Listen and act

What is Jesus saying personally to me today

This is not just a warning, it is an invitation to get to know Jesus. To listen in a way that affects the way you see yourself, identifies your true intentions and changes your heart is no easy task and requires real courage. Taking action on what the ears and heart has heard completes the preparation and solidifies the transformation or restoration of God within us. All of this is sensible preparation for all of their impending challenges that will inevitably come through a human existence. Now that is sensible.

Thank you for speaking to me Jesus

How do I respond to what Jesus is saying personally to me today?

Perhaps I have done the right things in listening and acting and that all my prior work has prepared me to whether the smoke, hail, bushfires, COVID-19 and personal challenges. Maybe, just maybe, I am getting through the storm because Jesus has made a home within me. It’s hard to gauge but worthwhile considering that I have been sensible man. Maybe Jesus is asking me to take stock today and not just entertain the idea that I have been obedient but to trust and actually believe that he is my cornerstone. Just like yesterday when Jesus says to me I am enough, today I feel like he is asking me to believe and trust that he has been holding me up, that my foundations are set in him and all will be awesome. So that’s what I will do, believe, trust and stop worrying.

Prayer:

Lord,
I take stock of your presence.
I stop worrying and leave my concerns behind me.
You are my foundations, I have set my heart in you.
My house will stand firm in you and I have nothing to fear.
Amen

Matthew 7:21-29

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘It is not those who say to me, “Lord, Lord,” who will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the person who does the will of my Father in heaven. When the day comes many will say to me, “Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, cast out demons in your name, work many miracles in your name?” Then I shall tell them to their faces: I have never known you; away from me, you evil men!
‘Therefore, everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a sensible man who built his house on rock. Rain came down, floods rose, gales blew and hurled themselves against that house, and it did not fall: it was founded on rock. But everyone who listens to these words of mine and does not act on them will be like a stupid man who built his house on sand. Rain came down, floods rose, gales blew and struck that house, and it fell; and what a fall it had!’
Jesus had now finished what he wanted to say, and his teaching made a deep impression on the people because he taught them with authority, and not like their own scribes.