Life happens to get in the way some times and I find myself drifting. I’ve been receiving messages this week to get back in the game and start relying more on God. Whenever I start drifting, I try doing things on my own and without fail every time this happens….nothing happens. It takes a while until it dawns on me what I’m doing, or not doing before I reach out to the only one that can make things happen. The other night, I prayed for forgiveness and asked that He open my heart so that He can come back in with the vengence because I can’t do this on my own. I need Him to help me and guide me. I need Him to bring the right people into my life that will make a difference, so that I can do His Will.
The next day, He gave me an idea and I acted on it. That idea brought me a new friend and someone that I know I can help by sharing my story. We are actually meeting today and I can’t wait to spend some time with her. Through Him, I am meeting so many great new friends and building such amazing relationships. In the past I didn’t have that many friends and now I feel like I am becoming the luckiest lady in the world.
Even though I prayed and asked God to help, and He did, I still didn’t pick back up my book, “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young, which I have come to absolutely love! I let Him down yet again. This morning though, was different. I still didn’t start my day out with God. Instead, I jumped on the computer and started checking Facebook and emails. Until, I came across Joel Osteen’s message of the day, which I had been avoiding lately as well because ‘I didn’t have the time’ to read. This morning though, I took the time and low and behold Joel’s message was the same I’ve been receiving…..start your day with God! Joel wrote about how we should never be too busy to talk to God and how we need to talk to Him throughout our day. After reading Joel’s message, I thanked God for finally getting through to me! I immediately got up and grabbed my book, Jesus Calling, and without fail here’s the message I read which took me all the way back to June 10th:
“Rest in Me, My Child, Give your mind a break from planning and trying to anticipate what will happen. Pray continually, asking My Spirit to take charge of the details of this day. Remember that you are on a journey with Me. When you try to peer into the future and plan for every possibility, you ignore your constant Companion, who sustains you moment by moment. As you gaze anxiously into the distance, you don’t even feel the strong grip of My hand holding yours. How foolish you are, My child!
Remembrance of Me is a daily dicipline. Never lose sight of My Presence with you. This will keep you resting in Me all day, every day.” – written by Sarah Young
Sarah has a way of writing in this book, that truly makes you feel as if God himself were speaking directly to you. I believe that He is. He gave her the words to write and He knew when I would be reading them. This book is so very impactful and has helped me recognize more and more just how much God has done for me! No more being foolish for me…I’m all in! I know I can’t do it without Him, so why do I try? No more!