Romans 10:15 ….“How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news of good things!”
The season has changed not just in the natural but also in the spiritual. It’s time to leave yesterday behind and to press into the fullness of our walk with God. Where we grow into maturity and bear fruit for the kingdom of God. This has been a season where the word ‘Witnesses’ has been so impressed on my heart. There is a call a clarion call for the sons and daughters of God to shine in this season. To GO, and to seek and save the lost. We have been called to follow Christ not just for personal salvation, not just to be part of a movement but to be Christ’s hands and feet to our world. To get out of our comfort zone and our satisfaction remaining enclosed within the church walls and seek those who are dead in sin.
The great men and women of God in church history were not celebrated because they had great church services and have glorious worship experiences. They are recognised because of their love and abandonment to the work of God. Look at the life of John Wesley, George Muller, William and Catherine Booth. They gave their lives and truly laid it down for others. That all may encounter the fullness of redemption through Christ Jesus.
Mark 12:28–31 Then one of the scribes an expert in Mosaic Law came up and listened to them arguing with one another, and noticing that Jesus answered them well, asked Him, “Which commandment is first and most important of all?” Jesus answered, “The first and most important one is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul life, and with all your mind thought, understanding, and with all your strength.’ This is the second: ‘You shall unselfishly love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
Yes, for us to truly embrace the entirety of the cross we must maintain, by the grace of God, a vibrant heart and a spirit truly abandoned and in love with God. We must fulfil the first commandment of loving God with everything. God must be the air we breath and the reason we live, not merely a song we sing.
The first commandment is about abiding and remaining in communion with God. Remaining connected to Jesus, the Word and the source of life. Fruitfulness cannot be achieved apart from a continual relationship with God.
John 15:4–5 Remain in Me, and I will remain in you. Just as no branch can bear fruit by itself without remaining in the vine, neither can you bear fruit, producing evidence of your faith unless you remain in Me. I am the Vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in Me and I in him bears much fruit, for otherwise apart from Me that is, cut off from vital union with Me you can do nothing.
Lack of abiding in God and having a loving relationship with Him makes being a witness a burden and a chore. In fact when our hearts goes cold for those lost in sin, it’s usually a clear indication that there is a disconnection in our abiding with God, because Jesus came to seek and save the lost. So as we remain connected and abide in His Word, His passion for the lost becomes ours.
The fruit of achieving the first commandment is beautiful feet, feet that go, feet that are compelled to seek, to pray, to cry till God kingdom is fully manifested into the hearts of men. True Christianity in the words of Christ is no less than, loving God and loving others. Beautiful feet that is so in love with God, that it’s heart pounds with an hunger and thirst to see the King of glory lifted up high in the life’s of those who are yet to know Him. Do you have #beautifulfeet? 👣
Heavenly Father we pray for your grace, to keep our eyes focused on you. Keep our hearts with a passion and desire to abide and remain with you. Lord we pray that every area of our lives that is disconnected from you that you will heal and reconnect. Lord have your way in our hearts, minds and souls. Birth in our hearts a passion for the lost and give us beautiful feet in Jesus mighty name we pray, Amen.👣