October 10, 2021

Bob Maas
"I know, O LORD, that a man’s life is not his own; it is not for man to direct his steps."
Jeremiah 10:23
"Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else. Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus."
1 Thessalonians 5:15-18

I want to live the rest of my life in the continuous mindfulness of God’s presence in every moment and abide in Christ. When I am able to do that, change often comes in unusual ways without the need for a great deal of effort on my part. Circumstances become helpful and cooperative instead of burdensome. When inner feelings of fear, guilt and doubt prevent me from doing what I need to do, they dissolve in the light of my conscious awareness of the Lord. Nothing is more powerful in my life than simply surrendering to Him in every situation and letting His Spirit guide me in the way I should go. Because of His faithfulness I am able to live in a state of gratefulness and appreciation that He is always with me. The most important thing I can do for those around me is be consciously aware of God’s presence.