Oh, how important it is to stay close to God.
There was a time in my life when I was mad at God and didn’t want much to do with him or his church. I was in my early twenties, had been going to church all of my life and then real life, unpleasant, adult circumstances happened and I took it out on God. I didn’t understand.
My life at the time was out of control and someone needed to control it, so I did. By myself. Without God. For 10 years.
I thought I knew what I was doing. I thought my choices were right and no one understood. But I was wrong.
In hindsight, what I should have done was turned it all over to God giving him complete control. I guess I wasn’t ready for that and had to learn a few hard lessons first.
Then I met Annie. A co-worker I admired for the peace and strength, a true contentment, I saw in her every single work day. She gave God glory for it all. She had a strong relationship with Jesus Christ and you could tell. The more I got to know Annie, the more I wanted to emulate her faith in God. Because I admired the way Annie lived her life, I came back to Christ. Thank you, Annie.
Coming back made me realize all the damage I had done to my life in choosing to do it all by myself. I will spend the rest of my years humbly living with the consequences of my free will. But I learned a lot and my faith in God only became stronger.
I have to say, life is so much easier and very much blessed when you let God in your life.
But for me, it is good to be near God; I have made the Lord God my refuge, that I may tell of all your works. Psalm 73:28
Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for spending time with me each and every day. I gladly sing your praises. Amen.
Your friend in Christ,