Sermons can’t teach you to dance with the living Jesus. Let Him have your heart and lead you to always follow His steps. An unwilling heart won’t dance with Jesus. It avoids His presence.
Hearing and saying religious words doesn’t bring a human heart close to God. On going surrender to the living Jesus does! Let your heart join in the dance with the invisible Jesus.
Sports teams inspire, touch, fill, and capture many hearts. The risen Jesus is always inspiring, touching, filling, and capturing my heart!
Palm Sunday was about people in Jerusalem rallying to praise Jesus but a week later shouting, “Crucify Him.” It’s easy to praise Jesus but very hard to follow Him to the Cross — easy to go to church on Sunday but hard to listen to Him with an open heart and obey Him during the week.
The Bible demonstrates that there are two opposing sets of invisible beings working behind the scenes to influence people and capture their heart — angels and demons. One set humbly seeks to help us open wide our heart directly to God’s Spirit; the other proudly strives to deceive us and coerce us to keep our heart shut down to the Holy Spirit. If we don’t learn to discern the difference between these two sets of unseen influences and fully surrender out heart to God, we’ll wallow in various degrees of confusion and bondage.
Here are two times I believe angels rescued me and helped my heart overflow with gratitude to God: Once something invisible abruptly stopped me immediately before I ran in front of a speeding car that I hadn’t seen. Another time I accidently slammed a car door on my infant daughter in her baby carrier. I looked around and the sharp corner at the bottom of the door was touching her temple. I pulled the door back and there was a tiny red dot on her temple, but she was completely unhurt. In these two incidents I believe an angel saved my life and an angel saved me from a lifetime of horrible pain by rescuing my daughter from my carelessness. My heart is ever full of gratefulness to Jesus!