The Ardor of Harder

 In God, Life, Prayer, trials

If it seems like a lot of my posts lately deal with the theme of struggle or storms, it’s simply because these blogs tend to reflect the current season of my life. What you are getting here is an extension of what I am getting in real life. Sometimes life is hard. The good news, though, is that I am not forsaken or abandoned in those hard times. Quite the opposite, in fact.

The thing about hard times is that they seem to drive us toward God in a way that the “okay” days just don’t. Is this bad, is this good? I don’t really know yet, to be honest. It’s never bad to go seek God with more ardor than usual, but it is sad that we only seem to get there when some crisis brings us to our knees (voluntarily or involuntarily).

Does this mean that we stop crying out to God in our need? No way! It’s just human nature that the harder my life gets, the more I need to cling to my God. I don’t think He has a problem with that, either. I simply want to challenge myself to stay ardent when my answers come through, as well. To drop to my knees and plead with God for more of Himself and more ways to be a blessing to others.

So today, if your life is hard, seek Him. And if your life isn’t hard? Guess what? Still seek Him! Honor Him by upping your everyday zeal to match your hard times zeal. Let’s just go all out and get God in this new year. Nothing bad can ever come from a renewed desire to find Him. Get God always. Above all, get God.

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