Psalm 97, Psalm 99; Gen. 49:29-50:14; 1 Cor. 11:17-34; Mark 8:1-10
Do I really believe that God cares what happens to me today?
In Mark 8:2, Jesus tells us that he does care about the welfare of the
people that followed him. If I consider myself a follower of Jesus, why
then would I ever doubt that God cares what happens to me?
Even though I always try to do the next right thing, I often find
myself in “remote places,” separated from God. When I stop and reflect
on how I got there, it always comes back to me. I’m the one that moved
in my relationship with God. When I’m in these “remote places,” the
first person I turn to for help is me. I can fix it. I can solve it.
Sometimes I do fix the situation. But many times I can’t. When I get
stuck in a corner, when I run out of options, when there is nowhere
else to turn, that’s when I finally go to God for help. Not at first,
but when I fail and can’t do it anymore. I’m glad that my God is
patient with me and my stubbornness.
I believe that God does care about me on a daily basis. He cares so
much that he lets me choose what I want to do. Today, I spend less time
today trying to fix things on my own because I spend more time trying
to live with God in my life on a daily basis.
Lent is my time to prepare for the promise of Easter. It is the time I
ask myself if I’m living into my ideal of directing my life to God.
Do I really believe that God cares what happens to me today? Absolutely.
Posted on Tue, March 16, 2010
by Lenten Meditations filed under