Is Something Missing?
"I will extol the Lord at all times; his praise will always be on my lips. My soul will boast in the Lord; let the afflicted hear and rejoice. Glorify the Lord with me; let us exalt his name together. I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears." Psalm 34: 1-4
How many of you have played with Lego's, Lincoln Logs, or Erector Sets? When you were young the potential for building cool designs was huge. Sometimes my brother would spend hours designing items, and when he was done he usually had a pretty amazing creation. There was no greater frustration, however, than to be missing a piece. You put time into building something perfect and then it couldn't be finished because you were missing a window or door.
Have you ever felt like you had that same missing piece in your life? You have a good family, friends and a nice life but sometimes it still feels like something is missing. This is the exact place and time when God comes in. God is always there for us no matter what problem or struggle we are facing in our lives. The best thing about God is that we can go to him in prayer, seek his guidance in Scripture, or look for solutions through devotions.
It does not matter that the Bible was written thousands of years ago in a land free of cell phones, computers and other modern technology we use every day to make our lives "easier. Our problems can be solved through reading the Bible. I believe if you make it a habit of reading the Bible daily, praying continually and reading devotions your problems will become much easier to handle and that missing feeling will simply fade away!
- Do you spend time everyday reading the Bible, doing devotions, and praying?
- How can reading the Bible everyday help you in your daily struggles?
- What do you need to cut out of your life in order to submit more fully to God's will for your life?
- Philippians 4:4-7
- 1 Thessalonians 5:15-18
Please help me to spend more time learning about your "game plan" by reading my Bible daily and doing devotions. Please help me to seek out the plan you have for my life and to submit to your will in helping serve others and lift up your name daily. I want nothing more than to be closer to you.
In Jesus name we pray,