To say that I am struggling is an understatement, as my flesh constantly wants to be fed and sulks like a baby if it does not get its way!
The sermon delivered last Sunday challenged me about the level of commitment we must possess when working for God. How desperately do we want to be used by God? An important point highlighted was that affection for the things of God is a major driver and catalyst, which motivates our obedience and diligence.
During a fast, we need to understand the objective, and ask God for a ‘die hard’ level of grace to complete the given task. This is highlighted in Job 13 verses 14 – 15:
Why do I put myself in jeopardy and take my life in my hands? Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him; I will surely defend my ways to his face.
When you have a genuine affection for someone or something, it makes the tasks much easier to perform, and reduces the struggles. May God provide us with the grace to be affectionate, passionate and diligent for His things!
It is not surprising that most of us are willing to do anything for our loved ones during that passionate period of courting! No mountain is too high to climb and no distance too far to walk!
Shalom – Love Never Fails
©Insight for the Day 2014