Today I’m slightly stressed. That’s probably not the right word. Maybe flustered? I dunno but it’s nothing super major. I just need to get some priorities in order, ranging from small to seemingly impossible ha. I was gonna go to the gym, but no. I got things to do today. I figure eh, since tomorrow’s not promised, if the Lord decides not to wake me up, I certainly won’t be caring about missing another day at the gym.
What I’m getting to is…the way I’m feeling today could be so much more sour (so much!) but it’s not because of Jesus. My beautiful, sweet, first love, Jesus. I just want to take the time out to encourage YOU. I don’t know what’s weighing on your shoulders, your heart, or mind but man, if you’re a child of God, know that you don’t have to carry it. If you think you’re not a child of GOD, know that you don’t have to carry it. So don’t.
- Therefore humble yourselves [demote, lower yourselves in your own estimation] under the mighty hand of God, that in due time He may exalt you, Casting the [a]whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, [b]once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you [c]watchfully. Be well balanced (temperate, sober of mind), be vigilant and cautious at all times; for that enemy of yours, the devil, roams around like a lion roaring [[d]in fierce hunger], seeking someone to seize upon and devour. – 1 Peter 5:6-8
Ha. I’m ministering to myself here.
But yes, as I was saying…If you’re reading and are a person who is struggling with your relationship with God, in turn, I’m pretty positive that life is a bit of a struggle for you as well. If you’re a person whose pain has severed your relationships with people, it doesn’t have to. You don’t have to admit it. Either way, Jesus Christ, The Lord, is your first love. Return to him. Come back. I pray that you do. He’s gracious and I promise you He’s not keeping track of all the things that you are and they are, whoever they, are. Remember that thing you repented for last week? Yea, He doesn’t. Rekindle the flames. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been away. He’s able. Willing and able. He really just wants you back – you’re like his favorite product that seems discontinued. Show back up on the shelf and make him smile and stock up on your lovin’. He seriously cleanses and washes away all of that junk…never to return again. Never. Still boggles my mind to this day.
This song is for you…
I love you.