I get off at 11:30am on Fridays. It is wonderful.
Well, I have been working on a deadline all day and got to a stopping point just now, with about 15 minutes left to go. I usually straighten up my desk with that time...but it was pretty straight, so, I decided to read today's Daily Light.
This is what it said...
The ark of the covenant of the Lord went before them three days' journey, to seek out a resting place for them.
My times are in your hand.—He chose our heritage for us.—Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness; . . . make your way straight before me.—Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.—In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.—Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it," when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters.—As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him. For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.—“The Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.”—Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
I can't imagine a better devotional thought for today. It pretty much covers everything I've had on my heart, everything the Lord has been stirring and bringing to the surface in my life these last couple of weeks. (A view of the archives of this blog will bear that out, I am sure)
He is so sovereign and faithful...and the thoughts in this devotion echo something I heard today while listening to one of Alistair Begg's messages on the Book of Ruth: "God says you take care of my things and I'll take care of your things."
And take care He does...always.
Lord help me to remember that the next time I am confronted with with my inability to take care of my things. Remind me of your inconceivable capableness (is that even a word?) and purposefulness in each reminder of my need of you. Remind me of how you have proven faithful every time before and that no matter how tenuous my grip may seem on this life you've given to me that you have a plan...and part of it is a greater loosening of my grip and surrendering it to you all the more.