Today I attended a celebration service of one of our dear church friends’ grandaddy. James and Kasey Hawkins have become so very dear to me and close to my heart. I don’t know why. We don’t hang out a lot or anything like that but over the years God has brought their picture up in my mind MANY times. When you pray for someone over time, they just become very dear to you. Well, this week, his grandaddy went home to be with his Lord. He KNEW Jesus. I’m talking about to the extent that he even knew it was his time to go home. It makes me so reflective when I am in those situations. It poses many questions in my mind…
Do I do enough to tell others about how awesome my Jesus is?
Do I tell others how to be SURE they are going to heaven?
But as people spoke about this great man of God, it made me think… what will others SAY about me when I’m gone? It makes you think, doesn’t it? Sure they will be nice and say nice things like…
Oh, she smiles a lot
she talks a lot
she sent me a card…
but will they KNOW that I knew Jesus? Does my life reflect Him every day? Do I get up each morning and put fear in the devil or does he not even know I’m here because I’m not really a threat? Do my friends know that I love them? Have I done enough to let Jesus love others through me? I’ll be pondering these things over the next several days for sure. I think many times we get caught up being ‘busy’ for the Lord but are we really being effective? Big difference.
I’m always striving for simplicity because it makes sense to me. It calms me. I can be more effective if I’m headed in one direction than in 10 directions.
Hmmm, makes you think, doesn’t it?
Keep it Simple