Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Hello Again!

Wow!  It's been a long time since my last post.  I've thought about posting, a lot actually. But, honestly, I've been lazy and haven't taken the time to do it.  So, here we go......again!

I've been reading "Jesus Calling" by Sarah Young as part of my time with Jesus. (If you're looking for something to aide in your time with the Lord, I'd highly recommend this devo!)  Much of what is encouraged is resting in and enjoying God's Presence.  Sounds easy, right?  Don't we "rest" in His Presence all the time?  Nope, at least not me.  So often I am stressed, anxious, overwhelmed, fearful, etc. with life--daily life most of the time.  As I've thought about this idea of "resting in God's Presence" I've come to realize  I am missing out on so much of the abundant life God has for me.  When I choose anxiety over trust, I am cheating myself.  When I choose fear over faith, I am cheating myself.  When I choose control over surrender, I am cheating myself.  That does not sound like I am "resting in God's Presence", does it?  The first step towards grow is acknowledging where we fall short, correct?  Well, my name is Chelsea and I struggle--sometimes fighting against--the privilege of resting in God's Presence.  Honestly, I'm just now beginning to realize what that means AND desiring it for my life.

What about you?  Are you entering into this invitation from God?  Or, like myself, offering lip service only?

"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that [YOU] MAY HAVE LIFE, and have it TO THE FULL." John 10:10