So it’s the day after Easter.
Most of us get back to the must-dos and probably-won’ts of daily life.
Today, I’m reminding myself not to give in to the
tempting anxiety and stresses all around me.
I’m choosing to remember that God didn’t make me a robot to brainlessly worship him. He also doesn’t require special attention on certain days.
He wants me to see him, know him, and spend time with him like I would
with anyone I love – often and happily.
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I let spending time with
God become a task to check off on my daily list of to-dos.
But consciously in my mind, my “easter resolution” is to not let that happen.
When I look back on my week, month, or year, I don’t remember
half the things I checked off in my planner.
But I do remember the prayers he has answered.
“Abide in me, and I in you.
As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine,
neither can you, unless you abide in me.
I am the vine; you are the branches.
Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit,
for apart from me you can do nothing.
If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers;
and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned.
If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish,
and it will be done for you..”