Living every day with God
II Chronicles 16:9 “For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth to show Himself strong in behalf of those whose hearts are blameless (some versions use perfect) towards him”
When I was reading Scripture this week, this particular passage caught my attention because I felt that my life and how I live every day with God is spoken through these words. God filled my heart with the idea of writing Everyday Living with God because I’m far from perfect and a representation that we don’t have to perform perfectly to receive God’s love. I’m a single mom, divorced, living with my significant other, maybe we will get married or maybe we won’t. Sometimes I swear too much, sometimes I’m angry, sometimes I’m jealous and sometimes I’m just confused and lost about my future. Sometimes I feed my kids fast food; sometimes I watch junk on television and sometimes I am fearful. But my heart…..my heart always turns towards God. I’ll ask him what to do? I’ll ask him to right my wrongs. I’ll ask for forgiveness. I’ll ask for lessons on becoming a more loving and giving person. I’ll ask God to fill my heart with love. I’ll ask for guidance. I’ll ask how can I serve? I’ll ask God to put me in front of others whom I can inspire. I’ll ask God, what can I do for you?
James 1:19 “Understand my beloved brethren. Let every man be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to take offense and to get angry.”
Having a blameless or perfect heart does not mean performing perfectly….it means having a heartfelt desire to do good and do right and live by God’s word.
We’re not perfect. I don’t even know what perfect is. I’ve let it go. Instead, I seek to grow into becoming more loving, more giving, more peaceful, more joyous and more kind. More purposeful, fulfilling the path that God has called me to pursue. Psalm 119:105 “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Let go of perfect and know that you are loved!