As we’ve made our way through the One Thousand Gifts study during Summer Refresh, many of us have become list keepers. We’re naming thankful moments. We’re counting the ways God has loved us well.
Planning for our class this week, a thought caught and stuck with me:
What if this habit of counting gifts replaces our love for the Gift-Giver?
What if my list keeping distracts me from still moments where I might dwell at the feet of Jesus?
I know all too well the pitfalls of putting religious service above my relationship with Jesus. That’s called an idol, sisters!
Any THING that replaces our worship of God is an IDOL.
When we find our identity in what we do for God, rather than who we are in Christ, we walk a slippery slope of serving a Christian image. Do you believe that?
Gratefully, God captured my attention by way of brokenness and suffering and He continues to draw me closer.
On occasion when I feel myself losing focus, I run – yes, RUN – to spend longer, deeper times alone with God in His Word, in prayer, in solitude and listening.
We who have run for our very lives to God have every reason to grab the promised hope with both hands and never let go.
Hebrews 6:18 The Message
When have you struggled with DOING over BEING with Jesus?
What are some hopeful verses you cling to when you lose spiritual focus?