Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Learning To Put God First

Again, I am re-posting, for those who may have not read this. I am also posting this for Tell His Story. Please visit that link. Thank you.

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 Blessings, Kathi

5 comments:

Helene Smith said...

I love the pictures here and the way they connect to your story!

Miss Kathy said...

Stunning photography! Word and image so captivating--and I hear that message loud and clear. Seeking to know and to serve Him each day--He is worthy, but always struggle with "is it enough, Lord."
Joy!
Kathy

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Great post! Thanks for the reminder to always put Him first, and spend time daily with the Lord! Love the pictures! ~Hope you have a great weekend! Rhonda

Curious Thinker said...

That was a great post. I to struggle to take the time to pray every night which I sometimes forget or spend time in solitude to connect with Him which I stopped doing recently but I know I need to start doing again. I hope I can grow more spiritually and turn to him for guidance and direction in my life. God Bless.

Diwakar said...

Hello Kathi. So good to know you through your profile on the blogger and the blog post. I am glad to stop by your blog post and go through those pictures and all the stories that relate to putting God first. I am blessed to go thorugh it. I am also glad to see your picture with your husband I am from Mumbai, India a city with a great contrast where richest of rich and the poorst of poor live. We reachout to the poorest of poor with the love of Christ to bring healing to the broken hearted. We also encouage young and the adults from the west to come to Mumbai with your kids and friens to work with us during your vacation time. I am sure you will have a life changing experience. My email id is: dhwankhede(at)gmail(dot)com and my name is Diwakar Wankhede. Looking forward to hear from you very soon.

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