You know how the bathroom mirror gets all foggy and you can’t even see into it when you take a shower? Or how your windows in your car or home get steamy when it is cold outside and warm inside? That’s what it looks like inside of us when we tend to forget that God is in control. Life, stress, financial problems, medical problems. relationship problems all fog or steam up our minds. We get so stressed out, and can’t even see God because we need to wipe a little or quite large spot away. All we see is the fog or the mess, instead of focusing on Him.
What is fogging up your peace? What is clouding and steaming up your mind?
It’s during those times of trouble that we have to begin by wiping away the “steam” a little at the time. Then, we begin to see God more clearly.
How do we do this? By being intentional about carving out at the very least..10 minutes of our day. Ten minutes…what’s 10 minutes?? Take those minutes and just stop, slow down, and just BE with Jesus.
It can be difficult at first to quiet your mind. I know. I struggle sometimes too.
It is so vital…so important to seek HIM. Seek His Word. Study it, don’t just skim over it and expect to get it. Give Him some of the time back that He has given to you. I am right there with you…I have to choose to spend time with Him too!
Psalm 105:4 (ESV) ~ Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!
Truth is, when we spend time with our Creator..God…He blesses us. The Word of God is powerful..and The Word of God is Truth!
Hebrews 4:12 ~ For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
You’ll find wisdom, clarity, and peace when you seek Him. You have to make that choice though. He’s waiting to clear up the foggy mess that we often try to handle ourselves. We don’t have to handle the messes in our lives alone or in our own strength. If you are God’s child, He gives you the power of the Holy Spirit to guide and direct you. He is your strength when you put your trust in Him.
Philippians 4:13 ~ I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Will you trust Him? Will you spend some special time with Him? Will you be still and quiet and just listen? He speaks to us through His Word, through other believers, through messages we hear from authentic believers… He speaks to us and we can hear Him ..if we stop trying to be in control and just LET HIM.
I can’t stress enough, the importance of seeking Him first. I can’t stress enough, the importance of being careful of who you seek advice from. If it doesn’t line up with Scripture….if it leads you against God’s teaching and God’s character (Galatians 5:22,23)..it is leading you wrong.
Matthew 6:33 ~ But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Until Next Time!
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