who often makes a statement during the most trying times as well as celebratory
times. "I just want to be saved." Sounds like a simple statement doesn’t it?
Yet those six words sum it all up for me! Truly regardless of how many
encounters, retreats or even witnessed miracles I may experience. When it all
comes down to it, I just want to be saved. One of my biggest fears would be to
hear Jesus say, " I never knew you". What an eternal blow that would be.
All of hundred, maybe thousands of demons casted out, all of the titles, the
genre of church routines, the serving, sacrificing, offerings and traveled
miles, all fixed in a memory for you to replay over and over again as you
scratch your head spending eternity in a burning hell. I really thought about
this and decided this morning that I may need to check my spiritual compass. A
compass is defined as a navigation device or instrument used for determining
direction. A magnet is inside which causes the needle to give the "lost" a
sense of direction. We cannot see the actual magnetic fields of the
north and south poles which because of their opposite attraction vie for which
direction we should take, but we do can use it to get a indication if we are
heading in the right direction. Like with any journey, we all have to have had
a starting point somewhere. Different points of beginning. You remember.
That initial loving draw that brought you to know Jesus Christ as the one and
only Lord of all. When you KNEW you were heaven bound and confident in the
direction you were heading in, because you checked your spiritual compass daily
by ingesting His word and communicating with HIM as well as listening to HIM.
Get your compass out. What direction does it say
that you are heading in? If you think you are a little lost or have gotten off
track, remember your starting points. Can’t find your way back? The WORD will
always direct you and as we know, The HOLY SPIRIT will lead you and guide you
unto all truth! We have a constant guide to keep on us track as long as we
allow HIM to lead. Oh I know so well, how we can get comfortable with our
prefabricated prayers and experiences to think at times that we know the way. I
‘ve been there only to find that when I finally stopped, I was shocked to see
that I went on ahead without HIM! My how this world can make us so delusional
as to think that we know the way. Jesus said that "I AM the way". But, even
while desolate and powerless, we can call HIM. "Hey, ummm Holy Spirit… I am
lost here. Can you help me?" We turn and find HIM right there with us,
saying…"Are you ready for ME to lead now?". HE never leaves us alone, we are
never out of sight! He’ll even send others to help you. Like they used to
tell us when we went on field trips in elementary school…"Stay with your group",
keep up with the teacher". You can tell by the fruits of your group and your
leaders. But I caution you…know HIM for yourself. He won’t say I never knew
This month for me will be going back the basics and
making sure that I am going in the right direction.