Psalm 119:10 (NIV)
I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands.
As Christians we are called by God to love others, tell others about Jesus and most of all be like him. How can we be like Jesus? Well for starters we must denie ourselves. Matthew 16:24-26 says, “Then Jesus went to work on his disciples. “Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You’re not in the driver’s seat; I am. Don’t run from suffering; embrace it. Follow me and I’ll show you how. Self-help is no help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, my way, to finding yourself, your true self. What kind of deal is it to get everything you want but lose yourself? What could you ever trade your soul for”? We must take a step back and allow God to direct our steps. God’s way is the best way. Yes we will face many things in life, but we should not let those things take us away from God. Galatians 6:7-9 says, “Don’t be misled: No one makes a fool of God. What a person plants, he will harvest. The person who plants selfishness, ignoring the needs of others—ignoring God!—harvests a crop of weeds. All he’ll have to show for his life is weeds! But the one who plants in response to God, letting God’s Spirit do the growth work in him, harvests a crop of real life, eternal life. So let’s not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don’t give up, or quit. Right now, therefore, every time we get the chance, let us work for the benefit of all, starting with the people closest to us in the community of faith”. We should always be focused on God. So when the tough times come we are not moved we know where our shelter is. Psalm 27:5, For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock.
Today Look to Jesus in what ever situation you find yourself. Allow him to come in and take hold of all you troubles. You don’t face them alone, remember God’s promise. Joshua 1:5, “No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.
Pray: God thank you for keeping focused on you. It is so easy for me to walk in a different direction. Today I face so many things, but it is you who will keep on the right path for it is you who is always with me. Thank you for taking me from the lowest place and bringing me to where you are. Amen!