Thursday, 17 September 2015

Looking in the wrong place...

I needed to sort something out at the bank today - I thought I was missing something important on one of the documents. So, I went into the bank to see if they could help me and immediately the lady showed me what I was looking for - it had been there all along, but I had been looking in the wrong place the whole time. I have to admit that I was even a little irritated before I went into the bank, because I felt as if the error was from their side. Well, needless to say, I was wrong and had to cover up my embarrassment.

Sometimes we are looking for spiritual things in the wrong places. We think that we need to search 'high' and 'low' for God, but God is already there. Instead of running around trying to find God, why don't you just stop for a moment - breathe in and out - and then read the following Psalm. As you read it keep reminding yourself that God is present with you.

God is our refuge and strength, a tested help in times of trouble. And so we need not fear even if the world blows up and the mountains crumble into the sea. Let the oceans roar and foam; let the mountains tremble! There is a river of joy flowing through the city of our God—the sacred home of the God above all gods. God himself is living in that city; therefore it stands unmoved despite the turmoil everywhere. He will not delay his help. The nations rant and rave in anger—but when God speaks, the earth melts in submission and kingdoms totter into ruin. The Commander of the armies of heaven is here among us. He, the God of Jacob, has come to rescue us. Come, see the glorious things that our God does, how he brings ruin upon the world and causes wars to end throughout the earth, breaking and burning every weapon. 10 “Stand silent! Know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation in the world!” 11 The Commander of the heavenly armies is here among us! He, the God of Jacob, has come to rescue us! - Psalm 46 (Living Bible)

Living in Grace

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