What you need to survive is basic. Food, water and air. Some might say that you need some form of solace. Whatever that means to you, and however you find it – it is necessary to live. A place; whether real or imagined, a book or story-telling, a god or The God, words, songs, scripture – something that aligns with your world-belief. What would that be? What sustains you? Brings you peace of heart?
For me, it is simply; God’s grace. He forgives me and never brings it up again. He loves me no matter how far I turn away from Him. He is the light in my darkness, the laughter in my grandchildren, the joy in my heart and the peace in my heartache.
We are a hurry-busy-fast society. However, a hand has reached down often enough in my life that SLAMMED on the brakes, Jesus calls to me. Take more time with Me, get into the Word, tomorrow is not promised, but today — it’s here, let’s move some mountains, let’s climb to the top instead of wallowing in the shadows.
I’ve experienced some heavy health issues the last two months. I have slowed WAY down. And yet, with all this free time, I am still selfish, not having committed my time with better intentions.
Our relationship with God is our most important. Jesus walked the earth for 33 years as a human being, we can bring to him all we’ve got. He “gets” it. Let the extra time in your days, be filled with prayer, conversation, servitude and love, all we are; and all we can be — can be received by the love of the Father.
Keep his decrees and commands, which I am giving you today, so that it may go well with you and your children after you and that you may live long in the land theLord your God gives you for all time.
2 Timothy 2:22
Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
As you have probably experienced; losing a password and jumping through a variety of hoops can be very frustrating. This happened here, with WordPress! I have missed writing and encouraging!
This scripture came to me inside a card from a friend today. I thought it was incredibly powerful. When we are down and out, we must never ever forget that our God, the Holy One of Israel, Lord and Savior – is ALWAYS here and is ALWAYS the same. Circumstances in our lives change constantly…..what a blessing to know we remain intact in our faith and that our foundation never even quakes – as long as we are connected to our Heavenly Father.
2 When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.
3 For I am the Lord your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior;…