Monday, July 26, 2010

I knew I needed to change, but didn't know where to begin. How, Lord?

Quietly, He gathered me in His arms and spoke.
Don't be afraid. I can free you from worry.
Just as I brought light out of darkness, I will bring order out of your chaos.

"Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, 'Let there be light,' and there was light." Genesis 1:2, 3

I have rescued you. Never mind the circumstances. You were always safe.

Faith was no longer a goal for me to reach. It became the bridge I must cross daily to see God's goodness and live worry-free.

That night, I stepped out of denial and surrendered myself. "I am the Lord's servant...May it be to me as you have said" (Luke 1:26-40).

This prayer has become my anecdote to worry. During the day or late at night, I say to my worries, Let it be, if that is what God allows for me.

I am Afraid, I hear myself say. And in the saying, I practice the presence of Fear, rather than rest in the safety of God. Jesus says His Spirit within me is one of power, love, and a sound mind. But He whispers while Fear is loud.

Fear screams for me to run.
But God beckons me, Come.

Fear pushes me to produce protection.
But God whispers I have already overcome.

And so I stand on rock and watch as the sand sinks swiftly down.
To be love-led rather than fear-driven is to stand on the rock underneath.

Where have you placed your feet today?


Monday, July 19, 2010

I think about God all the time. Its our human nature when all else fails. We turn to the one person whom we know never lets us down. Sure we do not get instant results.Maybe even not the answers we want(or so we think).But in his time, his way, his place he makes all things right. But everything is a learning experience. Its a long bumpy hard road, but trust in the hand that leads you and he will make all things right. Rest in him and wait. He sees years ahead of you and he wants us to avoid the disasters he sees ahead of us, so trust in his plans for you. Some decisions need to be made, changes need to be done. Some times we need to leave all that is familiar and our comfort zones and go out into the unknown. It can be such a frightening thing, but we are not afraid. He understands perfectly our fears.Sometimes he has to take everything dear and familiar to us, tug our comfort blanket from under us, leaving us naked and exposed. Then he covers us with his feathers and under his wings we will take refuge until the storm has passed. Trust in him, you have nothing to loose. Be blessed