Tuesday, April 15, 2014

When is the last time?

I have been lacking on my devotional reading, and I felt convicted of it this morning. So, I pulled up my youversion Bible app on my phone and started a new reading plan. I chose the Life Application Study Bible, because it puts things in a perspective that I can easily grasp.

For the first day on this plan, I felt like I got hit with a ton of bricks. It is something I have been thinking about recently, and it was like God was saying "What are you going to do about it?"

Today's reading was Psalm 6:6. In the New Living Translation, David says "I am worn out from Sobbing. All night I flood my bed with weeping, drenching it with my tears."

I have been going through several battles lately. Physical, emotional.... no matter the type, it's still a battle. Big or small, it's still a battle. And no matter the circumstance... if it's important to you, it's important to God. Did you read that? IF IT'S IMPORTANT TO YOU, IT'S IMPORTANT TO GOD!!!

Here is my personal conviction about this verse: How many times have I prayed and sought after God so fervently that I weep? Have I ever "drenched my bed" with my tears? Do I try to "fix" my problems myself and think that I don't need God to intervene? Am I too angry to pray? Am I too depressed over the situation to think that God wants to hear my woes?

As we celebrate Easter, it's a good time to really put things into perspective. Jesus died on the cross for me. For YOU. Do you think that He would willingly do that if he didn't care about us? He WANTS us to come to him with EVERY situation. If it is a death of a loved one, come to Him and talk to Him about it! If it's the loss of a job, come to Him and talk to Him about it! If it's something that you think is too trivial to bother God with-- don't think that way! He wants you to come to Him. Nothing is too small. Or too big. Praying in times of struggle will help you take the focus off of you and off of your circumstance, and will cause you to focus on HIM.

On the same token, pray prayers of Thanksgiving when you get an answer to prayer! He wants to rejoice with you too!

Take the time today to spend with God. He's waiting patiently for you.


Hummie B said...

Good for you! What a great post! Yes, we need to go to Him!

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