“The main thing’s to keep the main thing the main thing.” JESUS is the MAIN THING!
2 Keep my commands and you will live; guard my teachings as the apple of your eye. 3 Bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart.
Fortunately for us, God HAS ALREADY written them on our hearts:
15 The Holy Spirit also testifies to us about this [the fact that Jesus is making us perfect]. First he says: 16 “This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord. I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds.” Hebrews 10:16
All we have to do is get serious about following Christ. If we would quit worrying about our own happiness and start focusing on doing His will, we would find that we become channels for His love, His grace, His peace, His hope, and His joy! The best way I know to be happy is to focus on making Christ happy.
Jesus gave us a special promise. John recorded it in his book:
21 Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him.” John 14:21
- Do we have His commands? Yes, in two ways: we have His written commands in the Bible, and His commands that are written on our hearts.
- Do we keep them? It depends on where our focus is.
- The Father loves us! WOW! That’s BIG!
- Jesus loves us and reveals Himself to us. That’s BIG, too.
Let’s pray that as we go through each day, we will look for Jesus to reveal Himself to us in some form or fashion. As He does, we will know His will; let’s DO IT and be blessed!