Jesus, what do you want to say?

Over the past month we have been talking a lot about working to reframe our moments in light of Jesus. Though this discipline has the ability to produce awesome results, the reality is that it can be quite difficult in the course of our ordinary lives. The major obstacles are becoming aware of our need to set our eyes on Christ, staying mindful of him long enough to become aware of what Jesus is saying or nudging us to do, and finally deciding to believe how he would have us see the moment and live into it.

 Once we make time to set our mind upon Christ, the next most difficult thing is to bring our emotions into submission unto him. Roaming thoughts and elevated feelings tend to block our seeing and hearing Christ. Taking time to corral and lay these at Jesus’ feet opens us up to hearing his voice. Personally, I find it helpful to ask, “Jesus what do you want to say?” and then listen quietly for his voice. Once you sense a response, write it down, claim it, and then invite the Holy Spirit to empower you to live into how Christ is directing you to see and live the moment.        ~ Pastor Mitch

 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:  And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.  Ps 139:23-24