Feeling worn out and weak? Is life getting too crazy? This is just a reminder to run to Jesus and ask him for rest. He will surely give it to you. He is your rest and your strength. He won’t let you run until your empty. He’s got the rest and the energy you need.
“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
– Isaiah 40:29-31
Have a wonderful rest of your week and be sure to takes some time to rest and remember that your strength comes from God.
If we have faith like a mustard seed we can move mountains. How profound is that? Faith that small can move mountains but faith even smaller than that must be powerful too. That’s incredible. With just a little faith we can do incredible things or rather, God can do incredible things through us. Imagine if we had faith larger than a mustard seed how our world and the world as a whole would change. That’s encouraging to me. Keep believing, keep growing in your faith. God’s promises are true and he’s gonna use you to move mountains!
As I said before my deepest thoughts often come when I’m out in nature walking. A few weeks ago these words came to me, “The God of all eternity lives inside of me.” Just one small sentence and truth I’ve known since a small child but for some reason it hit me like a stack of bricks. How profound is that? The God of everything, all time and all knowledge lives inside of me. I’m in awe of His glory and his love for me more daily.
I do most of my deepest thinking while going for my daily evening walk. Tonight a thought seemed to come to my head out of no where. That thought was, “God is like a puppy.” Your thought after reading that may be like the thoughts I had after I heard that in my brain. But then I realized it was true.
Think of a puppy or a dog in general. They have been called mans best friend long back into history and are loyal to death. They love with a love that is unconditional and even when you react with hate they still love you and give their love fully. Some even take their anger out on their dogs even though they are not responsible.
Starting to understand? God is a lot like a puppy. He loves us no matter what. The greatest unconditional love. Even when we blame him for or problems and are mad at him he doesn’t leave us. He wants us. He is loyal to his word. He won’t leave us or forsake us. He is mans best friend and he will never stop loving and caring for us. Take comfort in that my friends.
Today I want to challage you to love people today without thinking of yourself.
Let me explain what I mean by that. The human nature is to do something for someone so you get something out of it. You may not even realize that the reason you are doing something for someone is so you can get rewarded or thanked so you can feel good about yourself. Never do something nice for someone to get something out of it. Do it because you love them. God doesn’t love us for what he can give us. He loved us while we were still sinners. He died for us knowing that we could possibly reject him and say mean things about him our whole lives. Imagine if we sinned and Jesus said “Oh… I’m sorry you hurt me so I can’t love you anymore.” That would mean that Jesus only loves us for what we can do for him. That’s conditional love. So it’s the same thing when we do something nice for someone for what we can get out of it. So I want to encourage you to love like Jesus loves. Unconditionally. If you do something super nice for someone like make them dinner and then they aren’t gratefull and just throw the food out how will you react? How you react can show if you’re really unconditionally loving someone. If you react by yelling at them and thinking what an unthankful person they are cause you were trying to be nice and they didn’t appreciate it that’s saying you love someone based on how they react to you. People killed Jesus but he said forgive them for they know not what they do. I don’t know about you but I want that heart for people. No matter how they treat me I want to treat them like Jesus treats his haters. I want to show love.
Have a blessed week! Now go change the world!