listening to Him. Spend time every day just talking to Him about everything going on and listening for His direction and assurance. Third, we are to abide in the love of God. If we do not abide in Christ, we can do nothing. Stay close to Him and His word and remember, nothing has meaning without the love of Christ flowing through us. And finally, be looking for the Lord's return and establishment of His Kingdom at any moment.

If we do these things, we will stay close to the Lord and His will and will be used by Him greatly.