Deep Waters Devotional

by Shelia Renee

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

Matthew 7:7

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March 27, 2021

Good Morning Friends,

I hope this week has been productive and enjoyable. It has been a whirlwind of a week for myself, thus the lateness of my devotional post. The irony of it all was that the plan for my devotional this week was about making time for God. Yet here I am several days late on my post due to lack of time. I am so thankful that our God is an understanding and forgiving Father...for I need that this week. Due to the loss of a close friend, some family drama, increased performance schedule and some health issues... I really felt like I was running behind all week. We've all been there and this unfortunately is life for many people. Although I still took small amounts of time for my relationship with God, it was not the time needed to keep me grounded in His goodness like I would like. It reminds me of a saying I've heard all my life...

"7 Days without God makes 1 weak (week)"  

  ...and boy is that true! I pray that after today you will feel stronger in your walk with our Father... as you make some choices that will give you more time with God.

Being robbed from our time with God is truly a terrible thing... and Satan has a way of slipping in beautiful and enticing things to distract us so he can weaken our walk with God. 2 things come to mind that remind me of this situation...the first is catching a bass....a bass is attracted to bright and shiny things. This is why lures are so glittery...however the outcome for Mr. Bass is not very good. Beware of things that are so attractive or enticing... for they may not only be stealing your time with God but you may end up in someone's frying pan! LOL

 

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The second parable that reminds me of the dangers of things that distract us from God is as follows....in my youth I grew up in the Pentecostal religion and in earlier times they were not allowed to watch TV. The saying was this...you could tell it was from the Devil because of the horns that sat on its head! LOL

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Well if those ancestors could see what is on television today they would definitely be saying, "I told you so". Speaking of such...that huge screen sitting in all our living rooms (bedrooms, bathrooms, etc.)is one of those things that rob our time with God. We've all been conditioned to turn it on when we get up, to sit in front of it when we eat, to turn it on when we walk in the house ....to make it the first and last thing we do every day. Now I'm not going to say that it can't be a tool to gain knowledge and lift our spirits and just flat out bring us joy... BUT we have to be aware of how much time we are giving that black screen and what we are absorbing from it...and most importantly how much time it's stealing from God. He wants us to have enjoyment but not at the expense of not spending time with Him.

So my challenge to each of you today... is to pick up that remote and turn off that television for a short while. Give that time to God. Journal your feelings and prayers, read your Bible and devotions. I promise those minutes spent with God will strengthen you in so many ways. 

 "But seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you"

Matthew 6:33. 

Time spent with God only adds to our life. A promise from God Himself. It will bring you more peace, more joy, more insight, more rest...less confusion and cloud. I pray you find time to do that today....and everyday. 

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It will truly enrich your life. 

My next devotion will be on another robber of our time and how we can defeat it.  

Stay strong in your faith and focus on the good in your life.

Until next time...always remember you are loved and not alone.

from my heart to yours, 

Shelia Renee 

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