Good morning. This morning I was encouraged at the bus stop. There is one child who does not care what anyone thinks about him. He has a good heart, and he is a good friend. He will belt out a song while walking, living in the moment. It makes me smile.
Wouldn’t it be great to go through life not caring what others think about you? It really only matters what God thinks about me. Some days I realize that I am totally out of touch. I don’t know what is fashionable. I don’t know the trendy restaurants and places. And, really what is this Hamilton show all about? I am even behind on that, and it was popular a few years ago.
If we go through life focused on how God sees us, we will be like a child happily singing as he walks to the bus stop. We will be surrounded by the goodness of God. Some people will smile, and others will roll their eyes. None of us will ever fully fit into this world. And if we do fit in to this world, will that make us happy? I always think about Hollywood. They seem to have everything, and it is not enough.
I have hope in God. When I read the bible every morning, I am encouraged. I go through my day focused on the Lord. If I choose to live for the world, I cannot live for God. I make new choices each day.
I worship the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the Law and in the Prophets. I have hope in God, which they themselves also accept, that there will be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and the unjust.
–Acts 24:14-15 (NKJV)
To turn fully towards God, you have to let go of yourself and change. I am still working on some stubborn things that I need to change in myself. Our Pastor has talked about prayer and fasting. Sometimes, change or insight requires prayer and fasting. Jesus prayed and fasted for 40 days. I want to change, because it matters how God sees me.
“However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”
–Matthew 17:21 (NKJV)
Sing With Joy
- You Say by Lauren Daigle
- Look Up Child by Lauren Daigle