It took a while for me to realize I am unable to do anything of value without the Lord’s help. I count on His help in everything for now I know my limitations; I am weak, selfish, and not all that smart; but I also recognize He is shown strong in my weakness.
Drop into my Heart
Drop into my heart all the wisdom I need for this day. Give me ability to reach and for another pray. Live loud in me as I proclaim, The power and majesty of Jesus’ name. Let it be your light that shines; To assure and help another as they seek to the treasure find. Speak loud through me your life-giving word, So it is truly a message from heaven heard. Steady my step, pave ahead my path, Give me authority to conquer every foe where I am at. As I draw near this day for my daily supply, Fill me up with your goodness on high. With your love, your kindness, your understanding deep, Your joy, your strength and abiding peace. Every morsel that you share with this vessel of clay, I will attempt to give away. As you drop wisdom in my heart I am able to flow, Successfully with you from soul to soul. This request is huge and I almost wonder at my plea. But this I know, it is your passion that I seek. It is your love, your touch, and words I crave, So I will just believe I receive the requests I have made.
Psalms 28:7 The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.
Do you ever wonder what in the world is happening? Do you feel a little bruised by circumstances around you? Are you at times so weary of the road you travel? I have been and I am. I have some things I scratched my head over, and other times things I have shook my head over. When this happens I can do one of two things, I can get bitter or with God’s help I can get better.
Sore Spots in Life
There are times in your life, When things do not seem to go right. Trying times of trouble, pain, or stress, When life hurts; in its progress. This comes to almost everyone at times. It is not as God has designed. You live in a realm that is under siege; On every side there are enemies, Seeking to cause pain, shame, and despair. Never is nor does life on earth profess to be fair. When you belong to God’s Son, You are now called His chosen ones. To walk and talk as His ambassador as in a foreign land; Subject to its terrors but led by God’s hand. Each step can be painfully slow, But still there is joy within the soul. The sore spots are healed and soon you run again; With heart ready to sing praise to your Lord and Friend. Sore spots in life are not permanent for God speaks to them. Soon He also heals the Nations as planned and under His rule again.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
When mayhem seems to surround us, and conflicting reports confuse our mind and troubles our heart, it seems almost laughable to say we need to find the place where we are at rest. But this is exactly what we can and must do. This is a different kind of rest; it is a supernatural kind of rest. God is very happy to assist us to do what He asks us to do. He is our rest, He is our comfort, and He is our peace. He is trustworthy and will do as He says He will do. It takes a step of faith; standing on the Word of God, with an inner knowing God is for us and will never leave us to work it all out on our own power alone.
Enter the Rest
Precious love and pure joy the very best, Are known by them that in God rest. What causes to stumble and to fall, Will be put to rest at your call. What could be greater than what I can do? Nothing is impossible; I will take care of you. My hand is always ready to lead, my eyes never stray, I will never leave you or turn from you away. Relax and know I take you to the sacred place, Jesus’ sacrifice provides; under the banner of grace. I prove there is no one as strong, Through each difficulty, I help you along. Trust in your God, you can truly rest when you sleep, I never close my eyes; on you them I keep. All things I provide, but I call you trust me; Happily at peace and restful then you will be.
Exodus 33:14 And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.
Matthew 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Sometimes life can just get us down. The key is to not stay down. It may seem a little like tough-love, but the best advice sometimes is to just get up and keep going. Of course we have God as our help. He is ever ready to hear and to answer our prayers. He lifts our heart and clears our mind; so we are able to get up and follow after Him.
Get Up, the Two-Word Sermon
When life gets you down, you need to do one thing; Get up, and continue serving your King. When you are tired and weary, there is no other choice, Get up and pray, in thanksgiving lift your voice. When anger or fear or even bitterness takes its toll, Get up to change your viewpoint; God is in control. Get up when you are lazy, do that good thing for another, When hungry or thirsty, get up and read God’s Word, and you will discover, Your hunger is satisfied, and the thirst is quenched. When you are ashamed or guilty, get up and quickly repent. When Jesus healed the lame man, He gave him a project to do; He said, get up and remember what God has done for you. Peter’s mother-in-law was very ill and sick in bed; Jesus healed her and she in turn got up and the disciples fed. The young girl was asleep, and was brought back to life; She got up, to her parents delight. Get up and get busy doing whatever needs to be done; And you also will be a glory to Jesus God’s Son
Job 17:9 The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.
Galatians 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.