Pacifiers

Let the children come to me…..  Just this morning I heard a segment on how old is too old for a child to have a pacifier? The answer the celebrity gave to the critic who judged him for still allowing his 4 yr old to use a pacifier got me thinking about the ways in which we pacify ourselves when we are upset. I think many of us would agree that a tub of ice cream or a massive shopping spree isn’t the healthiest way to calm ourselves down. We know that these methods are only temporary and they certainly don’t solve any problems. Nevertheless we reach for them anyway. How long does it take us before we stop reaching for the temporary fix and learn to first seek out the eternal comfort of God’ grace, mercy and love?

Wisdom Seeking

… for even one who is perfect among human beings will be regarded as nothing without the wisdom that comes from you…   Send her forth from the holy heavens, and from the throne of your glory send her, that she may labor at my side, and that I may learn what is pleasing to you. For she knows and understands all things, and she will guide me wisely in my actions and guard me with her glory. The more I come to know, the more I realize how much I have yet to know. Open my heart and mind Lord that I may fully know you to the extent that you can fully be known. Never let me stop seeking your presence and your purpose.