Hello everyone! Happy Monday…and Happy Labor Day! Today, I would like to welcome you to Moments Spent with God…through the Risen Hope Ministries! I pray that you’ve been enjoying the weekend…along with this brand new day and I pray that while you are here today; that you will truly experience God!
Yesterday…on another web page…Sunday Inspiration, I posted a writing titled, “Sheltered in Arms of Love” and in one paragraph…this is what I wrote… “Did you know that a humble heart; that truly admits their weaknesses to God…becomes the one who is truly running into His arms?” You know…it’s so easy to suggest that we should run into the arms of God; but when He is in the Spirit and we live in a fleshly body; then how does a person run into the arms of God?
As my husband and I were discussing this yesterday morning; it seemed as though God was opening up my heart and leading me further into this question…and this is what He laid upon my heart, to share with you today. Did you know that when we decide to muddle through a problem on our own; that it’s as if we are standing before a God, whose arms are awaiting us…only to fold our arms…shake our heads and say…that’s ok God…I think I can handle it on my own. When we choose to go this route, we will never find ourselves in the arms of God. Today, we need to realize that running into the arms of God, means that we are willing to let go of everything except for Him.
I remember a time in my life, when I just couldn’t let go of anything that I was facing at the time. I guess that due to all my surgeries as a child and the way I was brought up; I always felt that I should be tough and strong on my own. One thing I learned through these moments; is that I wasn’t only putting unreal expectations on myself; but I also was allowing others to put me at the top of a pole, where I really didn’t belong. I found that muddling through life on my own became very exhausting and draining and I only admitted this before God, when I began to fall and lose my grip, on all I was trying to hold so tightly to.
You know…why do we choose to fall into the arms of a broken down circumstance, rather than the loving arms of God? Do we feel that by letting go; that we have to admit that we may not be as good of a person, as what we first thought we were? In this world we live in…we seem to allow high expectations to run and rule our lives; but once we try to live up to those expectations, we only find that life becomes much more difficult to live…and once we begin to feel the weight of all that we are trying so hard to hold to; that is when we weaken and Satan steps in and makes matters worse.
Today, we need to seek shelter in the arms of God…a place, where we can feel loved, with no expectations to live by and the only way we are going to be able to enter this safe haven; is by letting go of everything that is weighing us down. Just let everything fall to the ground; that you have tried so hard to hold to. Once you have left everything along the wayside…run in God’s direction and He will be there with open arms…to love and protect you, until He has fixed everything in your life that has been broken.
May you truly seek refuge in the loving arms of God today!
Blessings on your day!
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