Seek First Project: The Race (Day 96)

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I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. - Philippians 3:14

Our Christian life is often compared to a race. But I have to admit, sometimes it feels like running in place, especially when the troubled times seem to stretch on and on.

Am I the only one?

Sometimes the longer the problems go on, the more pressure we feel to "fix it". We worry and mull and stress and do and do and do and do. I think that's probably why Jesus said this:
Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? - Matthew 6:27

Today I'm doing an activity that I know will remind me that slow is better. I want to be reminded to press in. And I want to preserve the beautiful things about my life.

I'm making a portable flower press and putting it to use today. If you'd like to, here is the site with the directions.

We can trust God's timing, even when the race doesn't feel like a race.

And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. - Romans 8:28

 

God, I pray that today we will all feel the peace of knowing that You can use roadblocks, sidelines and detours to fulfill Your plan for us. In Jesus' Name, Amen...

 


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Seek First Project: Not Just a Break (Day 95)

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Therefore, let us offer through Jesus a continual sacrifice of praise to God, proclaiming our allegiance to his name. - Hebrews 13:15

My body and my mind have become accustomed to this feeling of constant stress. I hate it.

Sometimes, I get a little break, usually in prayer or in worship service, or even in these posts. But I want my body to know what it feels like to have a new normal, one that is free of the constant worry and fear. I want my mind to become accustomed to freedom from anxiety.

I'm starting small. I'm shooting for a day. That's my goal. One whole day where I just refuse to fall back into that rut of stress.

Whatever makes you dwell on Christ the most, immerse yourself in that today. The whole day.

Maybe it's writing. Scripture reading. Music, your garden, time with family. Maybe it's being out in nature, or spending time in prayer. Art, running, photography, fishing... the list could go on and on.

Whatever it is, give yourself a full day of it. Journal at the end of the day about how different your mind and body feel after this day of focusing on Who is really in control.

May this bless you.

 

Heavenly Father, we dedicate this day to You. Show us today how different our lives can be when we focus on being with You and praising You, not just for a moment, but for good. In Jesus' Name, Amen...

 


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