Hello everyone & a big welcome to Moments Spent with God! I pray that you are truly experiencing the loving and compassionate presence, of a God who can do all things!
As I’ve been sitting here in my office…starring out the window, I’ve been thinking on who God really is. You know it’s so easy to say that we believe in God and that He lives within us but do we truly experience Him at work within our spirits?
I remember when I first began this ministry…about 15 years ago…and at that time, I would spend long hours with God…studying His word and writing the words that He would lay upon my heart to share with others in need. It seems as though times have changed now…especially on the internet and I find that my attention lately has been so deeply embedded in the business (SEO) part of this ministry; that now I’m beginning to realize how much I miss the times, when God and I used to sit for long hours and commune together…heart to heart. I’m not saying that I don’t have my time with God but lately life just seems to be a little unbalanced and in a rut; but as of today that is going to change.
I have found that the things we tend to lean on in life aren’t always that necessary. Yes…there’s work that absolutely needs to be done; but within the past few days, I have come to see that we can become so wrapped up, in the things that we feel need to be done; that before we know it…things start going in a different direction…a direction that makes us feel more distant from God. From there, we question God’s ways and wonder why we can’t grasp onto what His desires are for our lives. Maybe it’s because we have tied up His hands unknowingly, while we take over and try to make life work for ourselves. The only thing bad about that; is that we find out later; that we can’t make life work, in the way God can.
You know…Satan has a way of controlling our thoughts and what we focus on. He knows that if he can keep our thoughts going in our direction, instead of God’s; then this will give him more control over our lives.
Lately, I have come to see; that if I do what God expects me to do and leave the rest with Him; then life will be balanced and in harmony with God. The other day, I was saying to myself…“Why does God need me to take over, when He is much higher than me?” I think that if we could just give ourselves to God, in a way that would allow Him to work through us and with us; then we wouldn’t feel the need to always wing it on our own.
You know…life is hard enough; so why are we trying to do everything on our own, when there is a God of great strength and power…a God who can do all things and never fail? Is it because we have put more trust in ourselves, rather than this powerful God we serve?
Sometimes, I think that if we could just slow down and not always feel the need to jump ahead of God; then we would spare ourselves of needless suffering, while we truly discover a God that we can commune with, as we journey with Him…step by step each day.
Today, I pray that we will grasp onto a God, who can be our everything…for everything we need!
Blessings on your day!
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