Monday, March 8, 2010

Are You Flossing?

How often do you workout?

How often do you change the sheets on your bed?

How often do you take a shower?

How often do you grocery shop?

How often do you change the oil in your car?

How often do you floss?

How often do you eat?

How often do you read the Bible?

How often do you talk with God?

How often do you experience God?

Now I will admit some of these questions are a bit personal. Some are more serious than others. And some really do have a critical impact to your day. As a girlie who cannot spend too many hours between meals…food is definitely not something I just ‘forget’ often.

It’s that last little question on the list…

How often do you experience God?

Is it daily?

Or rather is our experience of God a past memory. A memory of a salvation moment many years ago?

Or maybe we can think back to a time a few years, weeks, months, days ago?

May we know that experiencing God is meant to be daily.

If we are in a purposeful relationship with Jesus, we are experiencing Him daily.

If we are purposefully praying for what we need…

Give us today our daily bread. Matthew 6:11

We need to know that God is purposeful in supplying our need…

Jesus responded, "The real significance of that Scripture is not that Moses gave you bread from heaven but that my Father is right now offering you bread from heaven, the real bread. The Bread of God came down out of heaven and is giving life to the world."
They jumped at that: "Master, give us this bread, now and forever!"
Jesus said, "I am the Bread of Life. The person who aligns with me hungers no more and thirsts no more, ever. I have told you this explicitly because even though you have seen me in action, you don't really believe me. Every person the Father gives me eventually comes running to me. And once that person is with me, I hold on and don't let go. I came down from heaven not to follow my own whim but to accomplish the will of the One who sent me.
John 6:32-38 (The Message)

For Jesus fulfills every need, purposefully and perfectly!

Oh, and the purpose of this relationship with Jesus…its meant to be a daily thing.

May we be encouraged that He has an experience for us everyday…that means today too!

GOD, your God, is with you every step you take. Joshua 1:9 (The Message)

May we be passionate about experiencing our Jesus today.

***Oh and just so you know…I am dental hygienist on an extended sabbatical so don’t go admitting to me you are not flossing on a daily basis!


Cindy said...

This one is going to make me think...A Lot! I know I walk with Jesus daily but since my hubs lost his job last year and our lives changes SO much...(he's home everyday)...I don't seem to take that DAILY quiet time I used to.
Why is that will be my question today. Why did I just stop spending quiet time with God just because my hubby is home? Why have I not been able to get back in the habit of quiet time? I didn't quit brushing my teeth or taking a shower or eating...hmmm!
Oh girlfriend, you have given me LOTS to ponder today!
God's Blessings to you today!

~*~KIMBERLY~*~ said...

A little comic relief is great.

On a serious note... I revel in the Jesus experience. I love Him so much. Praise HIS name.

Jami @ livelaughlove5 said...

Amen Sister! It's about moment by moment dependence isn't it?! He is so faithful. He loves to reveal Himself to us. Sometimes, we can get so caught up in the "noise" of life that we just don't notice though. May this not be! I just love Him and you too!

Amy@LivinginHarmony said...

Everytime I think I am learning to look to experience Him daily life hits and hits hard so I miss that quiet time to connect with Him. I will continue to pnder your questions over the next few days to try to understand why my time with God is the first thing I seem to let go of when a time crunch happens. Like Cindy (in the first comment) said I don't let any of my other daily activities go why would I lay down the thing I need the most.

Lori said...

Oh, to be in alignment with him everyday, sharing all day long with Him. Giving Him my "first-fruits," ---time with Him the first part of the day helps me see Him all day long.

Hugs, Lori
PS It's a good thing I'm a flosser!

Joyful said...

Oh, needing some of that experience today my friend.

In passionate pursuit of Him,