Last week, I was really nervous about a situation I had to face. One way to get your mind off track and distracted is to focus on what is worrying you. Thankfully, I picked up my devotional book Jesus Calling and read what it had to say, just as I was about to head out the door for a 5 mile run. It was 6:30am.
"Meet Me in early morning splendor. I eagerly await you here. In the stillness of this holy time with Me, I renew your strength and saturate you with Peace. While others turn over for extra sleep or anxiously tune in to the latest news, you commune with the Creator of the universe. I have awakend in your heart strong desire to know Me. This longing originated in Me, though it now burns brightly in you.
When you seek My Face in response to My Love-call, both of us are blessed. This is a deep mystery, designed more for your enjoyment than for your understanding. I am not a dour God who discourages pleasure. I delight in your enjoyment of everything that is true, noble, right pure, lovely, admirable. Thing on these things, and My Light in you will shine brighter day by day." [Aug 16 - Jesus Calling]
After reading the words "I renew your strength and saturate you with Peace," I made a choice to walk in Peace. Listening to the words of the Lord and choosing to walk in Peace is truly what got me through last week. And guess what? That thing I was worrying about - it turned out just fine!
This week's Runday Monday Challenge : Choose a devotional, and read it. Before you do anything else to start your day, listen the voice of the Lord. He is for you in all that you do. And if God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31
How do you fill your mind with encouraging thoughts? Do you have a recommended devotional?