January 8, 2023

Bob Maas
"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."
Romans 15:13

I really enjoy observing nature. As I reflect on the trees, plants and creatures I reflect about how vast the universe is. I believe God created everything for His pleasure and when I find delight in the things that He enjoys, I experience His peace and joy.

He is in control of everything and maintains all that exists by keeping it in harmony with everything else. I am so grateful that He is teaching me that the most important thing I can do is simply abide in Christ.

I am nothing without Him. He supplies me with all of the energy I need to survive on this plane of existence. He has given me abundant life in Christ. When I get lethargic and complacent or angry and frustrated, all I have to do is meditate in His word and observe the beauty of His creation and the strength I need to revive my soul begins to flood my whole being.

Whatever task He gives me comes out of the overflow.