This last week, I’m not sure what happened. Maybe it was homeschooling and all the time that that requires. Maybe it was all my other responsibilities or just sheer laziness – who knows. All I do know is…I took my focus off Christ. In one week’s time, I had inundated myself with TV and the daily toil of relational issues all around me. By the end of the week, I realized I was feeling tired and overwhelmed. I felt like saying, “Lord, where are you?” And I was quickly reminded in my spirit that I had not spent one ounce of QUALITY time with Him. So maybe He’s been saying, “Kimberly, where are YOU?”
Over the last few years, these sorts of things like “the troubles of the world” have affected me less and less because I’m learning to “turn it off”. I’m not just referring to turning off the TV. I mean it all. I’m learning to accept these “troubles” that the Lord promised would come. I am brought comfort with His words, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). The only thing I can attribute my confidence despite all these worldly problems is my increased desire and dedication to spend time with the Lord daily. When I dedicate my mornings (or whatever hour I can) to study His Word and pray…I feel empowered in a world that takes all my power. It isn’t a power like the world defines. It’s power that comes from the Holy Spirit and brings comfort despite all the circumstances ensuing right before your very eyes. It counsels you when you see the world falling apart and when you hear the Nightly News say things that are in complete opposition to God and the truth. Like Isaiah, the prophet spoke, “Woe to them that call evil good and good evil,” Isaiah 5:20. What chance does the body of Christ have against this world if we don’t stay in tune with the ONLY one that gives us our hope? We will be buried with the cares of this world and you know it. One week. Incredible. We better guard our hearts and minds like conscientious, well-trained soldiers! This is no time to fall back.
Not one decent moment with the Lord last week that I could legitimately count as worthy. No real time seeking Him. Without that small amount of time He will become in our minds but miles and miles away. When was the last time you spent time with the only person that has the power to keep you from feeling overwhelmed? When is the last time you spent time with the only one that will never forsake you no matter what?
Yesterday morning during worship service, I fought back tears as we sang, “O, ‘How He Loves Us.” (You Tube this song; “Jesus Culture”). The song actually says, “He loves like a hurricane. I am a tree; bending beneath the weight of His wind and mercy.” I’ve never been loved like a hurricane but it sounds intense and
Where Can I currently purchase this book?
Journal of a Sinner, Listening for that Still Small Voice
ISBN-10: 1498413064, ISBN-13: 978-1498413060
- Online Retailers: Amazon/Barnes & Nobles, ebook readers like: Kindle, Nook
- Ask your local LifeWay to order it for you
- xulonpress.com/bookstore/Journal of a Sinner, Listening for that Still Small Voice
- Contact Author (Website: Kimberlykmoon.com)