Dr. God

Today I woke up with a lot on my mind.  So many thoughts that I found myself feeling very anxious.  So, I stopped.  I quit all my planning and sat still.  While I was sitting, I couldn't put my finger on "why" I was feeling the way I was.  Then this scripture came to mind.

Psalm 139:23, King David says, "Examine me, and probe my thoughts!  Test me, and know my concerns!  See if there is any idolatrous tendency in me, and lead me in the reliable ancient path!"

Sometimes we simply need to go to Dr. God.  We need to lay on the examine table and let him figure us out.  I know...you hate going to the doctor.  Me too.  But what I hate more than going to the doctor is feeling how I was feeling this morning.

Over the last 60 days we have been doing a lot of talking and teaching about generosity.  But here's the truth.  It's hard to be generous when you're not spiritually healthy.  You may be curious to what my learning was this morning.  I don't mind telling you what the doctor said.

I was off 3 days last week.  Today all that "stuff" was waiting on me.  Plus all the "stuff" that I was currently working on.  All my thinking was going towards that and my prayer and reading life was being moved to the back of the line.  This morning, God reminded me that He goes first.  So, I stopped what I was trying to do on my own.  I gave God the respect He deserves and then I invited Him to join me in what I was doing.  

That's me.  What about you.  What is Dr. God saying to you today.

Get better soon,
Pastor Matt