When God raised up his servant, he sent him first to you to bless you by turning each of you from your wicked ways.” Acts 3:26 (NIV)
Children need parameters within which to live. They start testing their limits right after birth. They need to know how far they can go. They need to know that no is no. When they have the security of their limits formed then they can feel safe. When no limits are set then no never is no and anything is permissible sometimes. But they are never truly happy until they know those rules hold their world in order. We are God´s children. Without knowing either our Father or where the limits are we too are unhappy and lost. Is this why Peter could say that we are blessed first by God´s sending of Jesus unto us? Is it because He came to turn us from our confusion?
Jesus came and tried to steer us straight. He gave us a vision of God and our heavenly home. He showed us that we can never be right with God as long as we put our confidence in ourselves or our tendency to form systems of thought and worship. Only directing ourselves personally and acutely to God can do the trick. Do we know today that we have been blessed? Are we going to be able to turn to the Lord now and be blessed by the turning?
Please help us to lay everything down, all our issues and all our urgencies. Let us simply turn to You! Let us receive the great blessing today of turning to You without any distraction and come directly into Your Presence we pray!
Have you anything to be thankful for?