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Narrow Door

“Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. — Luke 13:24

Many believe they are Christians and yet do not know the Lord God at all. Christianity doesn’t just come naturally. It is something we need to seek, strive for. Ask God to give you a yearning for His word, a thirst for Him — to know Him more intimately everyday. The road is narrow and so is the door. Seek while He can be found before the door is forever closed because we are not ready when the Bridegroom returns.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

Please read the rest of Luke 13. Be ready and know Him intimately. It is worth the striving.

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Consistent Prayer

And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. — 2 Corinthians 12:9

weakness: an inadequate or defective quality, as in a person’s character; slight fault or defect:

Weakness as defined above really describes all humans in the flesh. We are flawed, our person is faulty. Compared to Christ our quality is defective. But the good news is God’s grace through Jesus Christ. His grace is sufficient.

With grace we are given power through the Holy Spirit and strengthened by that power. Our inner person needs to be connected to the power. How? By prayer. We need to practice a consistent prayer life to receive the perfect power in our weakness. Jesus is that perfect power to do the will of the Father in and through us. We might be weak but with the Holy Spirit we are strengthened for the purpose of walking in power for the glory of God.

If you are not connecting with Jesus everyday through intimate, consistent prayer then you are walking in weakness instead of the power of the Holy Spirit of God in Jesus Christ. Would you make a commitment to Christ right now to practice a consistent prayer life? You won’t be disappointed. Jesus is waiting to spend some quality time with you.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, — Ephesians 3:16

Can You Hear?

No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you. — John 15:15

Those who have accepted His gift of salvation, by the shed blood of Jesus Christ, have been set free, no longer slaves. Jesus calls us His friend. Friend is defined as a person known well to another and regarded with liking, affection, and loyalty; an intimate*. An intimate. How many friends do you have that are intimate friends?

An intimate friendship is a close personal relationship. In a close intimate relationship Jesus shares with us all things He has heard from the Father. Jesus says, “I have many things to speak and to judge concerning you, but He who sent Me is true; and the things which I heard from Him, these I speak to the world.”« So if Jesus is speaking, who is listening? Are you?

If we are not participating in the relationship we are not hearing what Jesus has to share. If we give Him 5-10 minutes a day we are not hearing everything He has to share. How much time do you share with your spouse or your best friend in a day? When you are sharing do you do all the talking? How much listening do you do?

Let us evaluate our relationship with Jesus. He gave His all for us. We really need to practice prayer everyday. An intimate time one on one with Him, talking and listening. He has so much to share with us. Are we willing to spend time with Jesus and be transformed into all He wants us to be? Take time to know Him intimately.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

* dictionary.reference.com/World English Dictionary
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