My husband preached a sermon two Sundays ago and the title of it was "What is that to you?". I have to say it spoke VOLUMES to me!! I sat there and listened to that sermon like the Lord was talking directly to me. And~~I know He was through my husband.
Mike used John 21:20-25 where Peter is asking Jesus about John. Now, remember, Peter is the bull-headed, hot-headed disciple and, believe it or not, I totally relate to him. I am all of those things and more.
Here is where it really gets to my gut~when Jesus answered Peter He said, "If I will that he remain till I come, what is that to you? YOU follow Me." Then some gossip went out that Jesus said John wouldn't die and that is not what He said.
Basically, if Jesus decided that John would not die till He comes what is that to Peter. Jesus wanted Peter to just follow Him and not worry about what everybody else was doing.
Here comes the sticking part with me~I don't need to know what everybody else is doing~I just need to do what Jesus has called me to do. Sometimes I get so distracted with what everybody else is doing I neglect to do what I am supposed to be doing.
Since that sermon I have really tried to stay focused on what I am called to do. I have stepped up the schooling and getting my kids where they need to be, spiritually and physically. I am happy to report that we have stayed on track with our Bible reading for the last week and a half. We have read more books than we were reading and our chores have been getting done.
Now, I didn't say everything has been perfect but my focus has been different and to me that is very important. I have a long way to go and I am sure that I will have to be directed back on track again. I am thankful for this message from God through the faithfulness of my husband. I know his heart and I know he wants to be God's servant in the ministry.
Keep on keeping on my fellow Christians!! In Christ's Name!!