Day 08 “Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God. And the peace of God [that peace which reassures the heart, that peace] which transcends all understanding, [that...
“O Lord, you have searched me [thoroughly] and have known me. You know my down sitting and my uprising; You understand my thought afar off. You sift and search out my path and my lying down, and You are acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word in my tongue [still unuttered], but, behold, O Lord, You know it altogether.”
– Psalm 139:1-4
Focus – a center of activity, attraction, or attention
Action – the accomplishment of a thing usually over a period of time
Inseparability – seemingly always together: very intimate
Trust – assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something
Hunger – a strong desire
I can name a handful of friendships throughout my life where we were described as inseparable. I think that’s because in order to have that deep of a friendship, it takes some work on both ends. Both people have to be willing to spend the time getting to know one another. Moreover, they need to actually enjoy each other’s company. I can think of a couple of situations where I was forced to spend time with someone I didn’t really care for. I can honestly say I never went out of my way to get to know them more than I had to. But, if it was someone who I enjoyed being around, I made sure I was available. The same goes for our walk with God. Would your relationship with God be considered close? Are you and God inseparable? Or do you often let things wiggle their way into God’s rightful place in your life? God has already done His part. He is willing and loves to spend time with you, so much so that He knows you inch to inch. He knows what you will say before you say it. He knows your future and erases your past, all to be with you. If you are struggling with having faith in God, it may be time to check out your relationship with Him.
What are some things that get in the way of your prayer/devotion time and how can you remove those things to leave time for God?
Find peace in His embrace,