So many times I read a devotional and I think that it was written just for me on that particular day. That is a God thing and it happens all of the time. I know it happens to a lot of other people as well.
My devotional that I read the other day has stuck with me so I guess it is something that I need to take to heart. The reading is from Jesus Calling by Sarah Young.
The whole devotion centers around the thought that when we begin our day we put on clothes almost first thing. If we seek God’s face early and think of it as putting on Him – wearing Him – by communicating with Him first thing in the morning it sets the tone for the entire day. If we allow God to be the center of our activities in the morning we are equipped to face anything that that particular day brings.
It’s good, right? The first sentence is what struck me.
Seek my face at the beginning of the day.Jesus Calling by Sarah Young
Let’s be honest. It challenged me. When I wake up every morning I don’t always do that. I don’t always seek God’s face. Sad but true. Sometimes the first thing on my mind is what is on the agenda for the day and not seeking God.
So the idea of “wearing God” and making Him a priority first thing in the day is what I always have tried to practice. But good intentions are just that –intentions and I don’t always follow through. I loved how the author of this devotional takes a very simple analogy like putting on clothes every day and makes it all about a personal relationship with God. Because when it all boils down that is the crux of our faith.
So how do I “wear God”? I guess I need to open up a bit more and allow God full control — something that I often say I want but struggle with on a daily basis. I like control. I like to try to control my own life but that is not what God wants for me. He wants me to submit to Him and allow His plan to work through me. That is just such a tough thing for me some days.
But then I read something that motivates me like this devotional and it pushes me to be a better me and to live the full life that God intended me to live. Just like my favorite pair of jeans I need to “wear God” until it is the most comfortable feeling in the world.