"Return to Me." I heard a voice speaking from somewhere.
When I first started writing for the PresbyCan Daily Devotional, I was inspired. I wrote, or more importantly, I was granted inspiration to share what God had done in my life. Seeing the stories and experiences as devotional material was granted in abundance. But over the years, inspiration didn't come as often as it had in the past, and writing became less and less.
I asked my fellow writers to pray for me. I waited for God to hit me over the head, to fill my cup to overflowing, but it was not meant to be. I was expecting a miracle to happen without my having to do anything. Although miracles do happen, sometimes, we have to sacrifice our time and set our priorities. My problem was that I didn't spend time alone with God or read His Word.
2 Timothy 3:16 – The whole Bible was given to us by inspiration from God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives; it straightens us out and helps us do what is right. (TLB)
Isaiah 44:22 – I have wiped out your transgressions like a thick cloud, and your sins like a heavy mist. Return to Me, for I have redeemed you. (NASB)
There will always be something or someone that will try to rob us of this special time alone with our Saviour. Hopefully, we will recognize our intruders for who they really are: deterrents from inspiration and peace.
Are you spiritually dry? Are you seeking direction? Return to the One Who redeemed you.
Prayer: Lord God, forgive us again for not spending time with You. Help us to recognize the culprits that come into our minds and hearts to try to keep us away from reading Your Word and praying. Amen.
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