Saturday, April 13, 2013

Staying Put When You Want To Go

When you are anticipating change or waiting on an answer, staying put and keeping on doing what you have been doing with all your heart can be a difficult thing to do. Oftentimes when we start to think ahead to something new we start to distance ourselves from those things present which we hope to replace. 

Then there are those quiet days when maybe you haven’t quiet settled into quietness or are uneasy because you wish something were happening. How do you occupy yourself with emptiness? Realize that whether the winds are blowing or not, that God is present and He desires our attention. Even in the routine God is routinely with us. Don’t let anticipation or boredom or anything in between separate you from keeping your eyes on Him because nothing can separate us from Him

Today in “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young (4/13)

When I give you no special guidance, stay where you are. Concentrate on doing your everyday tasks in awareness of My Presence with you. The Joy of My Presence will shine on you, as you do everything for Me. Thus you invite Me into every aspect of your life. Through collaborating with Me in all things, you allow My Life to merge with yours. This is the secret not only of joyful living but also of victorious living. I designed you to depend on Me moment by moment, recognizing that apart from Me you can do nothing.

Be thankful for quiet days, when nothing special seems to be happening. Instead of being bored by the lack of action, use times a routine to seek My Face. Although this is an invisible transaction, it speaks volumes in spiritual realms. Moreover, you are richly blessed when you walk trustingly with Me through the routines of your day.

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men. Colossians 3:23

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5

Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always. Psalm 105:4

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