“Lord, who may abide in Your tabernacle? Who may dwell in Your holy hill? He who walks uprightly, and works righteousness, and speaks the truth in his heart; nor does evil to his neighbor, nor does he take up a reproach against his friend” -Psalms 15:1-3
I was very active today. Not only did I get in a run, but I cleaned my car, inside and out. We’re talking the works! Three hours of labor on that puppy and it looks goooood! But one thing I’m not proud of, is my attitude at the car wash.
Let’s just say, it was a lot of waiting.
And it was hot.
All excuses aside, I found myself becoming very, very impatient with the people in the stall in front of me. All I can say, is that I am glad that I wasn’t watching myself because I probably looked extremely childish. I probably resembled the little Jessica back in Kindergarten and First Grade… And Second Grade.
Boy, did I have a temper.
I grew out of it at some point, but I think it came back when I moved to New York. That city is so rush, rush, rush. There almost isn’t a second to breathe. There is certainly no time to wait, but there is a way to handle it. A way that I need to reconnect with.
The verses above talk about who can keep company with the Lord. And let me tell you, hanging with Jesus is not like hanging with the popular girls in high school. You can’t just slap on the latest fashion, curl your hair and change the way you talk. The Lord is on a whole new level. A level that can’t be attained on one’s own strength.
That level only comes from God, Himself.
Above all else in my life: family, relationship, friends, career, fitness, perfect complexion (wishful thinking), etc. I want to be on that level. God is the one from whom all blessings flow. He is the reason I have everything in my life. So aligning myself with Him, will ultimately line all of those things with Him, and make them that much better.
My boyfriend and I were just talking about growing closer with the Lord in all that you do. God is first. Period. And that’s something we can never forget. And I’m going to piggy-back this chapter’s ending because I don’t think there is a better way to end this post.
“He who does these things shall never be moved.”