Oh how sweet it is to wake to a new day in His presence. The sun is coming up and my man is getting ready for work. All is well in my little camper here in the south.
I want to concentrate on the nearness of my Lord. Have you ever noticed that when you allow yourself to be caught up in conversation about His goodness how His sweet presence seems to fill the room? How when you are loving on Him, He comes to love on you.
How can we even start to be discontent with life when we are waking and walking with Him? How we miss the sweet amazing grace He wants to share with us when we rush out in to the every dayness of life and not even stop to acknowledge Him. How that must hurt His heart.
Let's focus on Him today. At each moment lets seek to follow Him. When we loose site of His presence, lets stop and turn and find out where we left Him standing by the wayside. I want to walk with Him daily in what He wants me to do. I don't want to look at another's life and become distracted from my own. Let me do each day what is appointed for me to do. The agenda He wants me to keep. The goodness He has planned for me to accomplish. Today I want to be the one He planned for me to be. Only then will I reach the end of the day and know that my life glorified Him.
Here is a little bit of a devotional by Elisabeth Elliot.
Today it is enough to accomplish what He has set aside for today's agenda. Are you working to meet His agenda or someones else's?
The God who determined the measurements of the foundations of the earth sets limitations to the scope of our work. It is always tempting to measure ourselves by one another, but this easily leads to boasting or despair. It is our business to find the sphere of service allotted to us, and do all that He has appointed us to do within that sphere, not "commending ourselves."
Paul said, "We will keep to the limits God has apportioned us" (2 Cor 10:13 RSV). Jesus did that--willing to become a helpless, newborn baby, to be a growing child, an adolescent, a man, each stage bounded by its peculiar strictures, yet each offering adequate scope in which to glorify his Father.
Lord, glorify yourself through me and in the place You've set me. Let me not covet another's place or work or glory.
It is enough to meet His requirements alone.
Let God master our activities--not man.
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