Sometimes my intentions drift like snow.
Combatting the negative thoughts with His word was what I needed to remove those lines and messages that were distorting and distracting me from my purpose.
Christmas, more than any other time, is the season when all is supposed to be “merry and bright”. The hymns, carols, movies, and decorations shout “joy” to the world. This makes it even harder when we are in turmoil and we put on that paper face smile trying to hide that fact that we are grieving the absence of a loved one, the loss of finances, an illness that has robbed us of our abilities, or the challenges of 2020. When we are struggling, it feels like we are walking in a constant darkness, unable to see or embrace the light.
Sometimes the most disappointing defeats have taught me the greatest lessons in flexibility, perseverance, tenacity, integrity, and dedication.
My demands, obligations, and schedule were so tight, that when a detour or an accident caused a delay, I found myself annoyed and frustrated. Ironically, God often used those inconveniences to get me to slow down, be still, and draw me near to Him.
disruptions are often an opportunity to recognize and possibly demonstrate God’s love. It may not be convenient, but in Christ’s ministry, hardly any of His interactions were convenient.
God is on that path in front going before me. If I let disruptions distract me, I’ll wander off the road and end up self-absorbed.
Sometimes our burdens blind our ability to experience the peace and joy that the Lord wants to give us.
Would I have come away from that experience knowing that I had just witnessed the presence of the Living God? Or would I have been more enamored, like a child, with waving of the palm branches, the excitement of the crowd, and even the donkey?
I hope that I would have the awareness of the presence of my Savior and savor the experience of standing on Holy Ground.