But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will
soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will
walk and not faint.
Isaiah 40:31 (NLT)
I love when God sends a clear message! He often whacks me over the head because I don’t respond to subtleties. Sunday was one of those times. God reminded me of my highest priority.
I recently confessed
that I’ve been irregular in my personal devotions, striving to exercise and attend to some minor aches and pains. I’d been multitasking God in when
possible, but at the end of last week, I resumed my personal devotions and rejuvenated
Seeds of Scripture.
It felt so good! I was filled, energized, and light. This is when I know God calls me to
this ministry. On the way to church, I remarked how I loved having time to contemplate and write about Scripture.
Worship began by praising God who lifts us up on wings like eagles. Exactly! I was soaring after my morning in His Word.
The sermon suggested that one way to shake off indifference is to get with Jesus. Time
with Him changes us. Amen to that! Jesus broadens our busy, narrow, self-focused
view to look outward – to see beauty, the needs of others, and God at work. “I hear you God.” I thought, “You’ll lift me up every time I get with Jesus”.
God continued speaking to me as the next song proclaimed:
Hungry, I come to you for I know You satisfy
I am weary but I know Your touch restores my life (Hillsong)
Exercise helps. Doctors help. But God must be my highest priority in self-care.
Shake off indifference. Get with Jesus.
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