Alone with God, Following, Heart Strings, Prayer

Dear Friend

Praying Silhouette 2 courtesy of Kai Stachowiak
Praying Silhouette 2 courtesy of Kai Stachowiak

We write our friends, call our friends, skype with our friends, messenger our friends, text our friends, and reach out to them in all kinds of ways these days.  But sitting in the living room of our hearts in front of the fireplace is a friend often passed by.

What a friend we have in Jesus.  Yet many times we overlook Him until the last minute when we are at our wit’s end and don’t know what to do.  I don’t want to overlook Him.  I want Him to be the first one I call.

So why do we tend to call on Him last?  Could it be we want human apathy?  We want someone who has gone through what we have gone through?  Well, the Bible tells us that Jesus is God and man.  He has had the earthly experience.  He has faced betrayal, abandonment, being beaten, spat upon, nailed to a cross, depression in the garden of Gethsemane, and the crowds who wanted more and more from Him to which He gladly gave of Himself day after day.  We are told that He can sympathize with us.

15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.

 Hebrews 4:15 ESV

He even understands the depth of our temptations.  Yet we call our friends first.  Don’t we all want to call on Jesus first in every situation?  This should be the state of our heart if we want to follow Him.

Won’t you join me in a challenge to call on Jesus first in everything?  To love the Lord our GOd with all our heart and all our soul and with all our mind.  Carrying everything to God in prayer Beloved.

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