Who’s Throne

“When your shoulders droop under life’s pressure, get off the throne!”
The pandemic. The election. The US capital. The media. Social media. Any one of these can lead to personal unrest depending on your point of view.
I’ve said it. Others have said it, “Remember, God is on the throne. We know how the Book ends.”
This answer still begs the question, “Which throne?” Yes, God is on the throne of the universe. The very throne Satan envied, wanted and still wants to sit on.
Yet there is another important throne – the one in your heart. It’s the seat of your will and choices.
The Jesus believer has been given Christ’s mind and nature; thus, they can make the right choices.
If the truth that God is on the throne of the universe is to mean anything to them, however, they must choose to let Jesus sit on the throne of their heart.
How do you know who’s sitting there? Examine your feelings and choices. If you are not experiencing peace, it’s you.
Peace, despite life’s pressures, will only come when you choose to listen to and then follow Jesus, the rightful heir to the throne of your heart.

Eat a Fish Sandwich

“Faith doesn’t always mean that God changes your situation. Sometimes it means He changes you.” Steven Furtick
It was getting rather late by the time Jesus was done teaching. Go figure, a long winded preacher! On this particular day, Jesus did it on purpose to see how His men would react.
5,000 people hung on His every word. And while hanging out with them, the Twelve approached Him and said, “Hey, You’ve got to disperse them now!”
He replied, “Nope, you feed them.” Their stress levels went through the roof.
After checking their pockets, they knew they didn’t have enough money to buy food for all. After checking with their eyes, they knew they didn’t have enough food either.
Jesus did this to test them. Would they resort to handling this challenge on their own or would they look to and trust Him?”
Jesus then put His plan into action. He took what they had – five loaves of bread and two fish – and made enough fish sandwiches to satisfy all 5,000 and more.
We live in very challenging days. Will your stress levels go through the roof because you’re trying to solve each day’s challenges on your own? Or, will you stay calm. Look to Jesus and ask how He wants to solve them?
Keep your blood pressure low. Eat a fish sandwich today made by Jesus.