Lost without Him

“The idols speak deceitfully, diviners see visions that lie; they tell dreams that are false, they give comfort in vain.  Therefore the people wander like sheep oppressed for lack of a shepherd.”  Zechariah 10:2.

If I go down the wrong road, I’ll probably end up in the wrong place.

What are the influences on me?  Are they Godly?

I cannot trust my heart.  Why?  Because it doesn’t think long-term.  It’s after instant gratification.

How can I avoid being taken in by false gods?

I must be mindful of God without ceasing.  I have attempted it and, trust me, it is extremely difficult to do.  I never fully understood how distracted my life is until I decided to be constantly mindful of God.

I know that God is omnipresent but how easily I lose track of His presence.  Some of it is that an interruption turns into a period of lengthy disengagement.  Being mindful of Him absolutely requires discipline. I need more.

It makes me think of the Brother Lawrence book, “Practicing the Presence of God.”  BL, however, lived in a monastery.  He didn’t have the phone ringing and places he had to go to.  That’s my excuse for losing track of Him, and I’m sticking with it!

Seriously, practicing His presence is a worthwhile goal for me as I try to stop chasing other gods.

Conclusion: I must follow Him without ceasing.

 

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