Making God the Center: Making a Choice
Friday, July 23, 2021
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"Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will not be shaken. My victory and honor come from God alone. He is my refuge, a rock where no enemy can reach me. O my people, trust in him at all times. Pour out your heart to him, for God is our refuge." Psalm 62:5-8 NLT
Thoughts for Today
You might be a full-time Christian worker or a volunteer. You might be a Sunday school teacher, a deacon, a choir member or a nursery worker. You might be a mom or dad or involved grandparent. You might be pursuing a worthwhile career, working toward financial well-being for your family.
These are all good things. They can all be ways of serving God. It is important that he is in all these activities and that you are doing everything as unto him.
But we can get so busy doing for the Lord that we don't spend time being with him, drawing closer to him, listening to him, knowing him better. And then all the flurry of activity involved in the doing can begin to produce exhaustion and stress.
Consider this . . .
How do we break this cycle? By making a choice. By choosing to spend time sitting at the feet of Jesus. By being with him, worshiping him, loving him, listening to him.
You might be thinking, "That's easy for you to say. You should see my schedule." Rest assured, if you choose this kind of time with Jesus, other things will fall into place.
Make him the center of your life.
Lord, I know that sometimes I get so busy "doing" that I neglect time "being" with you. Please forgive me. Let all that I am wait quietly before you, for my hope truly is in you.
In Jesus' name . . .
These thoughts were drawn from . . . A Passionate Pursuit of God: Drawing Nearer to Him by Dr. Mike Chapman. This study teaches participant how to move into God's inner circle, how to listen for the voice of God, how to enjoy the freedom of worship, and how to embrace the mission of worship. This 45-minute format will accommodate groups with limited meeting times. Note: This curriculum was written especially for small groups and we encourage people to use it that way. However, it can also be used effectively as a personal study for individuals or couples.
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