Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind.”
Matthew 22:37

I have only been home twelve hours (half of those sleeping) and my “to do” list is already filling up. The dishwasher is running, the cell phone is ringing, and the tv is blaring. I feel as if God is slipping away from me. Why is He leaving me? I know in my heart He has gone nowhere. He is with me. He is always with me. But I continue to put Him at the end of my “to do” list. Hurriedly, I get through my day. Things seem to be in a constant state of chaos. I know that if I would just spend more time with God each day my life could be so different………………

Now, it is three weeks later and I can honestly say that I am spending more time with God. What a difference it is making. I still have those moments and days when things are a bit crazy, but I do feel an overall blanket of calmness around me. I am trying to turn to God when I need to make a small or big decision over a personal matter. I am trying to start my day praising God, not just giving Him the time I have left over in my day. Most importantly, I am trying to give Him thanks no matter what my circumstance is. I am feeling the closeness to God that I felt in Zambia.

We do not have to be in a faraway country to feel God’s love and mercy. He is right here, waiting for us to reach out to Him, never leaving us.

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Romans 8: 38-39

Melissa Bynum


Comments on: "Melissa’s Final Blog….at least for now" (1)

  1. Melissa,
    Once again your blog has touched my heart and more beautifully.written than I could ever manage puts into words my feelings after returning from Kenya and Tanzania.The Beaty of the land,the smiles of people who have no material comforts continue to play in my mind.I am consumed by the stuff,schedules,work,meetings of daily life.Thank you for helping to put this in perspective because I know your responsibilities are similar to mine.Seek Fellowship with God as a priority in daily living.Thank you again for all your blogs.You and God are wonderful co authors.Charlotte deans

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