My new husband and his kids have had a dog for about 4 years. So now I have a dog too. This dog’s main love language is “throw the ball”. She has a red kong that I’m sure she would chase 24/7. Our front yard has the remnants of a pond that is now merely a bifurcated stream. Some areas of this stream are a little deeper and full of fine, muddy sediment. Sometimes we aren’t paying attention and we throw her red kong into those deeper areas that are quite muddy. As soon as the ball falls into those areas the mud is stirred up and you absolutely CANNOT see the red kong. In the summer we might wade around in the water to try and find it, but in the winter it is way too cold. So, what do we do? We wait. We wait for the mud and sediment to settle. Once that happens, you can see that red kong clear as day.

So what does this have to do with our relationship with God?  It can seem near impossible to find the truth of where we need to be and what we need to be going after. Maybe you need to stop sloshing around in all the chaos of life and spend some quiet time with God and His Word. Proverbs 3:5-6 says “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge him and he will direct your paths” (ESV). Psalm 119:105 says “Your word is a lamp unto my feet and a light to my path” (ESV). Let the noise and chaos clear out and only focus on God’s truth. Allow the water to settle and see if things don’t clear up.

Side note to all my single friends out there. The waters couldn’t be more muddy when it comes to relationships and dating. Check out this devotional video in which I share what God taught me during my single years.  Keeping God First

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