My mom got this little devotional for Eric and I called "Jesus Calling" By: Sarah Young. I started reading it the other morning and it has a little devotion for each day and I really like it.
Especially today's devotion was great.
"Seek My Face, and you will find more than you ever dreamed possible.
Let Me displace worry at the center of your being.
I am a supersaturated cloud, showering Peace into the pool of your mind.
My nature is to bless. Your nature is to receive with thanksgiving.
This is a true fit, designed before the foundation of the world.
Glorify Me by receiving My blessing gratefully.
I am the goal of all your searching.
When you seek Me, you find Me and are satisfied.
When lesser goals capture your attention, I fade into the background of your life.
I am still there, watching and waiting; but you function as if you were alone.
Actually, My Light shines on every situation you will ever face.
Live radiantly by expanding your focus to include Me in all your moments.
Let nothing dampen your search for Me."
I love this! How often do we lose sight to the idea that God is ALWAYS there. We know that He is there but do we really believe it? He wants to bless us and we so desperately need Him do so.
We often search out false blessings and like the passage said He fades into the background. He is still there but we are not allowing Him to do what He wants to do for us. I also love the "supersaturated cloud showering Peace in the pool of our mind" WOW! Do I ever love the rain and especially today while we are in the middle of a storm. I know having grown up in Washington State I love the rain, love it, love it. The sound, the smell the feeling of just standing underneath it and being showered on is all amazing. Now imagine that is God's Peace and He is just waiting to shower you with it. Making your mind have the peace that surpasses all understanding. Now I will take that any day and by my understanding of our Heavenly Father, He wants to give that to us every minute of every day, we just need to seek Him.
I already feel refreshed and ready to think and dwell about this all day, at least that is my hope. My hope to turn to Him and seek Him during the day. So often I have a great devotional only to turn around and ten minutes later I am short with my kids or get frustrated and lose my cool. Today I am going to try to seek Him more than I have before. I sure hope you do.