I wrote this after reading a book called, The Heavenly Man and reflecting on Luke chapters 14-16...
As I lay here thinking about my life as a Christian, I can say I'm not content.
I have an unsettled heart
I feel waves roaring and rolling inside of me about my complacent Christianity.
I say, that's what it has become!!!!
I do thank God from the bottom of my heart for the blessing to live in a land where I'm free to openly worship Jesus Christ,
But I'm also free to be distracted by so many other things
I'm free to find my security in everything else other than God.
Let me be honest with myself
I'm not consumed for His love! His Word is not my priority!
But I desperately Need it to be!!
I'd rather be a slave for righteousness, dictated by the divine rule of God,
than free to be deterred from the One who truly loves me.
My Saviour, I come to you, totally surrendering, my rights, my freedoms, my thoughts, my desires, my dreams, my life.
Lord Jesus, handcuff my hands with Your Truth. Cuff it tightly around my wrist so the marks of truth will forever be seen.
Shackle my feet to the foundation of Your Word that I may never escape the Solid Rock.
Place Your yoke on my neck. For You shall give me grace to live the life You called me to.
Bind me in Your everlasting love. Keep me bound so close to Your heart, because Jesus Christ, my Spirit is crying out for You.
Help me Father to never let ministry become an idol. I don't want to just work for you,
As a bond servant loves his Master. I desire to love You
In the land of the free and the home of the brave, For Jesus Christ, I'll live as a weak vessel and a slave.
Do I desire to be persecuted for Jesus' sake!? If it's His will, this life is not mine.
Until then, I ask for God to grant me His Holy Spirit that even when distractions come, His grace will help me to focus on Him. I will be His diligent son.
Copyright © 2014 by Ralph J Monroe III
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