The Reset ButtonMay 9, 2011
This I recall to my mind, therefore I have hope. The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:21-23
Because of God’s grace, we get to push a reset button every day. Every morning, every night, at any moment of the day—we can choose to lift our eyes past the circumstances we see looming around us and say, “This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24 NKJV).
“Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and He shall hear my voice” (Psalm 55:17 KJV). We can sometimes take for granted the call to connection and intimacy with God, but it’s the source of our greatest strength. As you go about your day, acknowledge Jesus. Pause from your routine and take “minute vacations with God” (Chuck Swindoll).
You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. Isaiah 26:3
As you draw near to God, He’ll draw near to you. Not only will consistent devotion to God produce joy and a renewed mind, but it will show up in the subtle steps and nuances of your life. It will keep you from getting so worn down and distracted by life’s issues that you miss those God-moments of reaching out in love to someone who is hurting.
If you feel like you’re doing a crummy job as a Christian or you’re dealing with insecurity—God’s faithfulness overrides man’s inconsistency! God told Jeremiah, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations” (Jeremiah 1:5). God knows the plans He has for you! Give Him a thimbleful of devotion and He’ll flood you with an ocean of life. Pray a little prayer and mean it and He’ll stretch it as big as heaven.
Great is His faithfulness!
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