Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Tuesday's Soul Shaping Gleaning
"God, I just want to do what you put me on earth to do." (from Rick Warren's 9-29-2015 devotional entitled 'Eternity Should Shape Your Goals')
I read this line and was literally stopped in my tracks this morning. I was up and in a seeking state of mind but realized i was talking to myself moreso than seeking the wisdom of God. This wasn't the first time either and it came to me that I was developing the habit of leaning to my own understanding and failing to properly acknowledge, even overriding that still small voice that has been leading me for so many years.
When I put Pastor Warren's life changing declaration with the wisdom of Proverbs 3:5-6, my heart leaped and i felt the pressure of a flood behind my eyelids.
"I am so sorry, Lord," I said to the One who never ever gives up on me and then I thought, Lord, your faithfulness is beyond extraordinary. Here i am trying to hear me, (LOL) and you still manage to get a word in---now that's love.
Then i heard a line or two from that Bill Withers classic--"Lean on me when you're not strong. I'll be your friend; I'll help you carry on.."
Wow...the paper's wet now.
I got the message.
Thank you Lord.
You lead. I'll follow.
Thanks for keeping it simple.