I heard this story somewhere years ago and it stuck with me.
A married couple was driving down the road. The wife turned to the husband and said, “What’s happened with us?”
“What do you mean?” the husband asked.
She said, “We’re not like we used to be.”
“How did we used to be?” the husband asked.
“We were closer. More connected. We held hands all the time. In fact, here’s a perfect example right now. Remember when we’d get in the car, and we’d sit right next to each other, with me there in the middle.”
The husband turned to her and said, “Who moved?”
Today’s message in Jesus Calling reminds me of a spiritual application to this cute story. When I feel far from God … it’s NOT Him who moved! It’s me!
What’s more, I am with you, and I will protect you wherever you go. One day I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have finished giving you everything I have promised you. Genesis 28:15
What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? Romans 8:31
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8
My feelings some times lie. They tell me that I am alone, that no one cares, that I have to defend myself.
This is truth … He is with me! He will protect me and provide for me! He will never leave me! He stands for me! He never changes!
I need to focus more on the truth!
I have managed, with all the stress and change in my life, to completely ignore the upcoming tax deadlines. One of these years our accountant is going to reach the end of his patience with me! Anyway procrastination must come to a close so I will be offline tomorrow until I get it pulled together enough to pass it on. My ex-employer deleted my password and online access so I can’t even get my W-2s. Good grief! Pray for me!
The Joy Dare
6 – 3 Gifts Nailed Together (Jesus on the Cross)
a house to shelter my family
chairs to relax in when we have grown weary
beds to sleep in at the end of long exhausting days
7 – 3 Gifts Waited For (Jesus in the Tomb)
comments/followers – trying to relax about this but they are a precious gift when they come!
publication … maybe? someday?
8 – 3 Gifts Rising Up (He is Risen!)
hot dinner rolls fresh from the oven
Psalms (and other songs) of prayer and praise
every morning that we rise up from our slumber