#MorningReflection: “When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue is parched with thirst, I the Lord will answer them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them. I will open rivers on the bare heights, and fountains in the midst of the valleys; I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.” -Isaiah 41:17-18
#MorningReflection: “The Lord looks down from heaven; he sees all humankind. From where he sits enthroned he watches all the inhabitants of the earth- he who fashions the hearts of them all, and observes all their deeds. A king is not saved by his great army; a warrior is not delivered by his great strength. The war horse is a vain hope for victory, and by its great might it cannot save. Truly the eye of The Lord is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love, to deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine. Our soul waits for The Lord; he is our help and shield. Our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name. let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you.” -Psalm 33:13-22
God knows about our hurts and struggles, the oppression that holds us down. And He calls to us for us to come but we have to choose His peace.
“Ho, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you that have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen carefully to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourself in rich food. Incline your ear, and come to me; listen, so that you may live. I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, sure love for David.” -Isaiah 55:1-3
As I get ready for the first step into a much awaited and anticipated and much needed step into a better financial life and a better future. I am inspired this morning by this thought by Isaiah:
“From ages past no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who works for those who wait for him. You meet those who gladly do right, those who remember you in your ways…”
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“An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day”. ~Henry David Thoreau
I actually enjoy walking, but there’s a difference between the walk we take to reach a destination like work or school, and the walk we take just to take a walk. I don’t get to take the uninhibited walk often but when I do, I walk! I think God enjoys when we enjoy small satisfactions like that, the simple things whether walking, wheeling in a wheelchair or just breathing. But walking I think has another purpose, its one of the best times to reconnect with God made tough in the city with the amount of distractions we face, but nonetheless a great time to reconnect with God.
God created us to be in fellowship with Him. Do the hairs on your neck or the goose bumps on your arms rise in excitement when you read how He walked in the Garden with Adam and Eve. I imagine it was in the cool of day as the sun was setting. He probably asked Adam and Eve how their day was, about their dreams and desires, not because He didn’t know though, but just because. God still wants to walk with us.
We all want control, I know I want it all the time, I want to control the outcome of situations, the way things will flow, the way things will start and end, and even who will take part. It’s a very deep desire we have within us, I imagine it has something to do with being made in God’s image and having a little of that desire to be sovereign inside of us. But the real test of patience is not when we get our way and when we have control over things or so it might seem, the real test of patience is when we let go of whatever reins we attempted to set on the situation and just let God work on us, in us, and among us.
I know a lot of times when my actions say other, when it feels like i’m not seeing the results i would like to see, and I’m just feeling broken, torn, or just worn. It is not that I don’t believe that God’s Sovereignty isn’t reigning forever rightly at that time, its more so that I fear the lack of control that I have over the situation. This is when it is best for us and me even to be patient, and wait for whatever that situation calls for. But to wait patiently none the less as tough as it is.
I pray that your holidays are going well!! And that this offered some encouragement to you today! God Bless!! Happy Holidays!!
"Our greatest fear should not be failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter." -Francis Chan
The lack of posts lately has happened with my ups and downs of job searching, and the holiday transition. But in the midst of all of that this quote resonated with me this morning. The chance to succeed at something that doesn’t really matter has always been on the forefront of my mind for as long as I can remember. Sometimes its really tough to be talented at things, and not get so wrapped up in it that you forget to live and love. That you stay clear of being motivated by the like, love and approval of people but instead love on them, like them, and seek of the approval of God. My encouragement for you today is live the life God has given you to live, even if its not perfect right now because only you can live that life, but in the midst of it, be His hands and feet to the best of your ability in the strength that he gives and is giving you!
Thank you so much for following my posts, for your support, and I pray God’s comfort and strength upon you as we celebrate this Holiday Season.