Usually Mondays are full of groaning from a too-short, too-busy weekend. Every other day is, “isn’t it Friday?”
It’s one of those rare Mondays that I feel ready to go back to a work project and I thoroughly enjoyed the way the morning felt today: tranquil, pleasant, just warm enough. I wish that for all of you!
A fellow Christian visited this weekend and I’m going to share a few encouraging sound bites he brought with him that I hope will be at least as uplifting as some vitamin D-filled sunshine and pretty leaves are.
Okay. Some of you may be having my usual Monday. What to do? Go to Jesus, tell Him all. Be real with God, and He will be real to you.
While you’re emptying your heart of all its worries, remember not to be introspective. The word never tells you to be introspective and look at yourself for all the faults and issues. It does recommend that we try:
looking away unto Jesus, the Author and perfecter of our faith.
It may be hard to focus in this exercise of emptying all the anxieties and staying focused on Jesus instead of yourself. There are lots of “crowds” that concern us at any given point. Remember hearing about the miracle of Jesus feeding the five thousand with just five loaves of bread and two fish? What happened after the amazing miracle? Jesus didn’t stay in the crowds afterwards to bask in the glory of having done something amazing – he recognized the source of the blessing was from His Father and instead of remaining with the crowds (the good, or the bad, its whatever is distracting) and
in these days he went out to the mountain to pray…
Bid farewell to those crowd-sharing thoughts and spend some quiet time to get recharged and set in a positive path.
The last bit is a sweet little pair of verses about how to choose the Good.
Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil and choose the good.
The butter is the richest grace, and the honey signifies the sweetest love. These attributes are found in the saviour, who is the Immanuel mentioned in the prior verse, Isaiah 7:14, and “Immanuel” means “God is with us.” Rich grace and sweet love as a supply are pretty accessible!
That’s all for now. I hope you all have a lovely day!