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The Important Things

I must confess that this isn’t the sunniest period of my life. I’m having to learn endurance much more than I’d like. Being where I am and experiencing what I am has forced me to define what things are important- what things should be important.

The first thing is that God is the Designer. He created the laws that always come into effect in this world. For example, the law of gravity: if you throw an orange up, it might come crashing down on your face. God designed us to be transformed by the hard things we experience. “Jesus Christ, though he was the Son, learned patience by the things he suffered.” (Hebrews 5:8) Even Christ.

I’m going through a lot of hard and uncomfortable things, and they are happening all at once. But the thing that bothered me he most is how God sees me. I’m concerned to ask, “Father, am I doing alright?” What should be my focus? What are the things that if I do them right, I’ve done alright? 

I used to think the big questions in life where about figuring out he right career to fit my passion. Good intentions. But, “we fix our eyes not on what is seen but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is UNSEEN is eternal.” (2Corinthians 4:18 emphasis added). Everything else is secondary. It about what give and bear in LOVE. It’s about how we love God and others. That’s it. 

Everything on earth is designed to work with us or against us. But we get to choose. We get to choose what we keep our eyes fixed on. We get to choose the important things.

It’s important for me to share all these things with whomever may pass by. It’s important for me to respond in love to those who need it- by my empathy, my words and my actions. It’s important for me to endure when I’m in the valley, keep walking when I’m on the plains and rejoice when I’m on the mountain. Abase and abound. Bear and receive. 

I am humbled everyday when He teaches me the right direction to look. I am humbled that I should know this love and freedom in going His own way- a way designed in love for me. Abba, Father…

Here’s a helpful link to a devotional I read recently:

http://links.zondervancorporation.mkt4728.com/ctt?kn=16&ms=NDg4MzY0NTgS1&r=NDY0NTE2MzEyNjcS1&b=0&j=NzAxMTMwMzc5S0&mt=1&rt=0

2 thoughts on “The Important Things

  1. When I am struggling with a “dry” season, or an especially rough valley in life, I ask the Lord this question, “Lord, I know You love me for You sent Your Son. Lord, what is the lesson?” Then when my mind or emotions kick up, I get my focus up and ask Him to show me a story in the Bible that is similar to mine. Amazing how the Holy Spirit brings peace that passes all understanding, and clarity when I “lean not on my own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5. “…for wisdom will come into your heart and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.” Proverbs 2:10. Blessings… I pray your mountain top is straight ahead!

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    1. So true. Thanks you for sharing. I’m really embracing trusting God in all seasons because I’m realizing, learning, that He’s right there and He loves me with a love that cannot be measured. If He loves me and He’s with me, then why should I panic? Isn’t it what Jesus said as quoted by the psalmist, “For You will not abandon my soul to Sheol; Nor will You allow Your Holy One to undergo decay”(Psalm 16:10) 😃 Thank you!!!!!

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