Humble yourselves [with an attitude of repentance and insignificance] in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you [He will lift you up, He will give you purpose]. James 4:10 Amplified
My breakfast is always spent with Jesus. After I place my plate on the table and I sit down to eat, I pray not only for good physical nutrition (even when it’s a simple peanut butter bagel), but also for spiritual nutrition. When I bring my concerns to The Lord, He never fails to cast my eyes on a Scripture verse that is exactly tailored to my prayer.
This morning I prayed for godly wisdom and discernment through a present situation. And yes, this situation requires God’s divine intervention to have resolve.
His message through His Word is more than timely ~~ it is calling to remembrance that He is in control of the entire situation and its circumstances ~~ but for resolve to occur, humility is required.
This time ~~ and I must say, this is a special time ~~ things will go differently in the sense that I’ve chosen to release my tight grip on the reins and I’m calling on God to do the Work. I figured He’s far more qualified to handle my messes, and since He’s already mapped it all out and been there, I’d save myself a heap of trouble by just letting Him navigate.
And you know what, Girlfriend? The sweet peace that passes all understanding is mine to embrace.
I can kick myself in the buttocks for not grabbing ahold of this in my earlier years ~~ would’ve saved myself from a lot of burdens and unnecessary junk that cluttered my soul. But be that as it was, I have finally learned my life lesson.
Let the One Who creates the Perfect Plan to navigate that Perfect Plan in His Perfect Timing, and His Perfect Way.
I’m de-cluttering my life and my house this year ~~ a conscious decision that I’ve actually held true to since I made the commitment. I don’t care if it takes me all of 2018 to accomplish, I’m on a roll and there’s no stopping me.
Alongside the physical surroundings, I’m also “cleaning house” and purging my life of unnecessary activities and connections that no longer serve a productive and enriching purpose. You’d think that means I have more “free time,” but somehow that’s not the end-result. What I do come away with is quality time devoted to true life-giving activities and projects; that means a lot to me.
I want to store those treasures in Heaven so that I leave behind a trail of footprints that lead the follower to Christ.
So I will continue to bow from the heart and let God fill me with His Humility so that I can be used in a mighty way ~~ not just to resolve what I perceive to be urgent (earthly) matters, but to be of effectual use for His Purpose.
In the end, I’m Blessed in innumerable ways and with inexpressible joy.
O come, let us worship and bow down, Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker [in reverent praise and prayer]. For He is our God And we are the people of His pasture and the sheep of His hand. Today, if you will hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts and become spiritually dull as at Meribah [the place of strife], And as at Massah [the place of testing] in the wilderness,
Psalm 95:6-7 Amplified
Girlfriend will you join me?
I love you to Heaven and Back ~~