It is important to make our personal relationship with God a priority especially during the busy start to the year. For us to find balance in our lives start with our relationship with Jesus. We need to make this our focus to ensure that we continue to grow so that we can Proclaim the Glory of God..
Ps 96:1-4 "Sing a new song to the LORD! Sing to the LORD, all the world! Sing to the LORD, and praise him! Proclaim every day the good news that he has saved us. Proclaim his glory to the nations, his mighty deeds to all peoples. The LORD is great and is to be highly praised; he is to be honored more than all the gods."
BE intentional and plan a time where you can meditate on Scripture and wait on the Lord.
Here are some passages that could assist in this devotional time
Ps. 23: 1-3 – “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul;”
Ps. 131:2 — “Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with his mother. Like a weaned child is my soul within me.”
Ps. 62:1 & 2 – “My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation. He is my fortress, I will never be shaken…”
(vs. 8) “Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to Him, for God is our refuge.”
Ps. 63:1 – 3 – “O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water. I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify You.” (vs. 4 – 5) “I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise You.” (vs. 6 – 8) “On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night. Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings. My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.:
Zeph. 3:17 – “The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.”
Ps. 4:4 — “Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still.”
Ps. 37:7 — “Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him.”
Matt. 11:28-30 — “Come to Me, all you who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls, for my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Isa. 40:29-31 — “He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall, but those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”
Isa. 55:1-3 — “Ho! Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters: and you who have no money come, buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do you spend money for what is not bread, and your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight itself in abundance. Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear, and your soul shall live;”
Ps. 45:11 & 13 “The King is enthralled by your beauty; honour Him, for He is your Lord…All glorious is the princess within her chamber, her gown is interwoven with gold. In embroidered garments she is led to the King; they are led in with joy and gladness; they enter the palace of the King.”
Hos. 2:14 — “Therefore, behold, I will allure her (God’s people), I will bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfort to her.”
Exodus 14:14 — “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
Psalm 27:14 — “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart; and wait for the Lord.