Be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with all your heart, always and for everything giving thanks in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God the Father.
Thought for the Day: The Spirit lives in us – He is there for us.
Going through a weekend sharing time with women from our church and listening to a wonderful speaker placed me on a mountaintop. Even though I felt that every word she spoke was directed straight to me, especially when it was about something I have felt insecure about, I still remained on the mountaintop. As she spoke, I felt more and more sure that I was doing everything wrong. But, sitting in the room with 75 precious women, I realized that I was not alone in my thoughts. I ended up sitting in the very front of the room and very near the speaker. It wasn’t until I listened and then turned around that I realized that most women there were emotional and feeling some of the same insecurities I was feeling. I was on the mountaintop with others like me. After the time of realization that I was emotionally feeling insecure, the speaker took me somewhere else. She took me to the cross. She took me to the cross to remind me that Jesus took care of my sins when he died on the cross. She reminded me that the Holy Spirit lives in me and all I need to do is ask Him to guide me and live with me through my day. I need to ask Him to take care of my worries where I can live the life He wants for me.
Today, as I have already quickly come down from the mountaintop, I awake asking God to guide me through The Holy Spirit to remember His promise that He will be with me. That promise is there but I sometimes let the events of life make me forget. Today, I want to look at each event through Jesus’ eyes. I want to look at each person and see them as Jesus sees them. I want to love each person as Jesus loves them. If I look through Jesus’ eyes, I will see His children. If I love as Jesus loves, I will only see them with love. I will see them as Jesus sees me – a beautiful, forgiven, child.
Prayer: God, You took me to the mountaintop and I am thankful. You brought me to my knees and made me realize how much you love me. God, You sent Your son to die on the cross for me. You sent Him to set me free from my sins and You want me to live free from the worries that seem to follow me each day. Help me to turn the worries over to you where I can feel your pure, unconditional love for me. Amen.
Prayer Focus: Those wanting to stay on a mountaintop