We only have really one job to do- love the Lord with all our hearts and with all our might. If we do it well, we’ll have access to everything we need in this life. Let’s not go about desiring the power that comes from God, but we should always seek God Himself, because when we find Him, we find His power and so, so, much more!
Story time, please grab your popcorn. If I delay this one I may never write it so why not do it now if I can? Eight years ago my little sister was born, and she’s changed my and my family’s life. She’s the most joyous, most sassy, and most intelligent 8 year old child I know. I remember when I came home and saw my mother’s protruding belly. I was confused. Ah, mummy you hadn’t told me you were pregnant. How can you be pregnant at 40? I had read all the statistics and I knew the dangers of having a child that old. But Lucia is a fighter and my mother’s faith is one for the books. Lucia has spent 8 years on God’s earth and I’m so grateful for her life! She’s my sunshine and I love her deeply and dearly. She sings for me on the phone, sometimes she cuts the call even before I finish speaking, she barks orders at me, and what not. Her stories always cheer me up, her …
God is good. He’s given me exceedingly, abundantly, above all that I ever could ask or imagine and I refuse to live in the dangerous anticipation of tomorrow that makes today bland and dreary.
I’ve decided to praise Him.
Will you join me?
We often ask God for things- money, good grades, relationships and what not. But how much more beautiful live would be if we had the single most important thing ever- the abiding presence of God and an unquestionable, unshakable intimacy with God. When we have that, all these other things don’t even matter because we have it all.
When you honor the Lord with your body, your resources and everything you have, He will personally take charge of every aspect of your life. Imagine God planning your daily activities Himself. Imagine Him planning the exciting events in your life. Imagine Him at your beck and call, ensuring your expected end.
Even if everything in your life is unrecognizable, His love remains the same. Don’t worry, don’t fret. God’s love for you is unshakable.
Let the great moments you spend in your privacy with the Lord reflect in your life and everything you undertake afterwards. Remember that when Moses communed with God, His face shone for the rest of His life. Does your face shine?
It does not matter if the whole world goes left, if God has decreed that He wants you to go right. It does not matter if the social norms dictate that a certain habit is perfectly acceptable. If it in anyway puts you in conflict with the spirit of God living inside of you, break it off immediately.