Wednesday, March 4, 2009

What does it mean to walk with Jesus?

Scripture asks, "Can two people walk together without agreeing on the direction"?

Jesus, two people cannot walk together unless they agree on which direction they're going. I have seen what my plans and choices produce. I am not impressed nor do I want the fruit of my selfish self-centered heart. Rather, I choose to walk with you. I want you Jesus to chart the course of our direction.

I know that Scripture says that "...flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of God." I also remember the passage that states, "There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death." My earthly thinking which is centered on self-reliance will not lead me to my Kingdom inheritance. Jesus, save me from the path that seems right in my own mind.

I cannot find the sweet spot of consistently walking with You unless I daily free myself of my worldly ideas and ways. I need to and I long to enthrone you as Lord Jesus in my heart every day.

Lord you said, "For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts." Lead me to your thoughts. Change me into a man who looks like Your Kingdom. I want to be moved by what moves you. For your sake I long to be found useful to you in my short time here on earth. I want my eyes to see what you see and ears to hear what you hear.

Truthfully it really isn't that hard to lay down my life and exchange my opinion will and desires for yours. Your ways are so much better than mine. The fruit that your Kingdom produces is everlasting. Your love wins and this is how I want to roll. Let your love roll-on in me and through me. Let the love of Jesus reign in me and in my City.

When my time here is done may it be said of me, "His time was spent for the Kingdom of God". May my City be changed and Jesus seen for who He really is.


  1. You have had some pretty amazing thoughts going on in your head lately. It is all about choices and not always choosing the easy path. I agree with you totally. That is my prayer daily.... let me see what you see...hear what you hear.... be moved by what moves you.... yes jesus!!!

  2. Excellent posting.
    I used to get so upset at myself because I would go about a 12 hour work day and at the end of the day, I would realize that I didn't pay any attention to Jesus. He was with me the entire day. He lives in me. I realized it would be like my husband Richard coming to work with me and me ignoring his presence the entire day! I would NEVER do that to him and if he did that to me, I would be so hurt. So, why was I doing it to my Lord, my brother, my Savior? I think it was because I had a head knowlege that He lives in me, but not a heart knowlege. I have since gotten so much better. Jesus loves me and He loves all His children and creation. He loves us so much that He waits patiently for our attention. Thank God for that!!!
    Lisa Sanders

  3. This is so true, John. SO true! What He has really is better for me than what i think feels right. Man, i needed to hear that, 'cause i have been wrestling lately, and my flesh always comes back rip-roaring. But that is all self-centered, and i can choose to put it in my past....and He is the warrior protecting my heart.

    ~ AdAm