Friday, May 16, 2014

Lost in the Grocery Store

I cried out, “I am slipping!” but your unfailing love, O LORD, supported me.  When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer. (Psalms 94:18, 19 NLT)

There are times in our life when reading the Word or Praying is the last thing on our mind. I know this personally. I know that the business of life just seems so overwhelming sometimes that all we want to do is crawl in the bed, or on the couch and just sleep life away. We have to understand that this is a tool of the enemy to wear us down and keep us from moving to another level in our relationship with Jesus.

I feel like there are little moments in our life that lead us up to a place where we are actually slipping away from The Lord, either just from exhaustion, or simply disinterest. Yet, whatever it may be we eventually find our way back at the feet of Jesus somehow somewhere.

Do a better job of not allowing the business of life to help you slip away from the most important thing In your life, your relationship with Jesus.  Learn to recognize when it is approaching and cry out to God like the scriptures say. Crying out has always been a sign of desperation. I don't think that this is an issue when we are on fire for God! I believe we cry our when we realize how far we are away. 

Think a bout a child grocery shopping with his mom. He walks around the store reaching and grabbing everything he wants and having a grand time. However he gets consumed In the things around him and looks up to see that his mom is not in sight. What does he do? He cries out to her and she comes running to find him.

Think about the feeling when they are reunited. Safety, peace, happiness, and comfort. So when you look up and you realize you have been caught up in everything else and realize you can't feel, see, or hear God just cry out to Him and He will come running to find you


Pastor Ant

2 comments:

  1. Great devotion today. Thank you for such wise words .

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  2. Great devotion Ant. I believe I fall into this hole sometimes of sleeping my problems (as we all have them) away. Trusting, believing, standing on the word of God for my daddy's health today and everyday. Pamela Britt Malone

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