If my people called by my name, humble themselves and pray, seek my face and depart from their wicked ways. I will hear from heaven and heal their land.
Friends, it is the start of a new week, and the last day of the month; a good time to take stock and carry out self appraisal. The Rabbi expressed this to His first set of disciples in these terms;
Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
I’ve come to realise that its one thing to know what to do, another to do it, and expedient to start early. So, we start from where we are, and we grow in grace as we follow. We follow by doing away with those things that impede our progress, replacing them with spiritual foundations, pillars and building blocks. As we grow, our lives become attractive to other seekers, suddenly we realise that we have become change agents in our own rights.
So, back to my opening verses, the called ones (my people) are to stand in the gap as living sacrifices through their lifestyle and prayers. Their sacrifices ascends to heaven as a sweet smelling aroma through the Holy Spirit, heaven receives it, and He returns bringing; righteousness, peace and joy.
For God is a spirit, and they that worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth.
I pray that this week our growth will be enabled, and our progress will be evident. I pray that God’s glory will be revealed in every facet of our lives, and our lives will be attractive to those around us. Amen.