Make Yourself Available
Most Christians understand the concept of Praising and Serving our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. But let us remember that God-the-Father, God-the-Son, and God the Holy Spirit are equal members of the Godhead, and therefore, they are all equally God. Over years of teaching Christian classes and seminars, many DO NOT FULLY UNDERSTAND, what God requires of them to live Christ-centered lives. So let’s unwrap this a bit. Making yourselves available to serve God as He would direct each of us, is fundamental to our relationship with Him. Here’s a suggestion that will help us to focus; when you enter your Prayer Closet to have a conversation with the Almighty; (wherever that may be) ask God what He wants you to do to serve Him and His Kingdom’? I know from experience that the answer will come back quickly, as this is a question that God has been waiting to hear from you; it indicates that you desire to move closer to Him. This is one of His greatest desires; that His children should know and understand him better.
In 1st Corinthians 12: 1 and following, Paul states that God gives every believer spiritual gifts. The gift that all Christians have is the ability to pray; we should utilize this gift as often as possible; this is how we communicate our thoughts and needs with the Almighty. As Paul mentions, ‘Now concerning Spiritual Gifts brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be unaware’. ‘There are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit to one another, and Faith comes by the same Spirit, and to another, the Gift-of-Healing by the one Spirit. And since you are eager to possess spiritual gifts, strive to excel for the edification of the Church’. Every morning, during my time of prayer and Bible Study, I ask the Holy Spirit to enlighten me; I rarely ask for more than wisdom and understanding, regarding what God wants me to know, and how to apply His knowledge to my life and the lives of my family and those that I come into contact with during the day. This daily exercise helps me to stay focused not only on God and Christ but also, on that ‘narrow path that leads to the small gate’. If I should miss a morning, due to unexpected demand, I don’t feel the same all day. I actually miss talking with God and Christ… and studying the Scriptures.
I find that each time I study God’s Word, a new understanding comes to mind. I find this encouraging, as I sense that God is giving me another piece to His very large and important puzzle. When this occurs, I stop reading for a moment to thank The Almighty and then continue studying the passage I am reading. I look forward to this ongoing conversation, thru His Word, and no matter where I find myself, whether at home or traveling, I always learn something I wasn’t aware of. When we fall in love with God’s Word, we are also falling in love with the members of the Godhead… Jehovah, Yeshua, and God’s Holy Spirit. And when this becomes a regular habit in your life, it will take precedence over less important things. Remember, we will always make time for those things in life that we deem important, and nothing should be more important than God and Christ.
I have come to cherish Isaiah’s words in Chapter 55: verses 8-11… ‘For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the Earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain and the snow come down from Heaven, and do not return without watering the Earth; making it sprout and provide food seed to the sower and bread to the eater; so will My Word be which goes forth from My mouth… it will not return to me empty, and will accomplish that which I desire’; it will succeed in the purpose for which I sent it.
You really don’t have to wonder what God wants you to do. Consider the gifts He has given to you, and then ask Him… Father, what do You want me to do in service to your Kingdom? MAKE YOURSELF AVAILABLE, and let God do what He does best… provide the guidance and direction in your life.