We seek the Lord early. Do we also seek Him late in the day? We need to begin but also end our day with him. Remember, he’s there in the middle of the day also. A Kit Kat bar isn’t the perfect break time enjoyment – He is. Snickers bars aren’t what will revive you – He will. Anytime is the right time for time with the Lord.
Why do you worry about the small things? Don’t you know I’ve got them, they are in My hand? Look beyond them to the bigger picture; what do you see there? Do you see Me, see My plans, see what I have for you? There is so much more to see when you look up. I have not told you to cast all your cares on Me for no reason, they weigh you down, keep you hunched over so you do not see what I have ahead for you. You are lost in the small stuff which bogs you down. There is more, there is light at the end of the tunnel, there is hope. Where you are now is not where you will always be once you look up, see Me, and let me guide you through and beyond your current situation.
Come to the well and dip, drink long and deep of the Living Water, there is no shortage of supply. The living water is for my children, partakers in the divine knowledge and understanding of who I am. I am eternal and everlasting, I am ever present and here for you. Call upon Me in the day of distress, in that day you will find Me. I will invite you in to come and partake of the water that you may be strengthened, sustained, and revitalized in order to carry on. Venture not from the well of Living Water for it is your life source.
Suspended! My heart did extra beats as I opened the Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) envelope seeing the words in big bold capitalized letters, “NOTICE OF INTENT TO SUSPEND”. Unbelief raced through my mind with questions, what and why, is my license being suspended. I breathed a sigh of relief upon pulling the letter out discovering it was suspending the vehicle registration on a scooter. My daughter had moved and could not take it with her so it had been stored in my garage. She needed funds and planned to sell it; I thought I would buy it to help her out and that it just might be fun to putter around town on it, not to mention the gas savings.
With paperwork in hand I went to DMV to inquire if any different rules from state she had lived in, just to make certain I did everything legit. I discovered the laws varied from where she had been, there the scooter was not required to be licensed before driven on the road, in California it is. So I started the registration process but was unable to finish, since it had not been registered in the other state the dealers bill of sale was not acceptable. To make a few months story short, it took three visits to DMV, two dealings with the local sheriff, dealer contact for Manufacturer Certificate of Origin, and more.
When I first started the process I contacted my insurance carrier to discover they don’t insure scooters, I would have to look elsewhere. When the scooter was finally registered, I was then told I would need a motorcycle license; again not required in former state. By this time I was frustrated with everything and thought of just selling it. I considered taking pictures so I could put it on Craig’s List, but getting insurance had long slipped my mind…that is until the letter arrived today.
As I contemplated the whole rigmarole I thought, wouldn’t it be nice if I slipped and forgot spiritual things that I would get reminders, then I could take action to get back on course. Quickly following that I thought, perhaps I do, but I won’t know about them if I don’t open the Book. If I had set the DMV letter unopened on my desk, I would not have known my error; ignorance of DMV’s instructions wouldn’t get me out of the consequences. Likewise, if I don’t open the Bible to read the letters inside I could be missing important details, some with dire consequences. Comparatively, if I did not open a letter informing me of an inheritance or an award I could claim, I would be missing out on what was rightfully mine; again likewise, God’s word is full of treasures and benefits that are for me (and you), here and now, but I won’t know about them until I open the Letter and read it.
Psalm 103:2 Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits –
A standard, as you set the standards of your life may they be based on My holy word; words that bring life and preserve it, words that set you on the right path leading to my door. Set standards for all areas of life; let them be high and uncompromising in the face of temptation and adversity. Let love be at the core and them be in harmony with Me. It’s not just about avoiding wrongs, the evils in life, but living well with a heart after me.
Write it, write it big, don’t let it out of your sight, keep the vision clear. Voice it, let it take life. Don’t hide the dream under a basket, don’t put it into the back of the closet , bring it out into the light. Life and dreams flourish in the Light. Let faith and hope arise once more, don’t let fear crowd it out, or shame throw a blanket over it, hold them up to Me. Let Me breathe life into them. Hold tight to the desires of your heart, don’t let them slip through your fingers. Don’t let the logical and reasonable steal your unfettered childlike faith that all things are possible in Me.