I am swamped today. I just came off a week of vacation where I totally tuned out of work. No emails, no phone calls, nothing. Didn’t even think about it. It was grand. But now I am back in it and way behind. On days like this I like to pick a scripture to focus on throughout the day. Since I am already a little stressed, I lean on God’s word to guide me and shape me throughout the day. I find it helpful to just focus on one or two verses and let them speak to me all day. I think this is a large part of meditating on the scriptures. Today I chose Hebrews 4:14-16.
“Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet was without sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”
I love Jesus. I love that He is my High Priest. I love that He is relational. I am blown away by the fact that I can approach Him with confidence that He will give grace and mercy to me. That comforts me. That drives me to want more of Him.