"Seek to please Me above all else. Let that goal be your focal point as you go through this day. Such a mindset will protect you from scattering your energy to the winds. The free will I bestowed on you comes with awesome responsibility. Each day presents you with choice after choice. Many of these decisions you ignore and thus make by default. Without a focal point to guide you, you can easily lose your way. That's why it's so important to stay in communication with Me, living in thankful awareness of My Presence. You inhabit a fallen, disjointed world, where things are constantly unraveling around the edges. Only a vibrant, relationship with Me can keep you from coming unraveled too."
--Jesus Calling, Sarah Young, September 18th
Just as we must daily strive to maintain our friendships, romantic relationships, proper eating habits, exercise routines...the daily maintenance of our relationship with Jesus is even more important. When we spend time with him, we are more prepared to face the challenges that come before us daily because our frame of mind is completely different!
Make an extra effort to spend time with Jesus this week and see what a difference it makes!
Matthew 6:33 "But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you."