“I will run past everything to be united with You.” (anonymous prayer)
What do we need to run past today? The troubling email? A distressing medical appointment? A wayward child? A financial stress? A needy friend? A demanding boss? It’s not that we won’t deal with any of those things, but we need to connect with Jesus first.
Picture a long passageway. As you move along it, there are problems or people calling for your attention – just a moment of time, just a short side road. But you know that Jesus is at the end of this path, waiting patiently for you to come to Him. See Him? Now run! Run to Him, past everything that calls to you, past the problems, anxieties, demands of life. Run to Him to be loved, forgiven, nurtured, and directed. Then turn around and attend to all these things one-by-one as He walks beside you.
Sometimes it’s not that what we do is wrong, it’s just that we too often do it without Jesus, without direction, without connecting first to the only One who can make a real difference in each situation we face. Let’s run to Jesus. Sitting quietly in His presence is the most important thing we have to do today. Really, it is.
“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty.” (Psalm 91:1, Amplified Bible)
What a great & much needed reminder of how we should choose to start our day…centering on & spending time w/ our Lord, Jesus Christ…and when I do, my day always turns out better!
So true, Gail. Thanks for your comment, but more than that, for your commitment to running to Jesus!
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There is no greater pleasure, satisfaction or happiness than spending time in the presence of my Father. God wants this and I want this and I am committed, trusting and patient for this friendship.Father and I enjoy the time we spend together. The greatest joy in life is walking hand in hand with my Father who adores me.
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Thanks, Brittany, for your gracious comments. May God bless you as you seek Him day-by-day!