Here at a Jesus Moment we want to encourage you to be thankful and blessed. I have been thinking about this verse from Isaiah:
15 This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says:
“In repentance and rest is your salvation,
in quietness and trust is your strength,
but you would have none of it.
16 You said, ‘No, we will flee on horses.’
Therefore you will flee!
You said, ‘We will ride off on swift horses.’
Therefore your pursuers will be swift!
17 A thousand will flee
at the threat of one;
at the threat of five
you will all flee away,
till you are left
like a flagstaff on a mountaintop,
like a banner on a hill.”
18 Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you;
therefore he will rise up to show you compassion.
For the LORD is a God of justice.
Blessed are all who wait for him!
Real life is found in trusting in the Lord and spending time with Him, but we so often choose to get out their in our own strength, thinking that if we can just go fast enough we can work things out. The faster we try and run in our own strength (or on a horse), the faster the struggles in life become. We have to stop and trust in Him. Then we can experience His rest and the life He has for us.
We are including for you below our Disciple’s Heart Primer that you can use as a devotional each day to help you get your heart primed to follow Jesus.
Take a few more minutes and read the Daily Bible Reading for the day. It will bless and encourage you throughout the day.
“May the Lord bless and keep you; may His face shine upon you; may He be gracious to you and give you peace”.