Man will do strange things under pressure. He is capable of doing much evil with the wrong influence, but he is capable of doing much good, being willing to sacrifice his life for others. Deny yourself and take up your cross and follow Me. It is much easier to deny yourself fully to My Lordship over you than it is to partially yield. I can use a man fully submitted to Me and My Word. For the man who is lukewarm, he sees only partial success as I bless his works by My grace as he learns the futility of his own strength.
I am with you to help you. Keep your focus on Me and what I am doing.
There is a time for searching outside the box for new ideas. But there is also a time to stay with solid truth that is found in only Me and My Word.
(Two choruses were also running through my mind: BUILD MY LIFE, WORTHY OF IT ALL)
Yield to My will and pleasure. Are you willing to stop even good things that you are doing to do new things or to do nothing at all, if I ask you? What is important?
What does it mean for you to have relationship with Jesus? How often do you think of Him, talk with Him, listen for His answers and direction?
Many people are seeking Me today. I will be glorified in this hardship.
He who comes to Me must believe that I exist and that I reward those who diligently seek after Me. I will be found by those who seek after Me with all their heart. I see individuals coming and I see nations coming in repentance. For those who have put their money and possessions above Me, they will see My jealousy until they repent. You cannot serve God and mammon at the same time. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength. Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.
Let Me examine your life and I will tell you what I see. I see a good heart, willing to do what I ask of you. Yes there is a desire to be noticed, but I can help you put that to death. You are learning to live with your limitations of mind and body as you age. You are trusting Me to help you do what I ask of you. In a way, this is what Abraham had to deal with. Will you obey like he did? Now let us talk about your activities of service.
Did I surprise you? I have been molding you into My imagine. Let Me examine you further. Can you grow in hospitality and friendship? You are attracted to the lonely, isolated man and this is good, for you have grown out of this yourself. Love and encourage. Be less serious and be more friendly to be around. I will help you. Continue your fasting for this will bring health to your body. Your wife needs you for she is fragile. Cover her with your prayers.