Diligently Seeking God
It is enough that God gives us the help we need today; we need not demand that today’s storehouse also be stocked with everything we might need tomorrow. Tomorrow’s needs will be provided when the time comes, and faith is willing to leave that in God’s hands.
There is nothing that will keep us away from God more certainly than a failure to forgive those who have wronged us. Jesus said simply, “If you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” It is only the merciful who will receive mercy.
We are a busy people with little time to meditate on God. But let’s be honest: do we have so little longing for God because we’re busy, or are we so busy because we have little longing for God? Once we answer that question with integrity, things will start looking up.
Togetherness takes character and hard work. Although our instincts usually run in the direction of togetherness, its actual practice doesn’t come naturally. It requires conscious effort to build wholesome relationships and then to enjoy them healthily.
When we’re counting our blessings we need to count those times when we’re forced to face our need for God. Any episode of “hunger” that disrupts our sense of self-sufficiency and brings us back to reality of our need is to be appreciated.