- Jim Corbett
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“You are running out of time before your world changes drastically. The enemies of the cross and all that it stands for are marshaling their forces. They are planning their strategies to fulfill their plans. Although they are ultimately planning and scheming their way into doing what I have called into being long ago, anyone who is not close to Me will soon have no answers. I have told you to prepare. Some of you are listening and seeking intimacy with Me. Others of you have become foolish in your hearts, thinking that your comfortable world will continue forever. It will not.
"Your resistance to My warnings is disobedience. You know better. It is sin. It is selfishness. I warn you because you once had an open heart. I need to use you when there are no answers other than My answers. You need to be able to keep your head when others are losing theirs. You need to point many to Jesus. If you are not preparing to know Me intimately now, I will not be able to use you then. Wake up! Repent of your selfish ways and begin to understand your position in Me. I need you to grow up.”
2 Chr. 16:9 NIV
“For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him...”
Esther 4:13-14 AMP
13) Then Mordecai told them to return this answer to Esther. Do not flatter yourself that you shall escape in the king’s palace any more than all the other Jews.
14) For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance shall arise for the Jews from elsewhere, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows but that you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this and for this very occasion?
Proverbs 29:21 AMP
He who pampers his servant from childhood will have him expecting the rights of a son afterward.
Isaiah 48:3 NIV
“I foretold the former things long ago, my mouth announced them and I made them known; then suddenly I acted, and they came to pass.”
We, as Christians, need to continually discern the difference between the urgent and the important. The urgent is everything that distracts us from doing the perfect will of God. It is anything that fills our days with incessant needs that have little eternal worth. Most of it is simply called daily life. Although we obviously need to address life’s situations, we must shake ourselves loose from those things that are unnecessary, those things that are redirecting us from our participation in the Lord’s will.
The important is anything that God considers worth focusing on. As far as the Lord is concerned, important things have eternal worth. They are the reason we have been called into His presence. They are the reason Jesus died. They are the reasons we seek the Lord to find our portion in His plans.
Teach me what is important to You, Lord,