God is looking for those who are willing to train for 911 First Responder positions!
Now for the most important part of the process of thinking, feeling and choosing TO FOLLOW THE WAY OF THE LORD AND SERVING GOD. When you choose God the next step is to surrender all to Him. What we must learn above all things is for us to now say…. GOD, LET YOUR WILL BE DONE, NOT MY WILL.
This is the key to the power of God Almighty in your life!
I shall be your God and you shall be my people.
God has a list of commands for His people and Jesus made them simple by putting them into two commandments. Those are to love God with all your heart, mind and soul and to love your neighbor as yourself. By doing those two commandments you will do all of them. That is what our Lord told us in His Word.
God’s commandments are not to be cherry picked by us to do the ones that come easy when it is the easiest to follow them. They are not to be rationalized, nor intellectualized into something that suits our will. To believe what you desire is what God desires is a big error.
The Bible has scriptures showing how hard it is to follow God’s will when all things appear to go against what is best for the person doing it at the time. When Jesus prayed in the garden of Gethsemane and great droplets of blood fell from his forehead, he was praying for strength to do God’s will and offer Himself up as the lamb of God to be a sacrifice for all sin. He who was the perfect firstborn without blemish and without sin, in the flesh yet prayed to His Father to take this cup from Him, but not His will be done but God’s will.
Following the Lord does not mean we will be free of temptation… it means the exact opposite. Evil forces will whisper many things to distract you from your purpose to serve. It is at those times prayer unceasing on a deep level is required.
This is our example that there are times that many are called to do the tough thing, the hardest thing for others. The first and the second commandment in action. Had God said… I will take this cup from you Son… no person would have been saved unless they could live a perfect, flawless life which was impossible for any born in the flesh to do in the flesh.
What the Lord did for all souls was to lay down His life that all might have life everlasting and more abundant than anything this world has to offer.
That being said, there are times that many have been called to lay down their life to save others from danger. A fireman running into a burning house to save someone they do not even know…is an act of putting the life of others before your own. I can’t even imagine being a fire fighter without having the strength of God and his love within their heart to do such heroic acts. I pondered this and I don’t recall ever seeing any fire fighters bragging about their saving a life nor hearing them brag it all up in a walk of news fame. We recognize them as a whole…and some say that’s their job, they get paid to do that and walk away. Others say you couldn’t pay me enough to do that. Yet, ask a firefighter and they will most all say, I chose to do that.
Most will say, thank God for our fire fighters and first responders.
I came across a video of what the fire department looks for in hiring someone to be a fire fighter.
In watching interviews of people applying for the position to be hired to be a fire fighter my thoughts went immediately to ….”What if we had to have an interview with God to be hired to serve Him? How do you think that would go…what would the questions be?”
I began to look at the free gift to do His will and not ours on a deeper level.
What would you do if God asked you, “If you are selected to serve me, where do you see yourself five years from now in that service?”
That one question was one that made me sit down and ponder many things.
This reminded me that God knows everyone’s heart and he knows everything we are capable of. He knows how to mold each person like clay to bring out their qualities to serve Him in the best ways. All he needs is a willing person who wants the position to serve and one who is willing to learn all God has to teach them so they can serve in the best capacity.
The beauty of God’s plan for each one of us is to just be willing to serve Him and He will teach us the rest.
The Lord’s interview process is simple…. He merely says….COME FOLLOW ME AND THE FATHER WILL SEND YOU THE HOLY SPIRIT WHO SHALL TEACH YOU ALL THINGS.
The sign on bonus is priceless, for the Lord also said, “And I shall dwell in you and you shall dwell in me.” And wait until you see his retirement plan!!!
Keep on Pressing into the Kingdom of God. Press, press, press!