Never apologize for how God has hardwired you. People have a need to live, design, plan, and build. To hold hope, receive love, and to see how our life matters – you're designed to thrive and God can take you there.
This is why Jesus offered "abundant" life, not mere survival. He offered more than a little joy, but that our "joy would be full". Jesus offers a life that fulfills our deepest needs. He designed us to live an extraordinary life and the scriptures are loaded with evidence, we just need eyes to see. Let God take you there.
I've been challenged recently by Watchman Nee. He was a church leader and evangelist in China who was used powerfully by God. The underground church credits it's beginnings to a handful of faithful pastors, Nee is one of the most prominent.
Nee spoke of the deep things of God. He saw that many read the scriptures in a detached manner. What he proposed is profound. The need we have is to read the words of God as they are – a living message from God designed to pierce our heart with a vision (message) from God and a clear path to take hold of it.
Reading the scriptures needs to become worship. I'm learning how intimate and powerful the message can be when we ask God to speak to us directly and to shepherd us into the deepest truths of his love and plan for our lives.
Make an appointment to meet with God in his word. Prepare for it like you would to meet with a King – he is! Listen to every word and allow him to speak into your spirit by his Spirit. The Holy Spirit will "guide you into all truth" so allow him entry into every corner of your life.
God designed you to thrive. His word, led by his spirit, is a guided tour into a world yet undiscovered by too many Christians. Take the road less traveled today. Let God take you there and the word of God will be "at work in you".
John 10:10, Hebrews 4:12, John 16:13, I Thessalonians 2:13
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