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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

How would you act if...

How would you act if you believed that God is omnipresent?

Do you believe that He is?
No...I don't think you understand what I'm asking.
Do you believe that God is everywhere...watching you all the time?
I don't mean just when you are singing songs about it, or listening to a sermon about it...

I mean, when you are snapping at your kids.
Oh - did I just go there?
Yes. I. Did.

What about when you are watching that show on tv...
You know the one.
The one that you switch the channel real fast when your kids walk in the room?

What about when you mouth off about a person sitting 3 chairs down from you at your kids soccer game?
Woops...stepping on some toes, am I?

Well...I am stepping on my own toes as well.

See - I was challenged this week with that thought.
Like...totally challenged, because if I really and truly believe these verses?

For His eyes are on the ways of a man, and he sees all his steps - Job 34:21

The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good. - Proverbs 15:3

I absolutely WILL live my life differently.

You ever been around someone with a guilty conscience?
Like, you ask them what they're up to and they absolutely freak out?

Some people will look at those verses and say how intrusive and how ridiculous it is to think that God would be watching us.
But maybe they just have a guilty conscience.
If you are doing things that you already know...deep down...are wrong?
You are going to feel guilty and convicted when you think of God being there watching you all the time.

But...if you are walking the way God wants you to.
Not being SINLESS...obviously. But just trying to please God with your life.
Then these verses are an incredible source of encouragement and give amazing peace and hope!

I do want these verses to be convicting.
I want to grow...I need to be reminded to keep my mouth shut, to watch appropriate things on tv and to be patient.
And just so ya know?
So do you!

I put this little reminder up on our bathroom mirror this week

I need reminders everywhere, and I want my boys to have reminders everywhere!
Dry erase markers are easy and fun ways to add verses, reminders and little love notes on the bathroom mirror!

I hope that the reminder of the fact that God is everywhere will keep me focused, convicted and obedient.

And a little added bonus?
Knowing that God is everywhere is incredibly comforting during the times that I am feeling tired, discouraged, stressed out and fearful.

If you say you believe it...really and truly believe it.

1 comment:

  1. This is so perfect. Thank you.


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