Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Puzzle Pieces

I have a necklace with a few charms on it and the smallest, least noticeable is the cross. Every time I wear it I start to think about how that's the opposite of how we should live our lives.

There are lots of people who live their lives believing in the existence of God but never having a relationship with him. They go to church on Sunday morning then forget about him until next Sunday or when they need something.

I think oftentimes Jesus is the piece of the puzzle we put in last. The piece where it just fits in the holes. What we need to do is make him the corner piece. That's the piece that we tend to place first; the piece that all the others are place around.

We all have had times like this, me for sure, but we don't have to stay like that. I have a couple ideas to help us stay thinking about The Lord:
  1. Find God in things that we see everyday.
There are lots of opportunities to see God in our everyday lives that we just walk right past. Just look around you; God gave you life and he gave you a family, whether its one you were born into or just people you consider to be you family. Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.  

      2. Tell a Christian friend and challenge each other.

If you have a friend trying to get closer to God with you then it will be easier for certain people because you have someone to keep you accountable. Proverbs 27:17 As iron sharpens iron so one person sharpens another.

     3. Start a daily devotional or pray before you go to school everyday.

If you start each day with a bit of wisdom from the Lord you may find that your school days get a little easier. Not because it's simply easier, it may even get harder to keep you away from God, but because He's already on your mind, so it becomes easier to take problems to him. Psalms 145:18 The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. 

Try one of these strategies throughout this week and see if  it gets easier to keep God as the corner piece of your life.

Until Next Time