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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you.
This passage of the scripture written by our Lord’s brother James encourages us to “Lean In,” when it comes to our relationship with God. Once we truly yield to God, there will come an immediate attack from the enemy of our souls, Satan, which in turn signals us to RESIST his temptations. That will cause the enemy to leave us for a while. Then we are to get as close to God as we possibly can, and in turn, he will come close to us. This is how the term “Lean In,” works when it comes to our relationship with Jesus.
“Lean In,” is such a popular term in the world of business and communication right now. Yet, it begs the question, “What are you leaning in to?” “Lean In” means to pay attention in a focused way to what is important to you. If a lifestyle of wealth is important, then you will “Lean In,” to every motivational speaker and wealth trainer in the world. If education is what you’re leaning into, you’ll never have enough, and you’ll never be satisfied. But wouldn’t it be wonderful if every one of us was leaning into God Almighty. St. Paul said in speaking of Jesus, “That I May Know Him!” It was Paul’s desire to “Lean In,” to Jesus wholeheartedly. I encourage you today to care for your family, to appreciate your job but, most of all, “Lean In,” to Jesus.
This AM, all of my hope, all of my joy, all of my trust, and all of my future are in you, my Lord. I will “Lean In,” to what you want for me for the rest of my life. Amen