"Keep yourselves in God's love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life."
~ Jude 21
One thing about our Lenten journey is that for many of us, we forget that while we are reflecting inwardly, that we invite God to make the journey with us.
There are so many things in our lives in this process that can cause us to become anxious. Our relationship with God can become both distant and difficult when issues become great, and so it is important that we invite God to be with us through this entire journey.
It's like our health. If you continually surround yourself with unhealthy situations, then you will begin to exhibit signs of the environment.
The love and mercy of God are available for all. God's relationship with each of us involves our ability to live in that mercy and love, while understanding that as we bring to light the darkness that may exist in our life, God will be with us.
Sometimes it takes a situation to cause us to stop and evaluate our relationship with God.
The challenges that we face can impede that presence if we are not willing to stop and wait. When we don't evaluate and meditate.
The greatest block in our spiritual life is often ourselves. We get so involved in attempting to overcome tremendous hurdles that we fail to invite God to be present.
I hope that we don't forget to invite God to always be present in a relationship that is driven by God's love for us.
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2017
Dear God, as I seek to find ways to become vulnerable to Your presence in my life, please remind me that Your love will remain strong, especially when I recognize how weak I am.
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain at Essential Hospice, Webster, Texas, and is an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.