Since becoming a mom a few short months ago, I feel like I’ve gotten to see a small glimpse of what God’s love for me looks like in a way I never have before. While I know God’s love for me is still pretty much incomprehensible, I think becoming a mom has shifted my perspective. It’s opened my eyes to a new kind of love that I’ve never felt before, and it began at the cross. Do you revel in God’s Great Love Story?
The two feet between our chairs felt more like miles. How did we get here? Is it possible to experience kindness and love toward each other? Forever seems too long. I’m tired. I sat genuinely confused. How could I fix our marriage when I didn’t understand how it became broken? We hadn’t experienced a huge crisis in our marriage. So why did it feel like we disliked each other so much? Why were we simply tolerating each other? Where had the intimacy gone? Could we ever get back to a place where we were excited to be married to each other? The fact that I didn’t have a reason for our lack of connection bothered me even more. So I did some digging. And it turns out, we weren’t alone.
I need to examine my own life for truths from God’s Word. Am I turning a blind eye to truth because it may be uncomfortable and hard to absorb? There is risk in studying the Bible. Once I know the truth, I can be convicted to change, and change is scary! There is comfort in studying and knowing the Bible as well, because God’s guidance is so much better than my wisdom. God, help me to read the Bible with my eyes wide open and a give me a heart that is ready to receive what You have to say.
I used to think I was doing really good at balancing my Jesus time and me time. Self care-you know. Then one day while I was happily having some “me time” Jesus and I had a little chat. My devotion to the Creator of the Universe was getting side stepped by a Hallmark movie and I had been ignoring my first love. My lesson in distracted devotion unfolded like this…
Intimate worship. There is simply no better place to be than in His presence, continually washed by His grace. Swimming in His sea of redemption. Being surrounded by His protection. Feeling His embrace and seeking His comfort. Knowing the security of being engulfed in His sanctification. What passion needs to awaken inside your soul that will enable you to worship God more intimately?