Tuesday, August 6, 2013

KEEP YOUR SANITY


We live in an increasingly more complicated and complex time.
You know as well as I, the result is more stress, strain, tension
and confusion.  And the news is full of incidents where people
"have lost it", that is, their sanity.

Jesus was often under more strain than you or I can imagine.
Some times the crowds were so great and demanding on 
his time he could not even eat. 

But he coped with it.

HOW?

"But he would go away to lonely places,
where he prayed."
(Luke 5:16 GNT)

Simple,
He got alone with God the Father.

Some times he went to the mountains.
Some times into the wilderness.
And some times into the desert.
Or even into a boat to cross the lake.
And he prayed.

But I live in town.
No problem.

Jesus told us when we pray to 
go into our room and close the door.
Then pray to the Father in secret. 

Just like when you were courting,
you wanted alone with the one you loved.

Is this old world tearing you up?

Find some place to get alone with God,
then pray and snuggle up to Him.
He will recalibrate your compass,
reboot your computer and
refocus your lens.


Like the old song says;

"Blessed quietness, 
holy quietness,
What assurance in my soul!
On the stormy sea,
He speaks peace to me,
How the billows cease to roll!"














1 comment:

Sonja Goodson said...

You are right on! Isn't it funny how we get so busy we think we don't have time that day to get alone with God, and then we remember quickly that we don't have time NOT to get alone with God!