There's an old saying about our walk with God; when we are not as close to God as we used to be, who moved? God didn't. He's always there. He never leaves. What happens is that sin clouds our eyes. Sin keeps us from being able to see. He has not moved. It's that the stuff of lives, it can separate us from God.
But, the great news is that God is a God that longs to forgive His children. If we confess our sin, He will forgive. The relationship can be restored.
Today, you can start over. You can hit reset. God loves you and wants to know you. May we respond to His grace today.
New Testament Lesson
Faith is a treasure. It is a gift. It is the dearest thing in our lives. Everything else withers with the trials, but faith, if tended, will remain strong, and grow. Today, tend the faith given you. Nourish it. Spend time in prayer. Spend time reading the scriptures. Spend time serving others. Spend time with other's that love God.
Nourish that gift of faith. Guard that treasure. And, it will grow strong, strong enough to sustain you through all of life.
Jesus tells us to be aware of the things that can keep us from His, as well as the things that can keep others from Him. And, get rid of them. It goes back to the treasure. What is worth to us than our walk with God? What do we spend out time nourishing? May it always be our faith, and not those things that tear us from faith. May we be aware of those things that trip us and entangle us. And may we guard ourselves against them.