Just wanted to share thoughts from today's Jesus Calling, it really resonated with me. I am sharing it in conjunction with some pictures I took of Lane this past weekend while we were at the Roost. I think they go perfectly as it is times like these it is easy to focus on Jesus. to appreciate His creation. to be thankful of His blessings. to experience His presence. to love His people. to feel His peace. 
It is times when work is busy, a full nights sleep is hit or miss, and daily activities are abundant that I need this reminder:
Do not be discouraged by the difficulty of keeping your focus on Me. I know that your heart's desire is to be aware of My Presence continually.

This is a lofty goal; you aim toward it but never fully achieve it in this life. Don't let feelings of failure weigh you down. Instead, try to see yourself as I see you. 

First of all, I am delighted by your deep desire to walk closely with Me through your life. I am pleased each time you initiate communication with Me. In addition, I notice the progress you have made since you first resolved to live in my Presence.

When you realize that your mind has wandered away from Me, don't be alarmed or surprised. You life in a world that as been rigged to distract you.

Each time you plow your way through the massive distractions to communicate with Me, you achieve a victory. 

Rejoice in these tiny triumphs, and they will increasingly light up your days.

Amen! Hope you have all have a great distraction free weekend!

1 comment:

Kristen@ Joy in the Journey said...

I love this post. The pictures are so great and the words are so true!