When you find yourself wanting more than you have, your soul is asking for God.
Ok, I’m going to be sincere here and admit something. Lately I’ve caught myself being caught up in the comparison trap. I don’t mean to end up there…but I do. It starts very innocent, as just a picture I like. But before I know it, darn it I’ve spun myself in a web of pictures “I like” and now I’m pretty unhappy with my life. One picture leads to another and… “That’s a beautiful kitchen…wow look at that island. I want that. Why can’t I have that? Why don’t I have that? How come I don’t even have my own house yet? What am I doing wrong?” Boy, that got depressing real fast. I don’t want to want anything apart from God. I do want to be content in any circumstance, because God is always good to me. He’s deserving of my praise and gratitude, not my complaining’s and whining’s. Continue reading “The LORD is my shepherd…but I still want more.”
When driving, it’s important to be focused and keep our eyes on the road. Even when we’re at a red light, because if we’re not looking at it there’s a chance we can miss the light (and get angrily honked at!). We are so easily distracted to the point that most of us don’t drive with our eyes fully focused on the road before us. The first chance we get, we look around, we pick up our phones, we’re talking on our phones, whatever the reason may be, we are a distracted generation. Continue reading “Focus on the road ahead.”
Sometimes we go through things that to us can be described as a valley of the shadow of death (Psalm 23:4, Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; …) It’s not always death related. In fact, most times it’s not. I believe this verse speaks more so to the spiritual life. We know the enemy is always after our souls, hence the term ‘enemy of our souls’, so anything that threatens to kill our faith in God, anything that wants to make dead our spiritual life, that is too a valley of the shadow of death. Continue reading “When we walk through the The Valley”