Happy are the people who know the joyful shout; Lord, they walk in the light of Your presence. Psalm 89:15
"When my sweet daddy had a stroke, I rode with him in the ambulance. The paramedics were wonderful and, although I appreciated what they did in our period of crisis, we didn't trade phone numbers or plan to have lunch.
Sometimes we approach God the same way. He gets us through an emergency, and we appreciate it. But we don't necessarily stay in close touch once the trouble passes. It is not during crisis, however, that we develop an appreciation for God's presence. Pure appreciation for His presence emerges from the daily walk, in the mundane more than the miraculous." -Beth Moore
As I read this one morning I began thinking of how so many people in the world live from crisis to crisis. They seem to get right with God and call on His name and for His help during a crisis but then just forget about Him afterwards until the next crisis. Oh how this must hurt God! In this new year of 2014 let's walk with God each day and strive to be transformed from the inside out. Let's keep our focus on God. Let's allow Christ to set the pace of our life and then just hold His hand in childlike trust and walk with Him step by step.