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Consider with me the precious promise from Jesus: “I am with you always.” How often we encourage ourselves with those words! And I’m afraid we also find excuse for compromising with those words.  Does  it make us less sensitive to our behavior?  Are we more aware of sinful acts or attitudes?  Do we take advantage of his promise and follow our own wants since we have his promise?

I suggest we turn the table on Jesus today and say, “I am with you always.” Imagine not going anywhere that Jesus is not there first inviting me to come. Imagine not doing anything that is not patterned after Jesus in which he says he does nothing but what he sees the Father do. Imagine not saying anything which is not said in love, wisdom, and discernment.

Thank you, Jesus, for being with me always. I’m really considering vowing a vow that I will always be with you. Can I do that?   I’m reminded of the child’s song, “Oh be careful, Little Hands, what you do; Oh be careful Little Hands what you do.  There’s a Father up above who is looking down in love, Oh be careful, Little Hands, what you do.” the message continues to Little Feet, Little Eyes, Little Ears, Little Mouth.

I know I’m wholly dependent on grace and mercy. I’m not saved by works; I am saved “unto good works.”  I’m talking where the rubber meets the road. We need to evaluate what we do, where we go, what we say, what we see, what we hear.  

Evaluation day, not terribly pleasant, but important.

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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9 Responses to OH, BE CAREFUL, LITTLE HANDS…..

  1. Debbie says:

    I love this: ‘Imagine not going anywhere that Jesus is not there first inviting me to come.’ Thank you for the challenge today!

    • oneta hayes says:

      Thank you, Debbie, for the time to give me encouragement by your comment. Are you a Debbie Rodgers whom I know? My maiden name was Rodgers. I can’t find a blog for you. Have a good day and be blessed. 😀

    • oneta hayes says:

      That would take keeping my eyes on Jesus for sure. But is I did that and he bid me come, I might just try it. Some fools walk on burning coals and they certainly last the eyes on Jesus and his invitation to come. But since I can’t swim, I doubt He would put me to that test. I love the “Jesus put out his hand and caught him” part of that story. Thrilling! Just try obedience to Jesus and watch how he rescues you/me. Good day, Pranab.

  2. Faye says:

    When you accept that surrender to God and asking Him to FILL YOU WITH HIS HOLY SPIRIT. Not an exercise of human spirit but the reality of why Christ died and rose again. Now the God the Holy Spirit can LIVE in you and walking with HIM. means that He will constantly lead and guide. His Voice will correct! Direct! and ever, ever point to Jesus Christ and His atoning death on the Cross.
    Relationship with God as ‘abba Father’ is certainly not a ‘religion’. Praise God and Praise God!

  3. oneta hayes says:

    A real love for the Lord will make one want to act in a way that brings glory to God. “That they may see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven.”

  4. I love the challenge to evaluate ourselves and test it to see if it is honoring God. Sometimes our busyness blinds us and we are not intentional about what we are doing, seeing, thinking. Thank you!

    • oneta hayes says:

      Kind and encouraging words. Thank you. You are right that we need to intentionally do something by which to honor God. So often even communicating with Him is taken for granted. Get out of our comfort zones with God makes for an exciting life. Now that I have “my wings clipped” by age and health, I find it less exciting to walk new adventures with him. Blogging helps, and I believe it is His will for me. I do have new experiences in this way. Thank you for the comment. I love bloggers who like to communicate! 😀

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