happy new year, and welcome back to another eggsandJesus blog post. regrettably, it has been a couple of weeks since my last post, as we have been enjoying the holidays and have had some cold virus sweep through our home. despite my lame excuses, i have committed to writing, and I apologize for this late entry.
life happens, and we all may easily succumb to the distractions and tasking that take away from our commitments. the longer we dwell on these things, little by little, it wears on our priorities. even in the holidays, even when I could not hold my head up to read a few pages in my new commentary. i let priorities slip and find myself slowly separating from God.
what’s the big deal? it was just a couple of weeks! i have learned that every moment wasted is a big deal! you put a band-aid on it to stop the bleeding when you get a cut. this weary-in-well-doing is a road that i have been down before and not one i care to return. you have to be honest with yourself and recognize any deviations from your daily consecration. you have to take action at the first sign of slipping or becoming lazy in your spiritual routine. a correction must be made. the band-aid has to be applied to stop the bleeding! life is in the blood (Leviticus 17:11), and in comparison, the spiritual life and growth are in the day-to-day details of the christian.
i have spent years not worrying about the details and growing bitter and distant from God. no more! there must be an awareness that rises and sounds the alarm before any harm is done. i will stay on course and finish my race. i am thankful for all of my experiences that have led me to this point and want to encourage you today to make time for God, no matter what may come your way today. you have your own experiences, and perhaps you have never been to the point of separation from God; take it from me and stay the course. there’s nothing better out there, and Jesus is faithful and just to forgive (1 John 1:9), even if we don’t feel worthy of His forgiveness.
my prayer for you and your family in 2022 is that you will see yourself as God views you. not as you were, or even as you are, but in all of the potential that He has blessed you with. view yourself as a child of the King, with the right to all authority and power that comes with being a son or a daughter. He has given us this right and the earnest of the Spirit as a joint heir with Christ. may you find your purpose in Jesus and add virtue to the Kingdom. i pray for you and your family’s health this year; physical, spiritual, and emotional health. most of all, i bless you in Jesus’ name. i bless you and pray that you prosper, without fear of envy, with rejoicing together for the marvelous work He will accomplish in you this year!