I have been struggling the past few days, just not feeling it. Needed a boost. Like a kid, I needed my head rubbed by somebody way bigger and stronger than me. Out of the blue lying in bed last Saturday night I was told not to miss church Sunday morning. It was subtle but I heard it.
This morning when I woke up the battle for my time, for my allegiance, started in full force…… just stay home, it’s a holiday weekend, one of your boys has a light stomach bug, the house is a mess, just keep sitting here relaxing and drinking coffee, you do need a break, the excuses kept coming.
The assault didn’t work. I had an assignment. Divine instructions to do my part. Not only that but I was downright excited about getting to church last Sunday morning. I knew there was something waiting for me because I had been told to be there! I was not disappointed. The message was written just for me. I’m certain of it. Honestly, if it wouldn’t have freaked everyone out in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church I would have loved to have walked up and high fived John Riggins as soon as he stepped out of the pulpit. But, I refrained.
The message was great but the closing statement was the best, “Never underestimate what God is doing in and through you”. It was spot on. I needed to hear that more than you can imagine. Thus the assignment given to me to be there.
You see, several years ago I began to seek God with sincerity, to seek His plan for my life. About a year ago I gave God permission to move in my life…… here’s the keys, you drive, I’m tired.
When I did this, He moved in, took the wheel, changed the course, started re-arranging things, because once permission is given He orchestrates the trip. Likes became dislikes and dislikes became likes. Storms in my life began to subside. I became stronger. I am stronger. I see things differently and it just keeps getting better. I can’t help but share it. It’s that good.
Here’s the thing. When we do our part, God does his part. Every time. His power and direction is added to our efforts and He has an infinite provision of everything we need. Cool huh?
Do your part. He will do His. In His time. Just believe it.
Nose to Toes / #16