Like every other human being on the planet sometimes I get worn down by the current state of our great nation and its not so great leaders and their blind supporters, and I lash out and express my frustration. It doesn’t stop there either; I fail in many other areas of my spiritual life as I suppose is ordinary to all human life, even us “Christians”.
There are two sides to life; one is evil and one is good. Evil is expressed in the absence of God’s delightful light, and good is being totally immersed and wrapped in God’s glorious light. It has always been difficult for me to bask in God’s light on a continuous basis. One minute I seem to be enjoying its full radiance and the next I find myself groping around in the dark.
I’ve often wondered why it’s so difficult for me to stay focused and fully alert, ready to fight the good fight. It’s easy to blame evil forces and satan who seems to pester me daily, and most assuredly would love to derail my little ministry, but I cannot put the blame there. Perhaps he spends extra time working me over each day, but in the end, I have to accept responsibility for my own actions. God will judge me for my actions, and I don’t think flimsy excuses will pass the test.
God has given me much in life and according to the Bible to whom much is given, much is required. A little extra pressure there, (or maybe a lot), but God has surely provided me with all of the resources that I need to live a victorious life. Those resources are always available and ready for use, but sometimes I (and perhaps even you), rush right by the safe haven that He provides and try to make it on my own.
I think I should slow down some.
A friend of mine sounds like a broken record when I discuss this with him; he harps on the same theme over and over, “Pray about it. Bob you need to pray about it”.
I’ve never regretted spending time praying through a matter, but I’ve often regretted not doing so. Call on the mighty God, the “I am” that transcends time and is privy to all knowledge.
Stop, rest, think, and pray about it. Selah…
Have a great weekend and go to church this weekend!
Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might He increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and