“[Daniel] consistently put God first above the approval of men and even above his own safety and comfort.” -Tommy Tenney
You know when I get into trouble? When I try to seek comfort or safety (or anything else!) over Him. When I forget it is He who is the provider of all good things and instead start to seek the things themselves.
Why do I do that?! Why does my brain so easily default back into the mindset of needing to take care of myself and worry about the future, when all that has been asked of me is that I love and follow Him and trust Him to provide what I need?
Is life hard? Yes. But I think I make it much harder than it needs to be when I take my eyes off of Him.
Lord, my eyes are on You. My hand is in Yours. Help me to follow where You lead.
I desire nothing apart from You, Lord. I even willingly trade in my pursuit for a safe life, a comfortable life, a life devoid of pain.
And since I am giving up that pursuit, there should be less fighting for my attention and distracting me from whole-heartedly and single-mindedly seeking Your face! 🙂
Thank You that I needn’t worry about anything because I am Yours. Thank You that no matter what life brings, nothing can change the fact that I am Your child. Thank You, Lord, that You love us.
The theme for my reading tonight was about seeking God’s face rather than his blessings.
When Brittany came home from work tonight, she said she was going to make me something and disappeared into her bedroom. An hour and a half later, I found myself standing outside her door saying, “Thank you for whatever you’re making in there for me, but I really just want you! I want to see you!”
Then I was reminded of my reading. And it made me laugh. 🙂
Also, two hours after she went into her room, she came out holding for me one of those rubber band bracelets. “It looks really sh***y,” she said, holding it out for me to see. But I love it. She used my favorite colors and spent two hours of her evening making that for me. So, maybe she never pays rent on time and gets mad when I ask her to turn off the porch light, 😉 , that bracelet, to me, represents love. And love wins. Ain’t nothing more important! 🙂