Just Because I Want To!

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Just Because I Want To!

Greetings, I hope and pray that you are doing well today.  I am sitting at my computer asking the Holy Spirit what I shall write today to encourage your faith.  This simple thought came to my mind “Just because I want to”.  I said to myself…this is an interesting thought.  As I waited, this is what else I heard.  So many of my people no longer take delight in doing things well or doing the right things.  They are easily drifting away because of the influence of the culture of this age that causes them to no longer love me.  The culture of today is very self-focused, very instantaneous, and very deceptive.  This is the opposite of my Kingdom says the Lords.

Galatians 6:9 says, Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.  When we concentrate on ourselves we lose our ability to focus on the Lord and on what might be important to him.  When we are deceived we no longer allow our hearts to be touched by truth.  Deception drives us to get what we want when we want it.  It makes us live under the control of instant gratification.  Which by the way, never tells us of the cost of that instant gratification.  Believe me it is a costly move.  When we know truth than the truth will set us free.  Free to live a Christian life not because we have to…but because we want to.

Jesus tell his disciples John 15:10, If you keep my commands, you’ll remain intimately at home in my love. That’s what I’ve done–kept my Father’s commands and made myself at home in his love.

Hey Christ followers how about:

  • Pray for someone not because you have to…but…just because you want to
  • Take someone out for a meal not because you have to…but…just because you want to
  • Do something special for some kids not because you have to…but…just because you want to
  • Spend some time with an elderly person not because you have to…but…just because you want to
  • Make a homemade cake and surprise someone not because you have to…but…just because you want to
  • Buy someone groceries for the week not because you have to…but…just because you want to
  • Buy someone a car not because you have to…but…just because you want to
  • Send someone on vacation not because you have to…but…just because you want to
  • Bless someone with a large sum of money not because you have to…but…just because you want to
  • Hold someone’s hand not because you have to…but…just because you want to
  • Worship and Praise Him not because you have to…but…just because you want to

Love and Blessings,

Pastor Tonya Roberson

 

Question: What are some of the things that you find yourself having to do? How can you get back to doing well and doing right because you are so in love with the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ?

 

Action: Read the above list at least twice. Is there anything that touches your heart?  If so, how can you implement it during this month?  If not, what could you add to this list that inspires you? How will you implement it during this month?

 

Prayer: Father, I want to keep the faith, I want to do things well and I want to do the right things.  I ask that you give me your ability to be Kingdom minded at all times.  I ask that you cause me to fall in love with you all over again…not because I have to…but…because I want to.  In Jesus Name…Amen.

 

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