Thursday, September 13, 2007


I originally posted this on another site on September 4, 2006...
Today I will attempt a Martha Stewart bring order and simplicity to life...spiritual life, that is. Okay, seriously, in my time with God this morning, He reminded me of the ease and simplicity of this thing we call Christianity. Oswald Chambers once said, "A disciple of Christ is one over whom Jesus writes the word "Mine". So, I was thinking, many are saved and heaven-bound by simply believing and confessing (John 3:16-17). But to be a disciple of Christ denotes ownership. We become His intimate possession for whom He is now responsible. He says that "Ye shall be my witnesses unto Me" (Acts 1:8). It is not a matter of DOING anything for Him but rather, as O.C. puts it, "being a perfect delight to Him." Yes! That's it-to be His intimate possession takes all of the pressure off of us. We are to live and move and have our being in Him-that is all! Any plans or courses of action, well, that is His business, and He said He will direct and order our steps on a need-to-know basis (apparently He feels I don't usually need to know until the very last minute on most things, but I digress). Being in daily, vital union with Him-that is all that we must see to today and tomorrow and every day for the rest of our lives. That is why He says that His yoke is easy and His burden is light--when joined to Him, as animals are to one another, HE carries the weight of it all and we have only to go in the same direction as He. Oh the sweet simplicity of being His! Even Martha Stewart would recognize that as "a good thing!"