Staying connected is something that requires effort, planning and thoughtfulness. When was the last time you called your mom? How about telling your co-worker how much you appreciate their hard work? Most importantly, when did you last talk to God or give Him the opportunity to talk to you?
Proverbs 13:4 tells us "The soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing; but the soul of the diligent shall be made rich." When we take the time to stay connected to God through reading the Bible, going to church and surrounding ourselves with encouraging brothers and sisters in Christ, we draw near to the peace and contentment only He can provide. "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." (John 14:27)
"When I get out of touch with Him, I flounder. Power seems to ebb away, and that restless feeling returns" (Tom Landry)
"Optimism is based on the circumstances of the moment, but hope is rooted in God's faithfulness - regardless of our situation" (Bill Crowder)
"And he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together" (John 4:36)
Have a great weekend!
-Miguel R. Viera
Executive Director at Family Ministries of America
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