I have never been a genius, but I have always been intelligent. I have not always been wise, but I have always been intelligent. I have not always applied my intelligence. God gave me a good mind, a quick one, one that reasons well and thinks fast, witty. But that speed of thought and high IQ never served me when I was thinking in my heart selfishly. When I was proud and self-serving, my intelligence was not able to be applied to the people around me. It was strong enough to carry me well but not strong enough to make a difference to others. Intelligence only becomes wisdom with God’s help and with humility and love or God and love of others. Then wisdom happens. It is always a reward from God and always an answer to a humble prayer. Then, with God and the right heart, intelligence converts into wisdom and even genius. ❤
Busch Gardens was packed today as I took my kids there for the last day of our passes, and crowds were thick for every ride, every show. And as I stood with my daughter on the top of the line (almost finished with our 45 minute wait) awaiting the skyride, I looked out over those in line behind us. I saw many people en masse, many cultures, many languages, many religions. I had a sudden burden for the many I was seeing who were lost spuritually. I had a sudden burdened heart for people and prayed for their salvation right there and then. So many there. And Jesus had that burden for His people who rejected Him in Jerusalem and all Israel. And how He must have that same thing over any of His precious created ones who reject Him. I felt it today for my fellow created ones. I saw people even at such an entertaining and beautiful place as Busch Gardens still unable to look away from their cell phones. I saw some people ignoring their kids, preferring their phones, I saw people in Burkas, I saw Hindi third eyes marked, I saw people bored and irritated. Perhaps some or most of these were saved but it felt like many were not. My heart felt a burden for them. I prayed. And I think that is what we need to do. When we are burdened, pray. Then be the best example and light possible. And who knows what a difference that makes. God knows. Someday we will know also in eternity.❤
I absolutely love this song. I forgot about it until God reminded me today of it. If we had a heart as this song represents, what glorious light we would be to the world.❤❤❤
Accepting Jesus Christ as your Savior invites Jesus into your heart and soul. He figuratively knocks patiently and lovingly on our heart’s door until we let Him into it. We have to allow Him in as Master, however, and where most people want Him in as roommate or friend with all the living benefits, it is harder for people to want Him in as Master and Lord because this is in direct opposition to our pride and ego, rather narcissistic in tendency at times (or some live there). But Jesus is Almighty God, One of the Godhead, and must be Master. It is simply the natural order of things and He lovingly knows that He is best suited at the position. He can do much much more for us when He takes the reins for He is all- powerful. But He loves our free will and allows it, dictates we keep it, so that when we allow Him in, it is true and free love to Him back.
This whole concept is beautiful and really conveys Jesus’ deep love and frankly respect for each of us.
So, when Jesus is finally invited in as Master, He rules with love and gentility and the fruits of the Spirit. He is not a harsh dictator as His enemy is (who tries to break down your door and demands to be master and wants you dead- stark contrast). Where the enemy’s idea of being master is controlling and domineering you, Jesus superior idea is to guide and strengthen and empower you to do n what you were designed to do in a healthy and peaceful, joyous way. The contrast is incredible.
So, accept Jesus into your heart and soul as Master and see for yourself how beautiful He keeps making you and your life and mind as time goes on in prayer and His Word. It is beautiful!!!❤