It’s About You, Lord

Lord, why can I so clearly see You in my past, but not trust You with my future?

I’m constantly losing sight of You in the storm. You’ve walked before me while life surprises me, but You have not been caught unaware. You are patient and loving when I demand more proof, more blessings, more of everything...except more of You.  I claim to need those things to know that You are for me. I bargain with You, blaming myself, creating misery on You and Your refusal to perform miracles when I demand them.

Have You not always seen me safely out of the circumstances I would sit and let myself rot in? My heart cries YES, of course the Lord, MY God has! But my mind works only on remembering where I failed and faltered, allowing the enemy to twist it--to make it look like Your doing, Your punishment, Your absence.

You are steadfast in my heart Jesus, but my mind wanders into the enemy’s camp too often. Help me to turn my thoughts to You when the enemy would have me focus on myself. Help my mind to know what my heart is sure of: You are with me.

Help me to quiet my mind and think on You with my heart first, allowing your peace to flow through me, calming my spirit and healing my soul. For that is where you live, and where I learn. Claim my mind as you have claimed my heart--not with a thought, but with a feeling, a feeling of peace my mind needs. Feeling the healing my body needs. Feeling the saving grace my soul needs. Feeling You near me through all of life’s ups and all of life’s downs, because it is only when I cannot save myself that I remember Your promise.

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.  Joshua 1:19

Huni McGee
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Eye On The Ball

Recently I was yet again on my way to Walmart in the evening (in the freezing cold darkness) to get my crew another six gallons (yes, SIX gallons) of milk for the week (yes, a week at best). Even though it would probably be cheaper to keep a cow in our backyard until the Lord grants us the farm, we will continue to be thankful for our nearby Walmart.

When I’m driving Jesus just has a way of romancing me like no other time with His spontaneity.

All of a sudden this GIANT sized ball (the moon) caught my eye! I so desperately wanted to get a picture but alas, I was driving. Even so, His message continued to radiate in my heart.  

"In the game of life keep your eye on the ball, not the scoreboard. You can only reflect Me to the degree that you face Me. The extent to which you let this world come between you and I will determine how much and how well you reflect My glory.

Where are your eyes? Comparing, judging, trying to just be good enough? News flash: I never made anything to be 'just good enough.' The King of Kings only does mighty and awesome! Keep your eyes on the Light!

Jesus said 'I am the light of the world' (John 8:12). AND I am always moving!"

I was amazed when I left Walmart (6 gallons of milk later) that the moon was now small and VERY high in the sky. In John 5:17 Jesus says "My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working."

If my eyes are not on the ball I might miss where He might want to accomplish His purposes through me. Let's fix our eyes on Jesus (Hebrews 12:2). If you've lost in the past or failed and fallen short Romans 3:23 says we ALL have!

Our God is King of the comebacks. Remember three days after the cross? He blew out of that tomb ALIVE! It’s all about Jesus.

Am I in a position that I can see Him? How much of the world is blocking my view?

"Jesus lift my eyes, keep my eyes on You."

Additional reading:  Psalm 19:1-4.

Janette Kieffer
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