This morning, when I went on Facebook, two verses show up in my “memories” from something I posted a year ago. I never could’ve imagined how appropriate those verses would be today.
Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;
Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God:
Some days being a “menpleaser” is simply not possible. You cannot please everyone. If you make one person happy, you tick off another. Picture a puppy dog trying to catch his own tail. Are you doing that? I was. Even today I caught myself doing it. After all my years of Bible study, after all the time I’ve had a personal relationship with my Saviour, I still find myself failing. I still find myself forgetting that He is the only one I should worry about pleasing. Yes, I should be a good wife, a good mother, a good daughter, a good sister, and so on, but those all need to come after my relationship with Jesus. If I’m not pleasing Him, if I’m not concerning myself with what He would have me to do, then I am failing.
This morning, I intended to get out of bed and spend time in the Bible. It was something I did every night up until two or three weeks ago. I listened to the word until I fell asleep. When we moved into the new house, I lost wifi in my bedroom. So this morning, I purposed in my heart to open my Bible when I got out of bed. By the time I got the coffee made, changed a diaper, and sat down at the computer, the distractions of the day won out and I got started editing a manuscript that is due on Thursday. I, of course, know that when my heart is not right, when I have not been in the word, the rest of my world falls apart. When I am in the word, even when everything seems to go wrong, I feel grounded. Today, everything fell apart, but I didn’t feel grounded.
So, when you wake up tomorrow, if you think you don’t have time to read your Bible, remember that the Lord is your anchor, and if you neglect Him and His word, you may go adrift, as I did today. I’m going now to read my Bible and get anchored in the word. I can't handle what this world throws at me without my solid Anchor keeping firmly at His side. #KJV… Click To Tweet
Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;
(All verse references are taken from the Authorized Version of the Bible, commonly referred to as the King James Version.)