Wednesday, April 24, 2013

April 24, 2013

Good morning all-

Do you ever have a song that runs through your brain repeatedly.  Well that's what's been happening to me.  I have gotten up two days in a row with "I will arise and go to Jesus."  You know the song.  "He will take me in His arms."  I find myself humming it and singing it.  At first I thought it was weird but talking to some of my friends it isn't weird at all.  It's just another way we communicate with our Spirit and I love it.  For when I have a song running through my head, I'm praising Jesus and that's what we're supposed to do every day.

I often wonder why these songs come to me.  What am I supposed to get from I will arise and go to Jesus?  Have I been too wrapped up in my own will, my own strength and my own direction or does He just want me to trust in Him today?  I really don't have an answer but I can speculate.  I have started this new role that has a tremendous amount of responsibility.  I have the futures of eleven people in my hands.  My direction, basically my every step, is what fuels their paychecks, not to  mention mine.  No pressure, right?  But there is pressure and I am with a majority of owners, salespeople, managers and CEO's.  If I'm not right with Jesus, there livelihood may be in jeopardy.  Don't you ever wonder how a huge company falls?  It doesn't take much.  A bad decision, unwise advisers or pride can get in the way of a large organization, now just imagine a small one.

I guess I've had these thoughts on my mind.  I knew from the beginning that I would need Jesus to guide and direct me.  I knew that the people I hired had to be prayed over and I knew that I would be in a position of authority and therefore, I would need to go to Jesus more.  I have peoples lives on the line and that is pressure.  So, when I woke up this morning with this song running through my mind, I knew I needed to go to Jesus.  I don't know what tomorrow will bring; I never have.  Maybe in my life, I thought I could control the path, however, now I know that He does, not me.

All I have is today.  So if I start my day by thinking and meditating on my Savior, the pressure of the world drops from my shoulders.  I'm just one woman, who has been given the chance to change a companies direction, lead like I wanted to be led and be a servant to the clients that took such good care of me.  In order for me to be all that and a good wife and mother, I must arise and go to Jesus.  He is there for me.  He waits on me to come to Him and to proclaim His name.  He knows what's next.  He knows where my future will go.  All I have to do is wait on Him, watch for Him and pray to Him.  He will direct my steps and as long as I'm confessing my sins and looking for Him, He will give me the wisdom to move forward.

Although the last years have been challenging for me, I see Him in every step I've made.  Whenever I look down I fall, but when I have taken the time to look up, He has been right there.  I may not know much but I know that everything under the sun belongs to Him and I am His and if He wants; He will direct my path and I will be blessed.  I would rather bank on that than any lottery, wouldn't you?

So for today, I will arise and go to my Father.  He will hold me in His arms.  Not because He has to but because He wants to.  I will pray for the sick, the lost and the lonely.  I will pray that every CEO becomes under His authority and no matter how much success He brings my way, He will always be my CEO.  Jesus could have been a King, yet He chose to give His life as a carpenter. He was a craftsman instead of a spoiled rich leader.  He wandered with no home and no money.  Every provision was through Him for His people and even though we can't see Him today, every provision comes from Him.

There are a ton of people out of jobs in the US.  The economy still struggles.  The wealth that you see is a mirage, it's fleeting.  So with that being said, what stands above money, power, and pride.  The answer is Jesus.  May the Lord of light guide His faithful followers to a place where He reigns.  My prayer is that every step we take today, we take it with Him in mind.  Whether you are a single woman, stay at home mom or in the workforce, you have a job to do. Your job is to be faithful to Jesus.  Arise and go to Him ladies!  He is our CEO!!!!

May God bless and keep you today.  Please pray for your country, your people and all of our hearts.  Jesus is waiting for us to recognize He is all we need every morning, every day, every year.  Let's put our energy into being servants that love His people.  Also, please pray for those that were maimed in the Boston Marathon.  Many countries were represented and the act of terror was just that.  There is a mother that will wake up someday and find that her son is gone and that her daughter no longer has a limb.  These are the casualties of terrorism, innocent bystanders.  These acts are happening all over the world.  We must cover the earth with our prayers and ask Jesus to heal nations and to protect innocent people from evil.

Revelation 15:3 NKJV:

    And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are they works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.

Psalm 77:6 NKJV:

     I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search.

My prayer today:

O, Lord, thank You for Your words.  Thank You for the songs that run through my mind and thank You that I can arise and go to You.  You have been my comfort in grief, my friend in loneliness, my healer in sickness and my King! You have taught me to put others before me, even when I wanted to put myself first and today, as I lead people, You are providing me wisdom, which is more precious than gold.  I pray for companies all around the world.  I pray that You would give those that are under You wisdom and the ability to make good solid decisions.  I pray that You would lead men and women to work harder, work better and to work together for one goal.  I pray that my life would be a reflection of You and that as I seek You in the morning I would be a good wife, a good mother and a good servant to You.  I know that prayer is how I get close to You.  I know that songs running through  my head are part of my Spirit looking for You in all things and I know that without You; I am lost.  So today, and every day, I come before You and thank You for Scripture, thank You for Your sacrifice and thank You for guiding me and many others.  I don't take this journey lightly because I know You have the master lock and I am just the key.  Be with me today and be with woman from every country and nation.  We need You to direct us, to hold us and to love us.  We are human and You are God.  Heal the hurting, O, Lord and guide all of us to pray for the lost.  They need a Savior today and we want to serve them well.  Thank You for all that You do.  Thank You for providing songs that remind us of Your power and glory.  Thank You for guiding us and loving us and mostly, thank You for being my CEO!  In Jesus name, AMEN

Until tomorrow....

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