Here is an exerpt from today's devotional from My Utmost for His Highest:
"Every fact that the disciples stated was right, but the conclusions they drew from those facts were wrong. Anything that has even a hint of dejection spiritually is always wrong. If I am depressed or burdened, I am to blame, not God or anyone else. Dejection stems from one of two sources— I have either satisfied a lust or I have not had it satisfied. In either case, dejection is the result. Lust means "I must have it at once." Spiritual lust causes me to demand an answer from God, instead of seeking God Himself who gives the answer. What have I been hoping or trusting God would do? Is today "the third day" and He has still not done what I expected? Am I therefore justified in being dejected and in blaming God? Whenever we insist that God should give us an answer to prayer we are off track. The purpose of prayer is that we get ahold of God, not of the answer. It is impossible to be well physically and to be dejected, because dejection is a sign of sickness. This is also true spiritually. Dejection spiritually is wrong, and we are always to blame for it."
"We look for visions from heaven and for earth-shaking events to see God’s power. Even the fact that we are dejected is proof that we do this. Yet we never realize that all the time God is at work in our everyday events and in the people around us. If we will only obey, and do the task that He has placed closest to us, we will see Him. One of the most amazing revelations of God comes to us when we learn that it is in the everyday things of life that we realize the magnificent deity of Jesus Christ."
What an awesome reminder for each of us! I know in my life it is so easy to get caught up in daily living that I forget to step back and reflect on how the Lord can and does use each of those moments to impact lives for Him or teach me a lesson. Not only that, but in our prayer lives this devotional was such a great reminder to not just seek an answer from God, but to instead seek God Himself! I hope you all are enjoying Meg's blog :) I enjoyed filling in, and unless her internet is not reconnected by tomorrow, you will hopefully be hearing from her! Have a great night and enjoy the Super Bowl! My favorite part is the food and fellowship. This year we are staying home as a family and I made some dip with salsa, cheese, and meat, and then we bought some wings! Moriah also made some chocolate chip cookies that are delicious. Have a blessed night ;)