Brian McKay | @RealBrianMcKay
I recently chose to skip church one Sunday.
I didn't have a valid reason. I mean, I was feeling confused about life, and in a way, maybe a bit discouraged. But that wasn't the main cause. I just didn't feel like going.
So, I stayed home. It was actually really nice. Usually, when I stay home from church (unfortunately, it happens more often than it should), I just play video games or something. I waste the time.
This time, though, I started listening to music, and I actually focused on the words. I listened to two songs, and in that time, I experienced one of the most worshipful moments I've had in quite some time.
I sometimes deal with doubts in my faith. I decided to listen to "Jesus, Use Me, I'm Yours." Those who know me know that I loooove Jason Gray. His lyrics hit me in a way that no one else's do. I listened to this song because I needed to speak its prayer: "I'm not much to look at, but whatever I am, I'm yours."
Daniel Foster | @danielfoster07
Have you ever felt sometimes that God isn’t there? Or perhaps you spend time talking to Him but you feel like He isn’t listening or answering you? I have definitely felt that way during different moments of my life, but I often only look for God in big situations or life changing events.
This week I got a fresh reminder that sometimes, it’s in the silence when God speaks the loudest.
In 1 Kings 19:11-12, God says to Elijah “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of The Lord , for The Lord is about to pass by. Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks, but The Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but The Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but The Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.”
Uplifting Devotionals for Christians Overcoming Habits, Hang-Ups, & Hurts