Getting Back to the SMIT (Devotion)
The things that Jesus said and did during His lifetime on earth, absolutely amaze me. The kind of amazement that if one’s little grey cells pondered the depth and extent of His interactions, they might evaporate with a little ka-poof sound as a plume of smoke escapes from the ears.
Most recently, though, it’s Jesus’ first recorded words that have left a major impression on me.
In Luke 2, Jesus remained at the temple following the annual Passover Feast. His parents, who realised this a bit later on the journey home, returned to the temple in a state of worry and found Him sitting with the teachers, engaging in conversations well beyond that of a 12 year old.
When questioned by His parents about why he stayed back, Jesus replied:
“How is it that you had to look for Me? Did you not see and know that it is necessary [as a duty] for Me to be in My Father’s house and [occupied] about My Father’s business?” (Luke 2:49 AMP)
Even at the age of 12, Jesus knew His identity and His purpose. It was what drove every single moment of His life. Simply, He was about His Father’s business.
I like to think of it as S.M.I.T – the single most important thing.
With Jesus being our role model and example to follow, it really is a challenging thought: is every moment and part of my life driven by this same single most important thing?
And, even more confronting, do I let other things (e.g. hobbies, sport, entertainment or family) become the single most important thing, instead?
I’m so thankful that we have the Holy Spirit to help us live out the single most important thing of our Christian lives. After all, it’s a lifestyle over a lifetime, and with His help, we can start living it to the full right from this moment.Comment on Facebook Comment on Twitter
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