Friday, June 8, 2007

Even This

From one of my Amy Carmichael devotionals...

Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey Him? -- Luke 8:25

Is there something you are facing - whetehr in your outer circumstances or in your inner character - that seems impossible to command? Something that has baffled you and outwitted you a a thougsand times, and appears that it will win over yo iu in the end? Soemthing as deaf to your commmand as the wind or wild waters?

Don't despair. Don't shrug and give up.

Our Lord - your Lord and mine - can command even the most difficult, unruly thing that seems as if it iwill never be comanded.

Let His word "even" be a comfort to you. He who commands even the winds and water (and they must obey Him) - He can say to that "even" of yours, "Peace, be still." And there will come for you "a great calm" (Mark 4:39)

Remember that there is nothing you are asked to do in your own strength. Not the least thing, nor the greatest...All the tremendous forces of nature - weather and politics and human nature too - are at the beck and call of our God. Each has only a faint shadow of the spiritual power that is His, and that He is ready to send forth for us.

Isn't that amazing?

How utterly foolish it is to plead weakness when we - even you and I - may move into the stream of that power. If only we will...

1 comment:

  1. Hi, I'm Leanne from Longview, WA, and I discovered your blog through a link on someone else's blog. May I just say, WOW........your blog has pulled at me in the very depths of myself. Your words have ministered to me in this time of my life when I crave and need ministering to. Your blog has touched places in me that not many people can touch. I have been filled, challenged, provoked to thought, laughed, cried, and moved by your blog. I bookmarked you. I have sat at my husband's computer and cried quietly as I have read your blog. Thank you for allowing the Lord to work on you in painful ways, and for being so willing and transparently sharing your walk with us. Thank God that that part of me, the visceral part, can still be touched! It means that God still loves me enough to touch me! Again, thank you so much! Leanne (stillgrowing on, check me out if you want to)