Why this waiting, wanting every day? Why do I go back to the quiet place in my over sized comfy chair and open this long ago written book? Life. Hope. Peace. Strength.
I am the Israelite in the desert, longing for something good to eat with nothing to satisfy my hunger but this daily provision that fills me. It is not too much for me to handle. No. It is exactly what I need to strengthen me for the day. And when I put too much on my plate, too much that Provider did not ask of me to put my hand to, it is then that I find myself depleted and longing. He is my daily manna. He is my daily sustenance.
It is in this daily quietness that He restores my soul, turns my weakness into strength and magnificently enables me to fulfill the tasks He has asked me to walk in. I am wife, secretary, home maker, best friend to a hard working account executive in the medical field. I am a nurturer, leader, nurse, listener, counselor, teacher and so much more to four beautiful children twenty four hours a day. I am a sister, friend, daughter and so much more. I cannot do life on my own and in my own strength. Every time I do life on my own, I flub it up! Every day I try to teach a lesson in my own strength grace is thrown out the window but when I walk in Christ, walk in His Spirit and strength, something miraculous happens. There is beauty unfolding before my eyes, relationships deepen, home is life giving and thriving souls abound.
Andrew Murray wrote in “Abide in Christ”, “And so each day separately, all the day continually, day by day successively, we abide in Jesus. And the days make up the life: what once appeared too high and too great to attain, is given to the soul that was content to take and use ‘every day his portion.'” Yes, and Amen. Every day of walking with Him, every day filling up on His portion is enough to move mountains, enough to enable us to reach to great heights. Where God calls you, He will enable you.
What is it God is calling you to do? What is it that is moving, stirring in your heart that you feel you are unable to do? Maybe it is conquering depression, getting out of bed in the morning or walking out of the door and facing your anxieties. Maybe it is to walk again, conquer cancer or get healthy for the first time in your life. Maybe it is to speak in front of people, write a book or own your own company. Dare to dream big dreams and reach for them if they are what God has placed within your heart and mind. What God has called you to, He will enable you to fulfill them!
“Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, The Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall, but those who wait on The Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”
You are worth the Son of God leaving heaven, coming to this earth in the flesh and living thirty three years sinless to die a sinners death for you! He loves you! He calls you! He rose again from the dead and lives in heaven and He interceeds daily for you!
He says, “I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.'”
Take His hand today. Let Him replace your shattered dreams with living, anticipation of a new season. Let Him lead you. Perfect love casts out fear. He is perfect love.
How can I pray for you today? What do you want to believe God for that you need a dose of faith? What is it He is calling you to do that you fear sharing with someone else because they might think you are nuts? I will believe with you today. As long as it does not contradict God’s word, I will stand with you in prayer and encouragement! We are on this journey together. Much love to you today my friends. Much love.
Enjoy this song. It is all about being with Him!