This morning’s devotions talked about our walk with Christ. It offered three ways to walk in Christ. 1. Walk in Love 2. Walk in Wisdom 3. Walk as Children of the Light. (Devotions was on First 5 app ~The Thoughts We Think, The Words We Speak)
It got me thinking about my walk and how so often I let the troubles, or the everyday things, overwhelm me and get swept away from focusing on God and His word. I often think back to my college years, where my thoughts and actions seemed more focused on God’s word. I remember walking through the campus, just talking to God. I really felt close to Him. I find myself wondering what happened. I even tried to rationalize, well I had no troubles then. I didn’t have to worry about the everyday things like jobs, kids, pandemics, and the list goes on and on. While it is true life was simpler back then, my God hasn’t changed. He still wants to help me through daily life. He still wants me to set my mind on him. He still craves that connection. He hasn’t left. I let my thoughts slip away. So how can I get back to that closeness?
It starts with our minds. We must ask God to help us and make sure that our thoughts and minds focus on God and His word.
Romans 12:2 is a good place to start. It says: “Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
This verse tells us that we are not to think about these things without God’s guidance. Instead of figuring it all out, we need to seek His guidance on all things. He wants to help us with every aspect of our life.
So how do we have that close walk with God that we need? These two verses from Psalm and Proverbs help explain two easy steps to get started.
First: Get in His word. We have to read the Bible to find the guidance we need.
Psalm 119:105 “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”
Then: Acknowledge that we need Him in every aspect of our life. Proverbs 3:6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your path.
How can we do this daily?
Start our morning asking Him for guidance in everything we do. Seek Him and meditate on His word in the quiet moments as well as the hectic moments. Let His presence fill us as we walk throughout our day. Then at night, end your day by thanking Him for all the blessings of that day.
I would love to hear about your walk with God. What helps you stay centered in God when life gets crazy?