Rush, Loyal or Both

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Well yes! I’m behind but maybe that was God’s design. I was out of town last Friday and it seemed that I just couldn’t get it together enough to write my “Loyal” post. Yes, it seems that my life this week has been in a “Rush”. And then when this weeks word popped up, I thought, “These words work perfectly together!
I know you’re probably wondering, how is that possible. They are such different words!

Proverbs 1:16

for their feet rush into evil, they are swift to shed blood.

 

When we think about “rush” it tends to always have a negative feel. In this world of “gotta get to done now!” We are always in a rush We rush down the road, rush through our days, rush our meals and rush our conversations just to get to the next thing. We are missing out on what could be. A beautiful field of wild flowers, a kind word from a coworker, a needed insight to our family’s day or a request for prayers from a friend who just learned some heart wrenching news. We rush…… we miss out and sometimes even sin because of it!

With so much rushing are we using any of it to “rush” to the arms of Jesus. Are we anxiously awaiting His arrival and marking our path out so it brings glory to Him? Are we?

Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting: “Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns.

Hallelujah! Our Lord God Almighty reigns! And I am grateful.

Now with all this talk about rush, how does that fall in line with loyal. To be loyal we must be still long enough to build relationships. That means a relationship with our Lord and relationships with others. Loyal equals Time!

 

1 Corinthians 13:7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

 

I use the picture of my grandson with his companion for this post. Most people believe that dogs are the most loyal. What are the character traits of a dog? Protector, unconditional love and will stay be your side to the very end. That is what Jesus is for us!

Are we going to rush through life and miss out on what He has for us? Are we going to be loyal to Him by staying in His word and sharing His glory with others?

1 Corinthians 11:1 Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.

If you’re gonna rush, rush into His arms. Be a loyal soldier for Christ!

Lord thank You! Thank you for being patient with me. Giving me grace and being my loyal companion through a life that sometime, a lot of times, seems to be too rushed. Amen!

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