Where Did I Put That? – January 18, 2016

Today’s Scripture… “I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine: . . .” – Song of Solomon 6:3

Thoughts for Today… How precious is Jesus to us? In this fast paced society that we all live in, it
is so easy to forget or misplace what and who is important, isn’t it? As I write this, I must first admit that I can surely let projects, obligations,  responsibilities, and even ministry get in the way of my top priorities.

Sometimes I just need to tell the Lord, that I’m sorry for not being as close as I needed to be with Him. At times, I have to ask Him to forgive me for being preoccupied with so many things and that I knew that I was not as close as I desired to be. Most of us know what it is like to love and not receive love back, and to be honest so often a lot of people do this with the One who loves us more than anyone. This morning, in my quiet time with the Lord…I just sensed a deep desire in my heart to draw closer in my relationship with the Lord.

When I looked up the meaning of the word “CLOSE” I found other words that it describes. Close means DEAR, DEVOTED, EARNEST, FAITHFUL, FAMILIAR, IMPENETRABLE, INSEPARABLE, INTENSE, INTIMATE, LOVING, NEAR, NEAR-BY, SECLUDED, SECRET, SOLID, THICK, and TIGHT.

Upon seeing all the words that CLOSE means, as I ask myself this question, I ask you also, “How CLOSE are you to God?” Again, I am inquiring of myself as I ask you this so intimate question. Am I and are you EARNEST in seeking Him and His Presence? Am I and are you so FAMILIAR with Jesus and His Ways, that He would describe us as IMPENETRABLE and INSEPARABLE to Him?

Could He say that I and you are LOVING Him in such an INTENSE and INTIMATE way that He is overflowing with love and needs no more Ministry from me and you, for He is so full?

Can The Lord testify that if He ever needs us that we are so NEAR Him, He would not have to look very far? Can I and can you say that we are habitually SECLUDED with our Love and so TIGHT with Him, that we are constantly found in the SECRET place? Are we allowing EVERYTHING else in this world to steal our attention, from The One Who has given us EVERYTHING?

Let us all chew on these questions today and allow The Lord to show us where we are in our relationship with Him. You know, it is a good thing to ask ourselves every now and then that most important question, “Where Did I Put That?”

I encourage you to join us this evening at the church at 6:00 pm for a time of prayer…a time where we can draw closer to the Lord, as we spend time in His presence.

Have a “Wonderful DAY in Christ,”
Pastor Terry
Family Worship Center

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