We have to let go of some things in our life.
Things that divide us.
What do you look forward to each day?
What is your “me” time?
Does relaxing involve escape, or focusing your energies on the eternal?
One of the most profound realizations in my life over the past several months, is that God wants to be the place where I rest.
After a hard day, He wants me to come to Him to be refreshed.
When I am stressed out in my work, He wants to be the one who I talk to, vent to, run to.
Escaping into a book, watching TV, surfing the internet, playing computer games, Wii, X-box- none of these things are sinful in themselves- but they can become crutches- bad habits.
Places we run.
God wants us to be fully aware in this life- vigilant, expectant– looking for opportunities to serve and witness- to bring glory to His Name.
When we fail to seek Him- we don’t know His will- where He is calling us- and we live with our eyes down- world-focused, self-focused.
He wants us to lift our eyes- to live with eternity on our minds.
I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;
4 indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord watches over you—
the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
6 the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;
8 the Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.
Hold on to God.
O Lord, how you long to comfort us. It must grieve your Spirit to see us race away to other things seeking the comfort you long to give. How much pain could we avoid by simply running to your arms? Letting you hold us- strengthen us, tenderly whisper truth and hope in our ear. Forgive me Lord for all the years that have been filled with seeking comfort in anyone or anything else except you. You are my shield and my defender. You are my advocate. I am your child. Come Lord Jesus -I seek your comfort and peace. Thank you for your patience that I don’t deserve. Sweet, precious Grace. Grace that is greater than all my sin. All glory is yours always and forever. In the Name of your Son, my Savior- Jesus- Amen.
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