I’m away from home.
Those quiet times aren’t quiet and there never is time or opportunity to deliberately spend time with Him.
The Bible studies and church gatherings I love are in the rear-view mirror.
And my Godly behavior slips away.
I think, “I can’t wait to get home and restore my Christian life to what it should be.”
Jeremiah 17:7-8 – “But blessed in the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream.”
That “tree” is not going to change, no matter what happens. It is developing roots and has a good chance of handling anything that comes along.
When my conditions change, my relationship with God doesn’t have to change.
As a believer, I have the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit didn’t stay in Amesbury. He travels!
“There’s so many people around and my “schedule” is all messed up!” Would I dare to think that the Holy Spirit ducks out when things get chaotic?
I need to get it into my head that the Holy Spirit is ALWAYS with me.
I cannot use my away-from-home setting as an excuse for disconnecting from Him.
Vacations are a test of my “root structure.”
I struggle with it. How about you?
And what do you do about it?