[I would like to thank my wonderful OBS sister, Amber James, for creating this wonderful visual reminder of the reflection verse for the week.]
I have something incredible to share with you today, in the midst of chaos this week I have felt peace. I know that the difference is not because of a decrease of activities or duties that need my attentions; it is the sheer fact that I made Matthew 6:33 (the reflection verse for the Stressed-Less Living Online Bible Study) my choice this week. I made the decision to seek God first. By simply incorporating this into my day, I have found that I am craving His presence even more. There have been times this week that I am just sitting in God’s presence and longing to draw closer to Him.
Growing up in the church, I have read and heard this verse numerous times. However, I have purposely taken this “head knowledge” and moved it to “heart knowledge”.
In the middle of a flurry of end of school activities, helping out family members, health concerns and everyday trials, God has given me a precious gift – peace.
I can honestly say that my stress level this week is less than is has been in awhile and I attribute it to taking the message of the Stressed-Less Living study and God’s Word to heart and focusing on my Savior instead of drowning in my circumstances.
There are still several areas unresolved in my life at this time, but I am resting today in the knowledge that God has it all under control. Everything, every minuscule detail, will be taken care of in His time and His will.
Today, I am choosing to seek the presence of God and leave my anxiety and stress at His feet.
I challenge you today to find some time, even if it is only a few minutes, and get alone with God. Seek His Presence and lay your concerns and stress at His feet. He will gladly exchange that for peace.
- How are you choosing to seek God first?
- How has the message of Matthew 6:33 impacted you?
- Share what you discovered when you crave God and actively pursue time with Him