My New Mantra
You are my friends if you do what I command. John 15:14
So what have I been doing to make that happen, and what do I need to do to accomplish it. I thought about that this morning in my time with the Lord. And here is what I was told:
Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10
I need to pray more, and in a way that keeps me focused and still. I spend too much time not being still in the Lord, trying to read His word instead, and worrying about how to serve Him (like Martha) instead of just listening to Him like Mary.
John, the beloved disciple, was always leaning on the bosom of Jesus listening to Him. He describes himself as the disciple whom Jesus loved. And the word he uses more in his gospel than all of the other gospels combined is "BELIEVE." Not do, not work, not serve, just believe.
So when I look at this mantra, it makes me want to pick up my sword and start slashing. But God has told me to choose the better part and be still, get to know Him, and become someone worth fearing.