Be Christ-Centered

17 And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child. 18 And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart. 20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them. ~ Luke 2:17-20

An angel came to the shepherds while they were watching their sheep to give them the news of the birth of Jesus the Christ. Then there was with that one angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God. When the angel and the heavenly host vanished, what did the shepherds do? They went to see what they had just been told.

Many of us hear of great things happening around us, revivals breaking out, healings and miracles taking place, but very few of us get up and go see if what we’ve heard is true or not. We don’t go for ourselves. We don’t have the same desires and drives as the shepherds did 2,000 years ago, and I believe it’s because we no longer have the same focus.

The shepherds were watching their flock by night. They were performing their God-given call. Many, if not the majority, of us don’t even know what our call is. And many of us don’t have a desire to find out what that call or will God has for our life is. Why? Because we’re not Christ-centered. Those shepherds weren’t just chosen at random; they were doing their jobs waiting for the long-awaited Messiah. They were Christ-centered. If we want God to move in our lives, we have to be Christ-centered and willing to go wherever He leads us. We have to be willing to do anything just to get a glimpse of the King of kings and LORD of lords, a glimpse of Jesus, the Messiah.

Peace. Love. Go Forth and Be Christ-Centered.

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