This morning when I woke up I was much more interested in hitting the snooze button and going back to sleep, but I knew that that wasn’t what God was wanting for me. He was urging me, insisting that my heart get my body moving today! He wanted me to long for time with Him, just as He longs for time with me…..how awesome is that? I find that the more time that I spend with Him in His Word and in prayer, the more time I LONG to spend with Him. Has anyone else experienced that?
Today in my devotions in the Life Application Study Bible devotional from YouVersion (it is not only an online, computer based, bible program with LOTS of options, but they also have apps for most of your mobile units). So today in this particular devotional it talked about the strongholds that are built around cities (mostly of days past), towers, forts, etc. And that in the same way that these fortresses are built around important places, so must we have those fortresses built into our lives to keep everything else in our lives from rivalling the place that God has in our hearts and minds. We need to place our confidence in God alone, to place our hope elsewhere is nothing but false pride.
Isaiah 2:15-17 (NLT) He will break down every high tower and every fortified wall. He will destroy all the great trading ships and every magnificent vessel. Human pride will be humbled, and human arrogance will be brought down. Only the Lord will be exalted on that day of judgement.
Father God, may everything I do, say and think today be pleasing to You, and may I focus on You today and not let the things of this world get in my heart and mind above you.
In Jesus’ precious and Holy name, Amen