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Is There a Storm Coming?

As I was driving home from meeting with a friend tonight I drove through a large line of thunderstorms and torrential rains. It reminded me of a newsletter article I wrote almost a year ago that referenced the same. I do love storms...not necessarily the storms in my life though. But even though I might not like them, I know that they do some good after all.  Happy reading!

Is There A Storm Brewing in Your Life?

Ever since I can remember, I have loved thunderstorms. I like the power they display, the sudden way they appear and how short they last. As the many storms made their way through the metropolitan area this week, I stopped to think about how they picture our lives.

Storms, like our lives, consist of many parts. Although each component by itself is harmless, the right combination of elements causes instability. When individual parts interact with each other and become unstable, a storm arises.

And so it is with our lives. We have so many different priorities interacting at once that inevitably a "storm" will pop up in our lives in the form of anxiety, burnout or exhaustion, to name a few. We get so busy doing things for God within our priorities that we neglect the time to just be with God.

Early this week, I found myself in such a busy situation. In my daily Bible reading, God gave me these verses out of Isaiah to remind me how important it is to take time to consistently seek the only thing that can truly satisfy our souls – time with God.

Isaiah 55:1 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters…2 Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? And your labour for that which satisfieth not? Hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight in fatness. 3 Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live;…

God wants us to make time out of our schedules to be with Him so He can delight our souls. When I think of His promises of peace and abundance for those who seek Him through His Word, I can’t help but wonder how many "storms" I would prevent by just slowing down, being still and resting in His presence.

Further reading: Isaiah 55:6-13, Psalms 1:1-3

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