So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. –2 Corinthians 4:16 ESV
God is bigger than any circumstance, whether it be disease, a broken relationship, financial or natural disaster, and any and every other thing. God wants us to stop striving and instead surrender to Him. Although it’s easy to forget, it is His will we are to want, not ours. God cares so much about every detail of our lives. He carries those burdens we’ve handed Him, even while we are sleeping. We can be renewed each and every day by doing life with God. He is a relational God, not a task on a to-do list. If we’re not careful, we can easily start compartmentalizing God instead of having a relationship with Him.
If we are short on time, we can start asking before doing: 1) Is it necessary? 2) Is it fruitful? If both are a no, why are we doing it? As we start asking God about our daily rhythm and putting Him first in that and every other area of our lives, He becomes bigger and our mountains get smaller. We become more Spirit-led and less flesh-led.
Father, thank You for having good plans for my life. Please help me put You as the foundation in every area of my life.
Abba, thank You for this new day. Please help me to crave You and seek You each and every day, moment by moment.