Friday, November 11, 2011
11 Days of Worship Complete
It has been an amazing 11 days. Not because I was so very faithful at my worship time. I have to admit, this was hard! It wasn't that I didn't want to spend time with the Lord- it was just tough to do. The more I wanted to schedule time in, the more crazy my schedule became. It was as if everything was against me doing this. Hmmm! I wonder!!!
The precious thing was that when I asked the Lord for help to even spend time with Him, he did help! He wants to be close to me, so He will do His part to help me do that. I just have to be aware of those moments He opens up for me!
Yesterday, it was in my car driving to meet a friend for lunch. As I drove, I acknowledged who He is , and He helped me to see how the GREAT I AM is intimately involved with so many areas of my life. By the time I got to lunch, I still had some residue of concern for certain areas- but many of the emotions I was experiencing had found 'peace'.
The day before it was after a telephone conversation with a friend. Knowing that God had brought that precious woman into my life a just the right time to keep my own eyes focused on what was most important.
Today, it was in a moment of panic! Different than the day that Ren's mom was put in the hospital (she's home and doing great by the way). Today it was feeling like all the variables in life took a shift at the same time and I was left desperately trying to find my footing again. Once again, I fell to my knees and asked the Lord to help me see Him. Life still felt uneven, but I found myself standing on a firm foundation.
Why? Because I found answers. No, but I took my eyes off the circumstances and place them on the ONE who knows them all. I used the alphabet to remember some of the attributes of God! I challenge you to try this.
Start with A- Almighty, you are the Alpha, the All-Knowing, the Always present.
You are Bold, Beautiful, benevolent.
You are the Creator, Caring, …
You get the idea! It's a powerful way to keep your focus on Him, not on you!
So how have you done the last few days? I don't know about you , but I'm going to keep trying. It's so much better than the alternative. Will you join me? How about we make it longer than 11 days. How about 11 months? That takes us to next October 2012.
I'm in- how about you?