Its good to be back!
My laptop has been out of commission for a couple of days, which seemed much longer to me. I am so grateful for the wisdom God gave my son to fix the problems. Now, I breathe a big sigh and although it is late here, I want to encourage you.
While I waited, I realized I had been given another opportunity to trust that the Lord had everything, even this minor matter, in His able hands. Sometimes things don't always go as we plan do they?
Psalm 25:4-5 is not only the prayer of king David but, from my heart too. Will you make it yours? "Show me Your ways, O Lord; teach me Your paths. Guide me in Your truth and faithfulness and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; for You [You only and altogether] do I wait [expectantly] all the day long." I add, and Lord help me to obey quickly!
What do you do while you wait? Like sitting in the waiting room of the drs. office, do you look at magazines while not really seeing the pictures due to your worry? Do you chat with others in the waiting room? Maybe, you read the book you brought? For me, waiting is the place I have to fight worry, so I personally need to recall the Word of God to make a strike against the imagination and anxiety.
Jesus told us in Matthew 6:34..."So do not worry or be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will have worries and anxieties of its own. Sufficient for each day is its own trouble." That is sure the truth! He does know us well, doesn't He?
What do we have to worry about anyway? We can't change the weather or the plans God has for the earth and those living on it. I don't have the power to change the government, or do I? Prayer is the place to plug in for power. And, prayer is where we need to turn when trouble is showing its ugly face. When doubtful thoughts come in like a flood, then we get to raise up a standard against it.
There is a verse in I Thessalonians 5:8 that speaks to me tonight after this crazy week. I find my heart thanking God for the plans He has made for the day. And this..."but we belong to the day; therefore, let us be sober and put on the breastplate (corset) of faith and love and for a helmet the hope of salvation." Remember we are told that God is our salvation? Yes!
Until the day that the Lord returns we must stand, delivered and strong in the might of His Holy Spirit. His return will be sudden. We need to stay alert wearing the armor He provided and is talked about in Ephesians 6. Above all with unceasing prayer and praise!
I realized the last couple of days that I placed my trust in this computer. How wrong I was to assume it would remain faithful. I learned that it is only a tool. Tools don't last. But, my faith in God to use me as His instrument in the lives of others is still strong. Because, He is faithful! Some trust in chariots and some in horses, or the internet...but we will remember the name of our God!
I must close for tonight but will return again, Lord willing. May you have a blessed new day, with the strong assurance of your walk with the Lord Jesus Christ. He is your salvation! Call on Him and be saved from all enemies. Stand on the Word of God and rise up in worship in His matchless, mighty name. In the name of Jesus, amen.
Abundance is...when I trust and obey