How’s your chill time with Jesus?
We know that life is busy. It doesn’t take a brain scholar to know that we need rest. And yet when it’s time to “chill” do we hang out with Jesus?
So here’s a rather simple idea: praise. When we take the time to praise we’re taking the time to change what we are thinking about. If it’s not too silly to suggest, it’s a staycation. Our circumstances and surroundings have not changed, but our mindset is different.
Consider the Psalms. David poured out his soul to the Lord and almost always comes around to praise, honor and to glorify God. The Psalms are examples of worship in the midst of our hope in Him. In the Psalms, space is created to chill with Jesus and we remind ourselves that He is dependable. With eager expectation we know that God will provide. What God has done and what He will do and who He is, is worthy of praise!
“Shout for joy to God, all the earth!
Sing the glory of his name;
make his praise glorious.
Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!
So great is your power
that your enemies cringe before you.
All the earth bows down to you;
they sing praise to you,
they sing the praises of your name.”
Take encouragement my friends to chill with Jesus. Create the space to praise. As in Psalm 66 take the time to speak to the Lord. Honor Him by reminding yourself of His faithful character. Worship Him for His great mercy and loving kindness. Praise Him.