Drawing Closer to God by Bill Wetzel
All of God’s children are experiencing a difficult time these days. This isn’t a time to be disappointed or discouraged with God. This is a time to draw closer to God. We can accomplish this in three ways. 1. Physical Well-Being. Our body is God’s temple, and we should attempt to do what we can by getting/staying physically healthy. We can do simple exercises at home. Each of us knows our own boundaries and we owe it to ourselves and to God to do our utmost to be physically fit.
2. Mental Well-Being. During this time of physical isolation we should do everything we can to maintain a good attitude and a good mental health. Take this time to reach out and call or write a family member, a friend or a neighbor. Do something each day (read, do puzzles, do crosswords, etc.) that challenges your mind-XEMT (make an Xtra Effort to remain Mentally Tough).
3. Faithful Well-Being. Every day, sometimes more often than once, I recite Psalms 23:1 “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want”. Immediately I am overcome with a sense of peace. A great thing to remember and experience is that God is always with us if we let him. Take some time each day and spend it with our Lord and savior in whatever way you choose (TV & personal devotions, praying, etc.). Let God find a home in your heart today. You’ll love having him there for all the right reasons.
May you experience peace, hope, joy and love during this tough time in your life. Centennial is here for you, your family and your friends; just let us know how we may help. May God continue to bless and keep you.