Sunday, September 4, 2011

Keep the Good Trust

Keep the good thing committed to thy trust by the Holy Ghost, who dwelleth in us.” 2 Timothy 1:14  (Douay-Rheims 1899 American Version)
When we get separated from our spiritual resources, a common feeling one can get is that of being weary and empty, or burned out.  We can look ourselves in the mirror and slap our faces and say, "Jeepers, snap out of it already!  Why are you so tired?"  Then we turn and try our hardest to just continue plowing on using our own thoughts, power, and resolve.  Admit it -- that gets tedious and really tough!

So take pause for a moment here.  Sip your favorite tea, or some coffee and look off dreamily toward the hazy horizon; the hazy horizon of your spiritual landscape -- you know, out there to where you've pushed God.  Let this verse for today soak into your awareness.  There is a "good thing" -- the New International Version says a "good deposit" -- placed within you in a trust established by God.  You carry inside yourself a safety deposit box that God rents, into which He places His goodness for you.   You can think of this place in your body being inside your heart or inside the center of your abdomen, or any place else you choose.  Place your hands over that place and just think how God has instilled within you something about and for you that is of immeasurable worth to Him.  God has entrusted you with this good thing both as a divine gift to you, as well as to be a gift that can pour out His love, grace, and encouragement to others.  Nurture this deposit by caring for this profound spiritual treasure.  Take time to get inside your spirit and talk with God about how things are with your soul.  God aches to hear.

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