Good Monday morning!
Getting in the habit of having a quiet prayer time with God each day is a hard thing to do...whether you try in the morning or at night before you go to bed. We are SO busy doing life (going to work, school, church and other extra activites...how can we POSSIBLY fit an hour with God into all of that? It's not that we don't WANT to...but where to find the time!!! It's all about priorities...
I've been thinking a lot about control lately...how much I WANT to be in control of things, but don't do a very good job of keeping things in order. Perhaps if I "Let go and let God." as they say. Realizing that He IS in control is something that many of us need to do. Maybe that would help me to let go of the reigns and let God do what He wants to do THROUGH my life. A friend recently shared with me how she finally, after all these years, surrendered her career to God. After she made that conscience decision, God did some amazing things in her workplace. I believe God wants to show us what he can do for us and through us, but we are so busy trying to run our lives that we don't take time to SEE!
Surrendering is the hardest thing for me. It sounds good, right, and what I am supposed to do, but it's really not that easy. It took me a LONG time to give up and hour or so each morning to pray and write these messages...but I see now the benefits...for me and for the people who read them. That HAS to be God working in me because I would much rather be back under my electric blanket snoozing, than sitting here at the computer!
Doing these messages has helped me to see how selfish I really am...it also has helped me deal with some major sins in my life. There are times when I KNOW God can see and know all I am doing, but am not honest with Him or myself. These quiet times with just me and God help me to focus on what HE wants me to do, and He helps me see what I need forgiveness for and what I still need help with. It has also filled a hole in my life...there are times when I feel very alone...even in the midst of my own house. These quiet times in the morning remind me that I am NOT alone...
Are there things you are avoiding talking to God about? He already knows...He is just waiting for you to come to Him with it. Find a time today when you can be still with God and allow Him to take control over whatever that thing may be.
"Lord, who may dwell in your sanctuary? Who may live on Your holy hill? He whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from his heart." Psalm 15:1,2
How can you hope to get rid of the sin in your life and work toward being blameless in the eyes of God if you never TALK to him and ask him to help you? I can't get rid of my sins, but God can! He gave us a way out from under our sins through Jesus...join me in that daily journey of putting Christ FIRST! Let HIM fill that hole in your life too!
Have a good week! Stay safe and warm!