Thursday, January 16, 2014
My Selfish Heart Is Learning...
The Lord knows me better than anyone else. He knows my future.
He knows the scary things I must face. There are times of uncertainty along my path. I must remember to hold His hand. He knows what's ahead. I don't. He knows my need for Him. I'm in bondage without Him. I'm lost at sea and alone without Him. I'm blindly walking through mazes unless He guides me. I don't know where to go. Why is it that I'm so selfish with "my" time that I refuse to even give the Lord some of it, to pray and to commune with Him? Also, to get instructions for the day from Him? I have come to realize that this is the area I'm most selfish; it's with the time He has given me. When I sacrifice some of this time and spend it in prayer good always comes from it. I must learn to trust Him. The Lord always gives back, better and more than I could imagine. Why is it so hard to remember this? Why is it so difficult for me to share my time and talents with and for the Lord? He is so faithful. He leads me to times of refreshing and renewal, every time! Yesterday He did this for me at school. I thought I did not have time to spare to go to our weekly teacher prayer meeting before school. I stopped and looked at myself in the mirror and realized, I do NOT have the capability to get through my day without asking the Lord for direction, wisdom and strength. I stopped what I was doing and walked down the hall to our prayer meeting. I did ask for prayer, and the Lord blessed my school day and helped me with all my assessments and the tasks at hand. Praise Him!! "Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others." Philippians 2:3-4 Blessings, Kathi