Seeing clearly

You know, when you hold your hot coffee so close with both hands to get warm and then realize you can’t see because the steam has fogged your glasses? No? Just me? Oh… Something about these cold-ish dreary days make me want to snuggle with the Word and just breathe it in. Well as I looked up and away from my mug, the fog began to fade off my glasses. Then my heart hears so subtly, “Are the things you are holding onto tightly – the things that you hold close… are they fogging your sight of what is ahead?”

“And Solomon, my son, learn to know the God of your ancestors intimately. Worship and serve Him with your whole heart and a willing mind. For the Lord sees every heart and knows every plan and thought. If you seek Him, you will find Him….” 1 Chronicles 28: 9

There is a stirring in my heart. One I can’t quite describe, but I know it is the Lord drawing near. My mind goes to the things I “have to do” today, then I see there will always be…

More dishes to wash.

More clothes to fold.

More food to cook.

More bills to pay.

More…….

…And the Lord doesn’t want me to live like an animal, what kind of witness would that be?

Settling in my heart is the reality that everyday life “fogs” my sight of God’s best for me today. Here is the antidote: look up! The fog will fade. Then you and I will see clearly our portion today.

Treasure the intimate moments you have with the Lord, and serve Him willingly with your whole heart. He knows your plans. He knows your thoughts. He knows what is best for you, and that is to simply seek Him and find Him.

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