Every day when I arise from sleep, my mind is overwhelmed by the choices at hand. Do I read? Should I write? Perhaps I need to work out? Maybe hitting the snooze button and rolling over is my best option. Either way, the choices you make will dictate the path your life takes.
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. – Luke 12:34
Like most years, my New Years Resolutions are being modified as desires to lose weight, eat healthy and draw closer to God have fallen short. Sometimes I feel as if I am in a tug of war, pulled in a direction I don’t want to go, yet over time I submit, dragged to a new low. By enduring these trials, I am beginning to comprehend the words of the apostle Paul as he explains how the sinful nature can influence one’s priorities.
I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. – Romans 7:15
When Jeremiah opened his mouth to Israel, negative messages usually came forth. Thus, this servant of God was nicknamed the weeping prophet. If you too feel depressed, frustrated or lost, there are some promises in the Bible to cling to. Lamentations 3:20-24 suggests God’s forgiveness is new every morning. Therefore, if you fail to keep the priorities that you hold dear, may God’s grace lift you up each time you fall.
by Jay Mankus