Jesus at the Center
Joshua 3:3 (AMP) “When you see the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God being carried by the Levitical priests, then you shall set out from where you are and follow it."
How often do we see all that God is doing and follow after Him? I think many of us struggle to see what God is doing in our lives because we are too focused on ourselves. It really doesn't take a lot to hear from our Father. It begins with showing up. As we show up, we can begin to talk to Him and then incline our ear to hear and listen. This requires silence. Silence would require no cell phone or tv or tablet being in front of you, the sounds are off, many of us would need our kids asleep - no distractions. Even if you get 5 minutes a day of these silent moments, don't pass it up for something else.
Nothing is more important than your quiet time. When you hear from God take notes on what He speaks to you. Don't wait for an audible voice, but it's that still small voice. The one that says yes or no to a situation. The one that gives you peace in a storm. When you know what God has for you, run after it! Follow Him! Let go of the selfish desires, lay down what you think is more important and give it to Him. He will have something in store for you that is so much greater! I wish there was a better way to say this, I wish I could say it in a way that everyone would have that revelation right away, but all I know to say is spend time with Jesus every single day. If you miss a day or two, just get right back on track. Don't allow the enemy to beat you up over it, just keep calm and keep on. Follow Him in all you do. Put Jesus at the center of it all - your marriage, your job, your decisions. Keep Him at the center and allow your fears, your uncertainties, your worries to dissipate. He really is the answer to our problems. Seek Jesus and pursue His ways above your ways.
Colossians 1:17 (ESV) And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.