398. Listen

“Listen to my voice; then I will be your God and you shall be my people. Walk in all the ways that I command you, so that you may prosper.” Jeremiah, chapter 7, verse 23

We wish to be happy. We ardently want to be of the family of God. It’s good to be told, “Listen to my voice; then, I will be your God and you shall be my people,” my family. We’re happy.

God invites us to follow the prescribed path. What is the prescribed path? Eliminate what makes us stumble, get away from what leads to evil, keep away from taking something for granted, stop wanting to control, let go of all that is useless, etc., trust, and live in peace and joy.

The resolve to focus on Christ is the only prescribed path. If we embark resolutely on following Jesus, we will want to convert more to him. Do we want to have Jesus as our Lord and Saviour and trust in him completely?
To trust in Jesus is essential. That too is our mission. Let’s take the path he prescribes. Jesus tells us:
“I am the way, the truth and the life.” John, chapter 14, verse 6

He did not say he’s the obstacle, the lie and the death. Jesus said he is “the way, the truth and the life”.

To get away from the way, the truth and the life in God is to harm us, then to harm others. It’s important to ask God for the grace to remain in his joy. Let’s ask for the grace to stay with Jesus.

We are created for Jesus, we’re created for Love.

The new American Bible, 2011-2014
Book: Joy in heaven!, Normand Thomas