The Calm in the Deep

JAMES 5:8-- "You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand."

Followers of Christ are perpetual tip–toe standers!

We peer over the threshold of time, knowing the Lord can appear at any moment. He will show up in various ways in daily routine. Someday He will ride into history in His Second Coming.

When history howls with crisis and your daily responsibilities scream with problems, the way to strengthen your heart is to fix your gaze up high. Watch for what the Lord does and how He manifests Himself in the midst of the fracas.

Such an outlook leads to well–established calmness in the crisis.

A friend told me of going scuba diving in rough seas. “How were you able to dive?” I asked. “It was hard to get to the diving spot, but under the surface it was calm and serene,” he said.

The strengthened heart is full of peace when the world on the surface tosses in torment.

Spiritual Heart Focus

Use your prayer time today to set your focus away from current events and demands of daily routine, and turn instead to the Lord. Ask Him to reveal Himself to you in all you encounter today.

Physical Heart Focus

Stand and sit taller—it will make you look trimmer and stretch your body properly at the same time.