Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Uneasy Journey

Today my focus was on a couple of mountains that I did not know how we would climb them. I was digging in my heels and saying that I wasn't going to move forward until God showed me how. Then this afternoon He showed me how. Think I would be okay seeing His incredible grace shown to us. This evening there was another mole hill in the process and I dug in again. God is so wonderful. He reached out His hand and showed me that the answer was much easier than I had feared. You think we would learn these things after nearly forty years of being a Christian. Well, I guess the truth is that I have learned them. I just had a dependence deficiency. God wants us to depend on Him in all things.

Today in “Jesus Calling” Sarah talks about this journey and the things which rise up to attempt to trip us.

Come to me for rest and refreshment. Their journey has been too much for you, and your own – weary. Do not be ashamed of your exhaustion. Instead, see it as an opportunity for Me to take charge of your life.

Remember that I can fit everything into a pattern for good, including the things you wish were different. Start with where you are at this point in time and space, accepting that this is where I intend you to be. You will get through today one step, one moment at a time. Your main responsibility is to remain attentive to Me, letting Me guide you through the many choices along your pathway.

This sounds like an easy assignment, but it is not. Your desire to live in My Presence goes against the grain of "the world, the flesh, and the devil." Much of your weariness results from your constant battle against these opponents. However, you are on the path of My choosing, so do not give up! Hope in Me, for you will again praise Me for the help of My Presence.

We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose. Romans 8:28 (AMP)

Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; for I shall yet praise Him, the help of my countenance and my God. Psalm 42:11 (NKJV)

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