Monday, October 4, 2010
My path or Yours?
Too many times I can wake and read God's word and think, "Okay, started out reading, got that out of the way, now let's continue on." Ever been there? You know, those mornings where everything is rushed and you are already weary before your feet hit the floor. Why not just take time for Jesus to wash us in His love and start our day out meeting our Savior? If our time is rushed with Him, then maybe we just need to let something else go so we can have our time with Him.
We face so much each day. Some we know and some are unexpected. We can not only pray for those things we know we are facing, but pray for the unexpected. Pray for everything about our day and throughout the day keep communication open with Christ. Why not talk to Him all day long? Sure, we can set aside a time where all is quiet and we can ponder upon His word, but He wants to hear from us more than once a day.
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law." Galatians 5:22-23
Once we have our heart prepared, may we then take care of even more. Can you really prepare enough? I don't think I have ever heard anyone say, "Boy, I was so over prepared for that meeting." God knows our struggles. He knows the trials coming. He knows exactly what we need when we need it. Remember, He knows our future and sees what's up ahead where our vision is absent.
We don't have fear today, tomorrow and the unknown. We can be prepared. We can stand firm in the foundation that Christ Jesus has set before us. We can each moment and fully know that Jesus is leading the way. Wherever the path is going, we can be prepared for the journey if we just take the time to pack all our heart needs and keep our compass pointed heavenward!