Tuesday, July 9, 2013

July 9, 2013

Good morning all-

I'm on my way to beautiful Minnesota for meetings.  I have to leave my beautiful family for 3 days and I'm just a little sad.  You would think that as much as I've had to travel over the years I would get used to leaving them.  I never do but soon they will leave me and then the pain of leaving them won't be so great.

I came home to a flurry of activity last night.  It was a rough day at work.  We are not winning some of the deals I thought we would and my brain keeps saying, can we win any of these?  Of course we can and will.  God will provide.  He always does.  I made a daring move coming to this company and I haven't even been there very long.  I continue to pray that God would open doors that I can't get into and that I would be true to Him.  I have to rely on Him for all things and quit thinking I can do anything.

I know I've talked about it numerous times on here but once again I find myself trying to rely on my own strength and not His.  How many of His disciples have gone down that path?  I can think of quite a few but always people come to the same decision I have, HE IS IN CONTROL.  Now all I have to do is remember it and let Him lead me down the road He has chosen.  It's hard for me.  I think I can control things but I can't.  I need to be patient and wait on Him and when I do wait on Him, then I know all the glory belongs to Him.  He is the master of my direction, even when I think I am.

I wonder if any of you are going through the same struggle.  Do you think you have control over more than what you really do?  Do you sit and say this is mine to take care of?  I do it all the time.  I get frustrated and full of worry and then I come to the same conclusion every time, give this to Jesus and He will decide what to do with me.

I feel blessed to have a Savior that watches over me and that directs me.  I am blessed to have a safe haven to go to and to surrender all my worries.  I even feel blessed when there are things I don't understand but I know He will eventually show me why they were what they were.  I need Him to direct my thoughts,  my feelings and my path.  I'm so lost without Him.  I've tried it both ways and always the best way is to have Christ lead me, take care of me and surround me.  Everything else dulls in comparison.

If you have been struggling with what happens tomorrow, give it to Christ.  He knows the way long before you get there.  I know because every minute that I have worried has been a minute lost.  After I have surrendered and let Him take the wheel, my outlook is so much better.  I hope you give Him your troubles today, those nagging negative thoughts that destroy your day and then, rest in Him.  He's waiting and He has a lot more time than you do.

As always, my prayers are with you my sisters.  I pray that this blog is a blessing to your life and I pray that God is using it to minister to those that need Him.  May God bless you and keep you today and may you find Him right where you live.  I'm praying for you and I thank you for anyone that prays for me.

Psalm 33:20 NIV:

     We wait in hope for the Lord; He is our help and our shield.

My prayer today:

O, Lord, let us surrender everything to You.  Give us the strength to get out of our own way and put you as our number 1 priority.  Make our outlook on life shine with the knowledge that You are in control of everything and that we are in Your control.  Take our independence and make it dependent on You for everything.  I love You Lord with all my heart and soul.  I come to You a new woman full of hope for today and not the despair that I felt yesterday.  You are my Lord and I seek You for all things.  Go before us today, protect us and keep us.  Please forgive our sins and help us all rely more on You.  One of my greatest sins is that I rely on myself far to much.  Take care of my sisters as they come before You and unite women all over the world.  We can't do it on our own but You can.  In Jesus name, AMEN

Until tomorrow...

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