Isaiah 49:8f; 10 "In the time of my favor I will answer you, and in the day of salvation I will help you; I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people, to restore the land…They will neither hunger nor thirst, nor will the desert heat or the sun beat upon them. He who has compassion on them will guide them and lead them beside springs of water.” Faith reminds us of the importance of heavenly dependence. Whatever we allow ourselves to ‘feed on’ mentally, we allow it to take root in our hearts. One of the most difficult things to do in the busyness of life is to feed on positive things. We very easily get run down, tired, irritated or even restless because of seasonal cabin fever! We as a church family are soon to embark upon a chronological journey through scripture. This is a tremendous opportunity for our families to spend time in God’s Word! Allow this journey to be a grand adventure for you, your spouse and your children. Satan has a way of allowing us to feed on negative thoughts at times. Again, whatever it is we ‘plant’ in our minds has a tendency to take root in our hearts! You’ve heard the phrase: “Garbage in-garbage out”…that’s true in many applications. Take a mental break this week: Find a quiet place; a place of solitude and allow your God of compassion to guide you and lead you beside springs of water. As a shepherd who lovingly looks out for the wellbeing of His sheep, our Lord will continually look out for the wellbeing of His sons and daughters.
Have a blessed day and remember the One who gave it to you!
Kevin Lough is the minister at the Whitehall Church of Christ in Fairmont WV.