Our guest blogger, Mary Johnson, is back today with another powerful word for us. Enjoy!
What have you been pursuing, or better yet what has been pursuing you? It is easy to get distracted in life. James 1:11 says, “For no sooner has the sun risen with a burning heat than it withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beautiful appearance perishes. So the rich man also will fade away in his pursuits.”
How do you keep what is meaningful, what is lasting, at the forefront of your life? Life is to be lived by the direction and leading of the Holy Spirit. Pursuits of all kinds will not be able to pull us here and there when led by the Holy Spirit.
Occasionally when studying for a test I would see so many other things that seemed to be more appealing and alluring. Sometimes when reading our Bible, various things come to mind, including tasks that need completion. We can get distracted into pursuing other things that may have consequences. For instance, not studying for your test could affect the grade you will receive.
Life will be filled with God’s peace or lack of peace, depending on if we pursue His Word, or the busyness of life.