Daily Delight

Saturday, June 20, 2015

"Maybe the soul is tired because all it needs is more time with the Lord. Maybe the heart is tired because it has been fed with all the wrong things." 

 As believers, many times we only tend to seek the Lord when we are in need of an "emergency," and then when the emergency is "resolved" we tend to just put God away into a box and have Him in a corner until it’s time to take Him out again. I've had my few shares of neglecting the Lord moments. Moments where I've been too busy with school or work to realize that my only communication with Jesus was a morning prayer or a few prayers of desperation. It’s not easy to admit to this when you're spiritual belief is based on having a relationship with God. Being a believer isn't about having a part-time relationship with God. Our faith is not equivalent to a job. Going to service, two or three times a week like its our working days, we clock-in, in the beginning of service and then clock out after those hours are up and head back to our chaotic filled lives, no.

In these certain moments in my life, my soul was surely tired because it was not drinking from the correct fountain. I was foolishly drinking from the fountain of self-sufficiency, thinking that my one or two prayers a week and the occasional bible verse of the day were enough to keep my relationship with God intact, when really I needed so much more. My heart was tired because it was being fed with the worries of successfully completing my school work while trying to accomplish my career goals. What my heart really needed to be fed was the Gospel, God's love, hope, faith, encouragement, and strength. God helped me find the balance between life and Him, by showing me that there is no balance. With everything there needs to be a balance, but God was personally making me see that what I needed in that season of my life was no balance between God and my life because God is my life. 

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually! -Psalm 105:4 (ESV)

I need the Lord to survive the same way I need water to survive. A day or two without water and I feel physically weak. The same way, a day or two without communicating with God and I am also physically and mentally weak. The devotional "'Taking God Out of the Emergency Only' Box!" by Joyce Meyers inspired this post. A specific place in this devotional really stood out to me:

 "God wants us to get personal with Him. He proves this by the fact that He lives within us. When Jesus died on the cross, He opened the way for us to get personal with almighty God." 

To be a permanent resident within us. Not just to be taken out of an "emergency box" whenever we felt fit to do so, but to always have Him with us. Whatever life is throwing your way, remember that what you need is not Jesus in an "emergency box" but Jesus as a personal friend in your everyday life, that's the real goal for constant victory! God has given us the opportunity in having Him as a personal friend, and what an awesome opportunity it is. I pray today that you take a look at your relationship with God, analyze what role God plays in your life. 

Is He in an "emergency only box" or is He free in your heart, as your personal friend?

Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you? -1 Corinthians 3:16 (ESV)

About the Author

Carol Guzman, or Rosette, as she likes to be referred as, is a 25 year old Brooklyn resident with a passion for writing. Influenced at a young age, she mainly liked writing short story's and personal poems but she never found complete satisfaction after writing until she encountered Jesus Christ. Writing about Jesus, and the word of God increased her desire to seek God more and has kept her faith strong in troubling times. Her goal is to spread the Gospel and the love of Christ through every word that is written. Check Carol out at redeemedbyhisgrace7.blogspot.com and on her new blog pageinspireforchrist.wordpress.com


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