Are You Excited About Jesus?
Guest Post from Amy – a God loving, encouraging blogger at TheQuietHomemaker.com
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Life is so busy! We rush through it all so we are able to check things off of our lists and “feel” accomplished. In all this busy, we are losing sight of the things that are really important; true joy, God’s peace, and excitement for Jesus. We talk about self-care, because we are running on empty most days. I do think that self-care and time alone are important, even Jesus went off to be alone with God, but why are we needing this so badly now?
I think, as Christians, we want to be excited about Jesus. We want to have joy and peace, but we walk away from our Bibles and devotionals and run into our day of endless cleaning and laundry and kids. Our excitement for what we learned that morning during our time with God is gone by the time the first bowl of Cheerios hit the floor.
All to Jesus
I am reminded of a devotion that I read by Robert J. Morgan – All to Jesus. He talks about his walk in the park one day when he saw a dog with his master.
“When I draw near, the dog glanced at me but was not distracted. The man had a tennis ball. When he threw it in the air, the dog would leap up, catch it, bring it back, and drop it at the man’s feet, all without breaking stride in his endless loops around his master. I watched from a distance, and then I walked on thinking that old dog had more sense than I had. Though just an animal, he knows that the greatest thing in life is his time with his master.”
Can you just see the puppy? Eyes alight, tail wagging, bouncing with excitement. He is not distracted by anything outside of his master. This is how we should be as well. Our Master is always with us, and we should be excited about being with Him.
Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; let those who love Your salvation continually say, “the Lord is great.” – Psalm 40:16
As we go through our days this week, let us start our days with our Master. Let us remember that He is with us always. And let us not become distracted by the busyness of our day or let the stresses of the day weigh us down. Let’s keep our eyes on Him and continually say, “The Lord is Great!”
I pray this as a blessing to you, it is something that I am working on in my own life. Some days are definitely better than others.
How do you keep your excitement for God going strong? Make sure to share below!
Find Amy at TheQuietHomemaker.com
Here at The Quiet Homemaker I aspire to live a peaceful, quiet life as Paul urged the Thessalonians. God has blessed me with an amazing husband and three wonderful boys. He entrusted them into my care and I want to please Him by caring for them in a way that brings Him glory. I want to show them a quiet and peaceful life, where they work with their hands and tend to their own affairs and then reap the rewards of a job well done. The best way to show them this is through my example. If this is something that you aspire to as well then I welcome you to our journey and hope that The Quiet Homemaker will be a blessing to you.
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