“I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you to live in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel—”
This was an accident…. This verse wasn’t suppose to be done, yet here is what the Lord is showing me through it. It’s not a different gospel… It’s more of something else is taking my attention. It’s crazy…. Here I am in a foreign country. Surrounded by people I have only known for about 5 months. The country I am in, I never thought of or heard of growing up. Yet I feel at home. I feel blessed to be here. I am amazed at the power the Lord has. To take me from my comfort to put me in an uncomfortable place…. Now I am comfortable again. I am learning this week or the Lord is showing me that I need to focus on Him. My eyes need to be forever on Him. I find myself looking at things that are fading or that really doesn’t need my attention… Yet I give it anyway. I find that I start to turn too what is comfortable to me. Psalm 119:37 “Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to Your word.”
I am focusing too much on my needs and wants… I start to get distracted by my fears… By trying to figure out everything before it actually happens. The Lord is telling me that I need to look to Him. Lately, I have noticed that my devotional life with the Lord has been slaking that I am easily torn away from my time with Him. My prayer life has been becoming short. Never do I take myself away and just spend one on one time with my Heavenly Father. I feel like I am getting caught up in the things of what I need to do and that I am forgetting the reason that I am here. I am forgetting about the relationship that I need to be growing with my Father, my Creator. It’s not that I am turning to a different religion it’s more of the fact that other things are taking my attention. Yet it is so easy for them to get in front of my view and my eyes are off the Lord.
We did a skit today about Peter walking on water. Peter’s faith in Jesus was so strong but then as soon as his eyes left Jesus and saw the waves Peter began to sink. Peter was swallowed up by fear and by the things of this world. Yet my favorite part is that immediately Jesus reached out and pulled Peter out of the water. The Lord is always there for us, all we need to do is call on Him. Jeremiah 33:3 “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” Call to Him… Peter cried out when he began to sink and the Lord answered. Almost immediately Jesus reached out and grabbed his hand saving Peter from the sea. The sea of the world… The sea of worries, lies, and distractions. The Lord has helped me in so many ways all I need to do is ask… To call out to Him and He will answer. That is how much He loves me.