This week's inspirational message and
prayer is offered by
Dr. Trisha J. Baker
Founder & President/CEO
What is reality? Everyone's reality is different. Reality for the individual is created by the experiences of life, the observations of life, and the perceptions of life. The reality of one often clashes with the reality of another, hence the wars, the division, and even the hatred we see every day, everywhere.
Jesus said, Come to me, all of you who are tired from carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke and put it on you, and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in spirit; and you will find rest. For the yoke I will give you is easy, and the load I will put on you is light (Matthew 11:28-30, Good News Bible). Resting in Jesus and trusting Him looks and sounds like that scenic view of a sunrise on the sandy beaches of Aruba where the waters are crystal blue and the sky is radiant with many colors. So then, why do we allow the storms of life to muddle the waters and distort that serene view? Our reality.
As my uncle would say, "I know I'm right about it!" As much as I love the Word of God and do my very best to live my life by the Word of God and not allow the cares of this world to muddle the waters, I have to refocus. My reality becomes overwhelmed by the cares of this world but thank God for His Word that brings light and life.
Father, help us seek Your face through your Word so that our reality becomes Your reality. I pray that we would see through Your eyes, love through Your love, and be patient in knowing that You are in control of our lives. Help us let You work out the good thing you have in store for us through Jesus Christ (1st Corinthians 2:9) our Lord, Amen!
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