Rattle My Cage

by | Apr 30, 2023 | faithfully, Service

“Only fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things he has done for you.” (1 Samuel 12:24 ESV)

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” (Colossians 3:23-24 ESV)

I had a friend, a very long time ago, who was on the ambulance with me.  We were, and still are, good friends even though we don’t see each other very often. He likes to tease people. His favorite phrase was who rattled your cage? I heard that a lot from him because he knew I could take what he dished out at me and give it right back. 

I got to thinking last night. God is rattling our cages. He wants us to fight our way out of whatever cage is holding us prisoner. What has you in a cage? 

As I was sitting here thinking about it, God showed me several cages holding me. I won’t go into all of them. But the one I will talk about is boldness. I am basically a shy person until I get to know you. Then I come out of my shell somewhat. God said this cage holding me back from walking in what He has for me is boldness. 

I need to be bolder. I agree. I am working on it but it gets hard. I speak to people when I am out and about and if they don’t speak back, oh well. I don’t push the issue. I am that way about talking about God. Oh, I can do it here because I am not face to face with you and can’t see your expression as you read it.

God wants us to boldly telling others about Him. He wants the world to know that the time when Jesus is coming back for His church is coming quickly. The time is now to let God rattle your cage and for us to go out and rattle some cages and tell them what a wonderful God we serve. So get your boldness going and go out and rattle some cages of your own. Tell them Jesus loves them and He is coming back soon.

Have a great day everyone. 

Kathy Keller
Writer and Prayer warrior with Answers2PrayerMinistries
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Rattle My Cage