Kathryn chose the following quote for us to write about today:
As I was reading this quote, I found myself nodding to the first two statements:
- Yes, the fire continues to give warmth but I have the choice to stay close and feel the warmth or step back and become cold.
- Yes, the light continues to shine bright but I have the choice to stay in the light or to withdraw into the darkness.
It's hard for me to imagine withdrawing from God. As I grow in my relationship with God, I learn that He loves me, He's set me free from the penalty of sin and He provides me with His peace.
Now how could I withdraw from God?
His love is my motivation for living and loving and forgiving and sharing with others.
These may be hard times. Life doesn't always go the way we plan. But I've come to the place where I'm learning that there is a plan and a purpose and I may not always get to understand it all. This is when trust comes in.
When the check that was supposed to arrive in the mail and it doesn't ...I draw closer to God.
When I don't know what tomorrow will bring ...I draw closer to God.
When I'm hurting inside and tired ...I draw closer to God.
So instead of withdrawing from God ...I draw closer.
I want to abide in Him. It's the best place to be, not running away, but drawing close and clinging to the vine.
Blessings and love,