I’m reading the book, “When You Need Incredible Answers to Prayer,” by Roger Morneau, as my cancer treatment is infusing today, and am so impressed to make sure and take time for the real important things in life. Namely, a solid relationship with Jesus. I’m thinking that means spending more time in God’s word, praying much, and having strong faith.
Mr. Morneau says living by faith is to, “take God at His word and live for Him regardless of how you feel. To have a solid relationship grounded in the Word of God and prayer is what I want. It’s what I need. It’s what is most important.
In the Testimonies, volume 8, page 21 it says, “Minor matters occupy the attention, and the divine power which is necessary for the growth and prosperity of the church (and my life) and which would bring all other blessings in its train is lacking, though offered in its infinite plentitude.” So while taking care of my work, my house, my family and even my health are important, how can I make sure I’m making my relationship with God and receiving His power the most important thing?
With only 24 hours in a day, rescuing lost minutes and doubling up on activities seems the way to go. While sitting in the car, or clinic, I can read God’s word. While exercising, or washing dishes I can memorize Scripture. While lying awake at night I can meditate on God’s counsel and pray. And I’ve just decided to turn my sauna into my prayer closet; it’s a warm quiet place with no distractions.
In a paraphrased Luke 10:41 Jesus says “Juanita, Juanita, you are anxious and troubled about many things,…” My response is in Psalm 27:4 “One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in His temple.” That’s the most important thing in my life!
Juanita Edge, Communication Director