Sunday, February 9, 2014

Have you found Him?

Good morning my sisters-

The question we must all ask ourselves is, "Have we found Him?"  I ask myself that every day.  Mostly, I ask myself, "Have I looked for you Lord in every circumstance?"  As I have written this blog I have thought that time and time again.  Was my first thought, "God what do you want me to know today?"  I can't say I wake every morning with that thought but I do most days.  My goal is to think about Jesus a lot during the day, especially when a problem arises.  Every day for me is a challenge because I'm helping to run a company, sell for that company and be a mentor to my employees.  At home, I'm responsible for being a good wife and mother, taking care of my home and making sure that my family understands who holds my heart.  These are great responsibilities.  If Christ is not first, then my day will be overwhelmed with worry and strife but when Christ is first; He is my guide.

When I first found Christ in my late teens, I spent hours in my Bible.  I gave up music, boys, really everything for the light I found in His word.  Those months that I spent with Him were some of the most fulfilling months of my life.  As I grew up, many responsibilities came upon me, like raising a family, providing for that family and trying to fit my busy life around Christ.  I still struggle with that  today.  It's not that I don't fit Him in, I just get carried by the tides of my responsibilities.  The women I have known that are most secure in themselves are those that spend time in the Word.  They understand being human and needing a Savior.  If I ever hear someone say, "I can do this on my own," I know it's time to pray.

Finding Christ has been the highlight of my adult life.  Going to Him in grief, joy and tribulation has positioned me to trust Him more.  Now that doesn't mean I don't have times of doubt.  I have and when I do I ask for Him to make me likeminded with Him.  His word is my guide and His truth is all knowing.  The people that haven't found Him yet don't understand.  They think that other things will fill their lives and maybe for a time they will.  Eventually, those things will fall short and it's in that moment I pray they find Him.  Every one of us will have things happen to us that are difficult, this life is not about roses, it really is about the storms.  Where do you go in times of trouble?  People have two choices, themselves or Jesus.  There is no other God but Him.  He was not just a prophet.  He was God's Son and He is known.

I hope that you hit this blog today because you were looking for Him.  There is no other place I would rather be than in His care.  By myself, I make a mess of this life but with Him, I can move mountains, ride out the seas and find peace in my turmoil.  God is almighty and as much as we want to blame Him, we need to stop, find Him and proclaim Him.  We don't know His thoughts but we do know His grace.  How do we know?  Because He lifted the veil and we found Him.  His blood is on us and He deserves our thoughts, our time and our devotion.

If you're feeling challenged so am I and that's just good.  He is our lighthouse when the fog is in front of us and we can't see.  Would you go toward the light in that moment or steer into the darkness?  That's what we do when we're in control.  Don't fear looking for Him, take joy in finding Him.  May God bless you and keep you today as you look for Him.

For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess. (Deuteronomy 30:16 NIV)

then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. (Philippians 2:2 NIV)

My prayer today:

O, Lord my God how precious you are to me.  My mind is on You and the fullness of peace I feel in Your presence.  I know that life gets in the way and I know that doubt and worry creep in.  You are the might God of my heart.  Lead me and the women that follow You so that we can seek You all our days.  Make Your word be the river to our thirsty souls.  Keep us from temptation, O,God and light our paths through this life.  Your light is all I need.  Make us like-minded in You and give us wisdom in  You!

Untol tomorrow...

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