We live in an ever changing world! It is frightening how much change we experience. However, God is changeless, unchanging, constant, stable… We know change, we know chaos and flux – do we really know He who is changeless and the security and comfort to be found in Him?
We cannot give to God we can only give back to God!
God not only wants the best for you in all circumstances He has the ability to provide the best for you in all circumstances!!
How do I pray? Pray as if Jesus just turned up on your doorstep!! Pray as you would talk to him if you had just met him face to face! We tend to pray as if He was a big agony aunt in the sky, there to solve all our problems, hear our worries and give us what we need. However, I would hope if Jesus turned up on my doorstep I would start with praising Him, continue in thanking Him, then I would want to spend time listening to what He wanted to say to me and then just as He were walking out the door, if I were brave enough, I might just ask him for something.
Sometimes we need God’s grace and mercy, sometimes we need to show God’s grace and mercy!
God’s peace isn’t the removal of pressure, stress, danger etc. it is an equalising force that brings us to rest in any circumstance!
Lord, I choose to walk with you today! I choose to stick by your side not deviating to the left or to the right! Help me not to lag behind or run ahead! Lord, I choose to allow myself to be carried by you through the difficult times, help me not to struggle! Thank you that you are always close to me even when I don’t recognise it! Amen
Lord, show me a glimpse of your plans for tomorrow so that I can get involved and play a little part. Thank you. Amen
Jesus’ ministry started from a position of security! God told Jesus that “You are my Son, whom I love, with you I am well pleased!” This took place before Jesus had taught, healed, discipled, performed miracles etc. God loved Him and was pleased with Him for who He was and not for what He had done. The great thing is… the same is true for us. God loves us for who we are, faults and all, not for what we have done for Him!! We can start each day from a place of security knowing we are loved, valued, appreciated, special, wanted and important to God.