What If?

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Well… here’s something to ponder on.

How often do you get into the Lord’s word? Not much? Probably too busy, too tired, don’t understand it or even bored? BUT what if you did more?

You aren’t alone, many feel this way. I know I did for a long period of time. But all it took was one major mess up to make me realize what was going on. And it is something that will always be there in the back of my mind. What if?

But I can’t go back, I can only go forward and that’s what I have done. I had to redo me. I had to start putting God first.

So I knew first of all that I needed to have prayer time, read His Word, and praise and worship with him.

John 15:7 says, “If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.”

But how do you do that when you are already overwhelmed? Well for me… it’s the first thing I do when I get up. With coffee in hand, I do a devotional with my husband, then I have a 365 day reading the Bible study I do every morning.

You might say I don’t have a bible.. well until you get one you can always find Bible apps on your electronics. There is always a way. If you have to set an alarm. You can start out a little at a time.

You have NO IDEA how much getting closer to Him helped me.

Do I understand everything about the Bible? No I don’t. But I know more than I used to. It takes time and our Father is always right there rooting us on when we give him our time.

Please just take the time to study His word, pray to Him, thank him for what you have, and always praise and worship him.

James 4:8 (NLT) says, “Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world.”

When we seek God with all of our hearts and draw near to Him, we will feel His presence once again.

Deuteronomy 31:6 says, “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you, he will never leave you nor forsake you. Who is in your corner?”

I pray this will reach someone that has backed away from God or maybe doesn’t feel they need him. Believe me, we ALL need him.

Hope you all have a blessed day… and remember never let your cup be empty.

Lou Ann Virden is the author of the blog Farmhouse, Coffee and Jesus. She is very active in her church. She volunteers in the food pantry, usher/greeter team, and cleaning crew. She is on the prayer team, is over the sound room team, and she writes the newsletter for her church. Lou Ann and her husband Donnie will be relaunching The Refuge 180 Evangelism Ministry. They have been married for over 40 years. They live on her husband’s family farm with their dog Hunter. In the summer they are busy canning what they harvest from their garden. Her hobbies include going to the beach, reading, camping, and serving however she can. She hopes that her blogs inspires someone that might be dealing with a similar situation.

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