Matt.24:42- So, you too must keep watch, for you don’t know what day your LORD is coming.
I am reading a book by Francis Chan (Crazy Love) which I have been unable to finish because I keep reading and re-reading. If you like the message to sink deep you probably know what I am talking about-especially the eighth chapter- the profile of the obsessed, in one part Chan talks about His Wife’s Granma, Clara. An example of a person consumed by Jesus.
They once attended a play together, during intermission; Francis leaned over and asked what she thought of the play. Her response astonished me, “I really don’t want to be here right now” she went on to say- “I just don’t know if this is where I want to be when Christ returns. I’d rather be helping someone or on my knees praying. I don’t want him to return and find me seated in a theatre.”
How about that?
I have read her response so many times, pondered on it so hard and I realized that, it’s to be my life slogan.
Is this where I want Jesus to find me when He returns?
Having what Grandma Clara had in mind will help us live our lives for Jesus every moment of the day
Whatever am doing at this moment will I be mortified if He comes back?
Will I shun away if he comes back?
Is it all in any way glorifying Jesus?
Will I look down or I will be okay, and be like yikes! FINALLY.
Where am at is it where I want to be found
Whatever am doing is it what I want to be found doing
What I am thinking is it what I want to be found thinking
Can I have Him every moment in my mind, can I constantly be thinking about His return. If that happens, it will change a lot of who I am and a lot of what I do, it will place a demand inside of me to do only what He wants me to do and that calls for me to always be In-tune with Him, listening to every word He says. A passion for communion with Him, an infatuation to His voice, an addiction to His Word, an obsession with Jesus.
Only Him. All about Him
(So then whether you eat or drink, or whatever you may do, do all for the honor and the glory of God, work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for thr Lord rather than for people)
“A GOOD PLACE TO BE FOUND”
A person who is obsessed thinks about heaven frequently. Obsessed people orient their lives eternity; they are not fixed only on what is here in front of them- Francis Chan: