Have you ever wandered away from God?
It’s easy to do – there are so many distractions. It’s difficult to keep God at the top of our priorities when long lists of other things clamor for our attention.
So we wander.
I used to wander away from God pretty regularly. I wouldn’t even it realize it until something bad happened so I would look to God – surprised at how far I had drifted away from him.
I stopped wandering when my spiritual habits became the foundation of my life. Reading and studying God’s word daily has moved from a ‘if I have time’ thing to something that is not optional. Talking with God and listening to him as he helps stay in line with him is not optional in my life. Worshipping and serving God with my spiritual family is also not optional. Tithing my time and treasures is not optional. Others things have to be taken out of my schedule if my time with God is not happening.
When my life became grounded on my spiritual habits, the wandering stopped. I am experiencing the blessings Isaiah told the people of Judah they would receive when they turned back to God –
God is gracious to me and always answers my call. He has walked closely beside me in all of the tough times he has permitted to happen in my life. He blesses me during these times – guiding me and teaching me. Whatever is happening, I hear his voice in my head saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”
I have given God first priority in my life and he provides everything I need each day. I am confident that he will take care of me until the end of my days here on earth.
Thank you, Abba Father.