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Friday, November 6, 2009

Stayed on Him

If someone asked you where you were staying, in what situation do you think the question was asked? You might be away on vacation and they want to know what motel you're staying in. You might be on a weekend retreat at The Wilds and someone asks where you're staying on the campsite. Are you staying in the duplexes? Are you staying in the inn? Those "stays" are usually short-lived. You can't live at a resort after your week's reservation is over (sad, huh?). And as much I always hate leaving The Wilds I eventually have to go home. My stay is over.

One morning his week I studied Isaiah 26:3 - Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee, because he trusteth in thee. I thought on the verse all day and then that night I heard a message from a godly pastor and he was speaking about this same verse. He had shared with the congregation that his adult son has cancer. Then he said, "Where are you staying? Right now I know where I'm staying - I'm staying on Jesus!" He shared that he was having to rest on the Lord heavily and think upon Him while going through this trial. He was keeping his mind, his thoughts stayed on the Lord. Only then can peace saturate our hearts.

The trial won't last forever, and even after it's over, we can keep on staying on Jesus, keep on thinking on Him, keep on trusting in Him. As a matter of a fact, when it's all said and done, you'll find it easier to "stay" on Him because you've seen the benefits and the joy of staying with Him!

So, today - right at this moment, where are you staying? Are you fretting and worried, or are you staying on Jesus and enjoying the peace that only comes when you trust in Him? Your reservation is never over! Stay!

1 comment:

Beth said...

A very good post! Thanks for the good illustration and reminder to keep our minds anchored on Him!