With my coffee mug in hand and Bible in my lap, I’d been praying circles around family issues. All of a sudden, the sunrise interrupted my pathetic prayers announcing its entrance as warm hues of orange, pink, and red peeked through the grey clouds of dawn. It seemed like God’s promises broke through yesterday’s disappointments, frustrations, and unfinished lists. It was God at work. He reminded me of this in a tangible way. I was overwhelmed with praise by the enormous combination of joy and humility and awe when I watched the arrival of the morning. The shadows of my unanswered prayers didn’t matter anymore; I regained focus and regrouped my faith in God’s provision.
Did you know God desires for our soul to be whole and healthy? Only through God can it be redeemed; this is what matters more than the outcome of any circumstance. We must not neglect caring for the well-being of our soul.
Dallas Willard said, “Hurry is the great enemy of our souls in our day. Being busy is mostly a condition of our outer world; it is having many things to do. Being hurried is a problem of the soul. It’s being so preoccupied with myself and what myself has to do that I am no longer able to be fully present with God and fully present with you. There is no way a soul can survive when it is hurried.” Ask yourself, how is the threat level of hurry to your soul right now?
Let’s pray: Dear Father, thank you for showing us how to pray using your word. Psalm 24:1 says, ”The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it, for he founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters.” Help me to slow down, to care for my soul. I choose to give you, God, my full attention. I praise you for who you are. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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