Friday, June 05, 2009
I was reading Zechariah today and I came across this verse in chapter 4......
v6"..........'NOT BY MIGHT NOR BY POWER, BUT BY MY SPIRIT,' says the Lord Almighty."
I think this should be kept at the forefront of our minds EVERYDAY! It's in our sinful nature that we go about our day trying to do it all.....ALONE. Have you ever got into bed at night with a deep sigh of relief because now you can finally rest then suddenly realize that you barely spoke to the Lord all day, and you certainly didn't consult Him on any of the decisions you made? No? Just me? This happens to me waaaay more than I'm comfortable admitting! I'm constantly trying to do everything by myself - never giving thought as to what the Lord would have me do - as if I'm in control and like I know what's best!
Well, I am challenging myself to wake up every morning and just hand EVERY detail of my day over to God, come what may. From what to say to my husband when I trip over his shoes in the middle of the kitchen floor to how to share His love with the woman who just backed into my car in the parking lot. If I'm going to proclaim that Christ is the ruler of my life, I have to let Him shine through every nook and cranny.....ALL THE TIME! I can't pick and chose when I want Him present. I can't only call on Him when I have a problem. I need to be able to see His Spirit in ALL things, events.........and people. I want to thank God that I got stuck at a train crossing for 15 minutes this evening - who knows what He stopped me from encountering by allowing that Sunday drivin' old guy in the Buick LaSabre to cut me off at that last intersection?
God uses EVERYTHING for His good - I want to embrace that AND live that!