No better place for a Quiet Time than the beach! “So if when you are offering your gift at the altar you there remember that your brother has any [grievance] against you, Leave your gift at the altar and go. First make peace with your brother, and then come back and present your gift.” Matthew 5:23-24 ->me: I cannot expect to please God in worship or sacrifice if I am harboring sinful anger against a co-heir of heaven. It is frivolous to worship before this sin is dealt with and it is entirely within my power to correct it. I struggle with this most when I see people I respect fall away from the Lord in ways I find hard to reconcile. What I have to remember is that this can happen to any of us at any time. Listening to Pastor Jeff’s amazing sermon yesterday was a great reminder of how letting satan have just a small foothold in your life can cause everything you once believed to become unraveled. I must guard my heart and my mind so that I can stay pure before my King. Not allowing a single piece of my armor to become compromised or unworn. Lord God in Heaven, please help me to realize my failures in staying close to You, hearing Your voice, or setting things of this world over my time seeking You and Your wisdom. May I realize that prioritizing You even above my family, will make my time with them even that much more enriched in significance and value.