A quiet heart
A clear mind
A body in service
A soul at rest …
I walked around the blacktop track near my house wondering why I couldn’t achieve these, at least on any regular basis. So I asked God …
Matthew 7:7 – “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”
I reminded God of my age and that I would need an answer right away. I don’t recommend telling the Lord about the timing and I normally don’t - however I was impatient and frankly a little on the cranky side.
He impressed two things on my heart.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”
We proceeded in prayer … Holy God and sinful seeker … and here is the substance of my answer:
While my heart is often on the Lord, my mind is wandering.
While my soul longs for Him, my strength is on other things.
There is a reason the Lord gave the above as the top command. He knew our lives needed to be synchronized for us to live to the fullest. Heart, mind, soul, body … all working together in faith.
I prayed I could obey His answer and communicate that thought to others for encouragement. I’m leaving that in His hands … and timing.
The second part …
He told me to leave my age alone.
I thought I was doing a practical thing … “adjusting to my age” …
My heavenly Father reminded me …
Because of Christ … I have eternal life. So I’m actually quite young.
I hope many folks reading today will consider synchronizing … and eternity.