Behind, how can that be? With all this time, we should be caught up and ahead on all of our hobbies, habits, pastimes and chores. One of my devotions, I am behind by two days, March 28, I read this morning and it was intense. “New Morning Mercies” by Paul David Trip
He speaks of how we are all lovers.. that God gave us a loving heart to love others and most of all love Him. “ Your capacity to love was created for Him. Your desire to love was meant to draw you to Him. Your heart was designed to long for love, and that longing was meant to find its final and complete fulfillment in Him”.
We spend so much time falling in love with the world He created but where are we when it comes to loving the Father? I, myself, spend about an hour a day, in the word and praying but some days after, I have to admit, I do rush off in my day, getting caught up in projects and passions, hence being two days behind on the Mercies…
What is more interesting about this reading is the scripture he chooses to go along with it. Deuteronomy 6-8 If you are interested in reading the scripture, I have it linked here. So there are three big things here: Love the Lord your God, Driving out the Nations, and Do not forget the Lord. So my question for today is, “have we secretly or publicly loved other gods, meaning: tv, vices, shopping, another human, etc.” Have we as a nation brought this whole thing on ourselves? Have we pushed Him to far that He has grown weary of our foolish ways? I do not know but I am cautious, curious and concerned. I know I am not the first to be concerned about this. I am not drowning in the news but I do try to get a report from the state of TN everyday. The numbers are growing and we should all be concerned about that. The truth of the matter is we have all in someway done things that have caused this to get worse, and I believe it is almost like the death/grief stages that we go through. Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance. So many people are still stuck in the Denial stage, depending on where they are located and their mindset. It seems so unreal and we think “how is it possible that my freedom rights have been taken away?” Or “oh this is happening everywhere else but it won’t affect me”. I am not one to push anyone to hurry through grief but the truth is the faster we all get to acceptance, the safer everyone will be on this planet.
Much Love 💜 Much Life