So, it’s currently Sunday as I am starting to write this, and this blog post will, Lord willing, be going up this upcoming Tuesday (edit, it’s up Thursday XD). Normally I don’t write posts this last minute, but life has been pretty crazy lately. XP 😉
Anywho, with that said, today’s post is going to be a bit more raw than most of my posts. I want to share some things that God’s been teaching me lately. So, let’s go!
Lately, I’ve realized how much I tend to stray from God. My phone continually distracts me and steals my attention – and when I’m on it, it doesn’t even fill me up with real joy, in fact, it tends to steal my joy. The distractions that the enemy tries to trap us in are all like that – they seem relaxing, they seem nice, they gratify our current wishes, but in the end, they never satisfy.
Unlike distractions, I love how God exceeds our expectations and overflows our cups!! I went to a dance last week, and I was so excited for it. I had a fun time, yet it wasn’t quite what I expected, unfortunately. That reminded me that, unlike people/events/etc, God is ALWAYS going to bring us joy and life, and meet and even exceed our expectations. Even when life isn’t stable, or things go wrong, He can be trusted. He always brings us joy and abundance! When we choose to put our hope and joy in HIM, and not our circumstances/events/people we know, we WILL find true life that we cannot find anywhere else.
Yahweh (God) loves you so much and wants a deep relationship with you. He wants you to put all your hope in Him, and wholly surrender your life to Him to hold in His oh-so-capable hands. God wants to pour His love into our hearts until we overflow. He has abundant life for US that He wants us to experience.
Jesus said in John 10:10: The thief only comes to steal, kill, and destroy. I came that they may have life, and may have it abundantly.
Life is spent outside of your phone, outside of chasing boys, outside of chasing after the wind. There is so much MORE for you, and it’s all found in knowing the Lord. He wants to have a relationship with me and with you and give us what our hearts desire – to be known and loved. ❤
Hebrews 12:1-2 says: Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. (emphasis mine)
What are you eyes set on? If they’re not on the Lord, you will be feeling empty. We must keep our eyes always set on Jesus, the Author & Perfecter of our faith, running this race with endurance. It’s all about Him, not all about us.
We find abundant life in Christ when we lay our lives down in surrender, repent of our sins, and accept Jesus into our lives. Once we are saved by His glorious grace, we then get to have a relationship with Him on a daily basis. By getting in His Word and praying and worshiping daily, we learn from Him and grow in Him. We are strengthened to do what we were made to know – know God and make Him known with our lives. ❤
I want to encourage you girls to be intentional to get in the Word & prayer daily, and to repent and fight against sin and the enemy. Build your life around Christ, and find your joy, hope, and LIFE in HIM. Life is too short and too valuable to live in any other way. We live in a dark world. How will YOU seek Christ and make a difference? Will you surrender your all to Him? Will you spend your time glorifying Him, or gratifying your lusts and desires? Will you place all your joy and hope in Him? I pray, my friend, that you will. 🙂