I have been reading some blogs recently with some really inspiring posts. (Refer to my "Places to Go" on the sidebar.) Some of these people are presently going through some significant struggles. The common thread is that all of them are relying on the Lord to get them through.
As I reflect upon my own life, I see that I have leaned on the Lord during the hard times - choosing to trust Him rather than rely on my own strengths. It's easy to trust Him when you have no where else to go. But I'm wondering if during the "good" times, I'm trusting Him as much? Am I as devoted to spending time with Him when things are going my way? Do I long to crawl up in His lap and let Him hold me on a daily basis? There's not a day that goes by when my daughter doesn't come over and crawl up on my lap wanting to be loved. And there's not a day when I would turn her down. Our heavenly Father is the same way ---He yearns for an intimate relationship with us. He loves us more than we can imagine and desires that we share our hearts with Him. It can be easy for us, as humans, to take the Lord for granted. Today, my charge to you is this: Put aside all the "stuff" of this life for a few minutes and spend time with your Abba Father. Let Him love you. Relax in His presence and allow Him to fill you with His love and peace. You will be forever changed.