Early hours one morning I heard a voice say to me “Change is within a stones throw” and on looking this up in the bible, I found just one passage that could possibly relate to this message which is Luke 22:41. In the KJV this is rendered as “A stones cast.”
Change can come from praying, change in us, and change in others and the world too. In this section notice they were sleeping…. they were not watchful, they did not listen to the advice of Jesus our God but if they had been praying instead of sleeping they would not be led into temptation, they would be ready and not caught off guard. It is only a stones throw, is it so hard to walk a stones throw? to take those steps? To pray to God is as easy to do as walking a stones throw, to give Him our cares and worship our God and work on our relationship with Him, to keep our focus on Him. To seek wisdom to know what we should do and when to do it. To seek His Grace and Mercy.
But how things so rapidly change. Judas turns up betraying Jesus and the lives of the disciples would forever change. Change is within a stones throw, I believe a big change is coming and it is just a stones throw away. The world is changing and we must be praying, we must be taking these steps to avoid temptation and we must be seeking the will of God and doing the will of God. Is it so hard to walk a stones throw?
God said of Jesus “And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.” The father told us to listen to Jesus and Jesus tells us to use His name to pray to the Father. So let us listen to Jesus and pray to avoid temptation. Let us read the word He gave us and see what He has to say. Let us speak His word! We can be good at seeking God for what we want, but do we seek God for what He wants? What He wants is always what is best for us.
Much is to do with the condition of our hearts, may God change our heart by throwing away this heart of stone and placing a heart of flesh filled with His Spirit within us.
God said in Ezekiel 36:26 “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them.”
All scriptures are taken from the NKJV