Though I’m saddened when you make mistakes,
My heart is joyful when you seek My face.
For I did not come to help the morally right,
but the fallen and broken are dear in My sight.
The closer you come to Me,
the closer I AM.
Though distractions are plenty,
so is My hand…
Reaching out for you daily,
My peace is there for the taking
So if you’re tired of waiting
come find rest in I AM.
God said, “Let me ask you something. Why do you do what you do? For what?
To be someone? You are the Chosen Child of the Creator of the Universe. (1 Peter 2:9)
To be recognized? Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. (Jeremiah 1:5)
For approval? Praise? You have all of that in Me. (Zephaniah 3:17)
I am inviting you, Child, to rest in Me, where Time is Limitless, Grace is infinite, and my Love is greater still.”
Tonight God asked me, “How much do you trust me?”
“A lot,” I said.
He laughed, as He often does, “OK. But do you trust me enough?”
He continued, “Enough to stop worrying about time and how much of it you have? Have you not seen how my timing is perfect? Enough to stop obsessing over your to do list? What if I have better things for you to do? When you pray to me ‘Jesus, take the wheel’, do you really mean it? Will you let me? Do you trust me enough to lay your head on the pillow at night without your mind racing? Will you accept my offering of peace? Will you find your rest in me?”
I sat, once again, dumbfounded in His presence.
“You say you trust me ‘alot’ but is it enough?”
The Sabbath and Tithe are not duties, as most people tend to think. They are privileges – gifts from God to remind you that you are not Him! A time for you to stop trying so hard and let God multiply all of your hard work.
How close are you to God?
It is not your busyness that indicates closeness to God. It’s your ability to sleep…to rest in Him.
Self Improvement Sunday
12 Things I Learned From My Dog
1. Be loyal.
2. People have to earn your trust.
3. Rest and play are important daily practices.
4. There is nothing quite as thrilling as the wind in your face.
5. Always run to greet your loved ones.
6. Be direct with others. Let them know if they’ve invaded your territory.
7. Become a master at forgiveness.
8. Find joy in the simplicity of a long walk.
9. When you’re happy, show it. Jump around. Wag your entire body.
10. It’s easy to be a good listener. Just be silent, sit close, and gently nuzzle the one who is talking.
11. If what you’re looking for is buried deep, keep digging until you find it.
12. Find the sunshine and rest in it.
I think sometimes God appears to not be answering our prayers because we’re praying for far less than He thinks we deserve. We forget how powerful He is! Our ENTIRE world rests in the palm of His hand.
God specifically asks us to pray boldly. “Seeing then that we have a great high priest … Jesus the Son of God … [who] was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin, let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need,” Hebrews 4:14-16. Furthermore, in 1 Corinthians 2:9, He says that, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.” Isn’t that exciting?! God has things planned for us that we couldn’t even dream up! He wants to give us these things! Therefore, listen to your heart! And don’t let your mind put limitations on your prayers! Pray with boldness.
Why are you so scared to be still?