“Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father Who is in heaven. Many will say to Me on that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name and driven out demons in Your name and done many mighty works in Your name? And then I will say to them openly (publicly), I never knew you; depart from Me, you who act wickedly [disregarding My commands].” – Matthew 7:21-23 (AMPC)
Today’s blog was inspired by the Shunamite woman whose story is found in the book of 2 Kings 4. As humans, we encounter losses, gains, brokenness and blessings alike. As Christians, one of the greatest challenges of our journey is developing the discipline to respond to these changing conditions according to the Word of God. One of the most valuable lessons God is teaching me through this woman’s story is the importance of weighing our words in our hearts before they escape our mouths to set our lives on fire.