May 20, 2023

Bob Maas
“As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God.”
Psalm 42:1

I used to think a lot about the future because I could anticipate what I wanted to happen. If I didn’t like the way things were, I could imagine the way that I desired them to be.

I seldom considered how God was going to be involved in my plans. Whether or not the events I wanted to happen came to be never really mattered because they were all an illusion.

I was either happy if they were fulfilled or disappointed if they weren’t. Either way, I wasn’t concerned whether the Lord was with me or not.

Now, my life is different. I am enjoying every moment because I am trying to continually abide in fellowship with Him. My life situations change continually but He is always my stability.

I don’t have to create my environment because God’s Kingdom is the domain in which I want to dwell.

I pray that He will make all of my plans fail if He is not the center of each of them.