If you are like me you take antibiotics until you feel better and somehow totally forget to keep taking them past the ‘I feel better stage’ onto the totally healed stage. I know, I know this is really bad and makes the next infection worse than the one before. But how often do we seek out God when we are hurting and lost and then forget to keep seeking Him when we ‘feel better’.
I have noticed that through all my trials and stress, I am looking for Christ like He has the magic pill, and when I begin to feel better put Him on the bottom of my to-do list. When really we should be seeking Him in times of crisis and joy. Praising Him no matter the emotion that we dealing with. We should take Him in daily like a vitamin that sustains us. And drink of His words like “living Water”.
I have observed that when I daily reach out to Him, I am much more balanced and able to resist the whispers of temptation. I am healthy and ready for whatever He send to me. When I put God last on my list, I feel rundown and weary. But that’s the greatest gift of grace is that He is still there waiting for me get back into His lap and tell Him whats been going on. He is always there, no matter how far down on the list we put Him.
A good friend told me today to “get back into the lap of Jesus”.
I have fallen out and been beat up, forgotten who I was in Him. I needed to hear someone else say it. I needed to be apart of something other the insanity inside my head. I needed to feel again, I needed to breathe the breath of Jesus. For you Jesus are my breath and heartbeat.
So many times the gradual slippery slope of falling is just that gradual and we don’t suffer an immediate death but a slow, unnoticeable one; until one day we wake up alone and in despair. That is when our Savior is the nearest to us. Fighting alone side of us, being the person that hands us the cup of everlasting water in the race. But He is better for he runs the race for us, never letting our feet touch the ground He carries us. If we in fact let Him.
But this requires that we LET IT GO, let Him be in-charge. Stop taking it back, stop the suffering and let Christ be the one in control. Stop thinking about it (this gives satan the power). Satan only has as much power as we give him. Don’t give him any. Instead embrace Christ. SEEK Him, chase Him, he is not hard to catch, He stands next to you with open arms offering “Free hugs” reach out and take one or 3 million. He never gets tired or weary. Peter 5:7 says “Cast all your anxiety’s on Him” not some, but ALL!
So I ask you, have you left the lap of God for the control of the world, if so “climb back into God’s Lap” He is waiting for you.