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Avoid Compartmentalizing God to the Difficult Times

This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.

Scripture reference: Jeremiah 33:3 (ESV)

Today, I am thinking about how we can sometimes compartmentalize God.

Early on in my spiritual walk, I would often seek God for whatever pressing matter I was dealing with at the time. If I had a problem with my career, I’d turn to Him. If I was struggling with my finances, I’d turn to Him. If I had an issue in my marriage, I’d turn to Him.

In other words, I was turning to God in difficult times, which was good. Yet what I’ve learned is that rather than compartmentalizing God to the problem of the day, I need to strive to keep Him at the center of all things in my life, good and bad.

When I turn to the Scriptures, I see this is exactly how Daniel lived. In fact, Daniel even had a method to accomplishing this. He would dedicate a certain place and time each day to praying and meditating.

Daniel teaches us that talking with God in the same place and at the same time every day will help us keep God at the center of our lives instead of simply compartmentalizing Him to our next crisis.

If you don’t already have a dedicated place and time to worship, the Lent season is the perfect time to begin this practice. If you engaged in this practice at one time and need to resume it, this is the perfect time as well.

As you identify your new place and time, remember these words: “Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.” Jeremiah 33:3 (ESV)

Please share this reflection as others desire to be inspired.

So today, make God the center of all things in your life.

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