Good morning Facebook family and friends. The grass withers, the flowers fade, but the word of our God stands forever. (Isaiah 40:8)
None of us enjoys being ignored. If we’re in a conversation with friends or loved ones it hurts to have our words disregarded. If we’re in a store looking for help, it’s irritating to be ignored by the clerks. When we’re struggling with a problem, it’s painful when no one offers to help.
Imagine, then, how it must grieve God when we ignore Him. Think of how His heart of love must break when, despite the fact that He dwells within us through the Holy Spirit, we act as if He’s not there. Or consider how He must feel when His guidelines contained in the Book (the Bible) he gave us are ignored.
Let’s be careful not to ignore God. In ways large and small, let’s keep Him in our thoughts moment by moment, day by day, week by week, year by year. We do this by reading the inspired writings He has given us; by spending time in prayer and listening for His voice, by thinking about His presence; by serving others in His name. May we be able to say with the psalmist David, “My soul follows close behind You.” Psalm 63:8
We can’t ignore God’s only Son. He is the Lord, the holy One; He is the source of life, mercy and grace, The One who died and took our place.
“You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek You; I thirst for You, my whole being longs for You, in a dry and parched land where there is no water. I have seen You in the sanctuary and beheld Your power and Your glory. Because Your love is better than life, my lips will glorify You. I will praise You as long as I live, and in Your name I will lift up my hands. I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise You. On my bed I remember You; I think of You through the watches of the night. Because You are my help, I sing in the shadow of Your wings. I cling to You; Your right hand upholds me.” Psalm 63:1-8
Love life, give people hope, share your heart, wisdom, and resources. Never place a period where God says there should be a comma.
As always peace and blessings, be safe. Take advantage of your opportunities but never allow your opportunities to take advantage of you. Remember God loves you and so do I. ©krw 4.17.16