Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall. Psalms 55:22
I have a habit of lighting a candle in my home office at about midday to get through the afternoon stretch. Every evening I have to turn it off as I leave the office- I usually just blow it out. However, this time I decided to use the pretty lid that comes with the candle to put the fire out.
I was amazed at what I saw.
As the oxygen stopped coming in the candle got- choked up! The inside filled up with smoke and put the fire (put the light out).
I am a visual person and God knows (because He wired me this way) that this would have an impact on me. I could have easily just placed the lid and walked away but the image captivated me.
I sat and watched.
The poor candle was dying slowly by being choked-deprived of it’s main source! I wonder how many of us “put a lid” on God on how much He can be involved in our lives and choke by trying to “fix the issue ourselves” or by “trying to take care of things our way”.
My friends, without God in our lives- OUR LIGHT GOES OUT!!
We are USELESS to those around us!
We no longer provide others and ourselves with the sweet fragrance that only a constant source of God’s oxygen can provide.
Before you try to put a “lid” on God remember that He not only cares about you and your life but He will also sustain you.
This week as you tackle your “life” remember to Just Breathe and stay connected to your source of oxygen so you don’t choke up!