I wasn’t quite awake when I read the words, “He loadeth me, O blessed thought”. And I immediately reacted. I know! Why are you loading me down like this, God? I squinted then and realized the word I read was leadeth, not loadeth. Right…
It’s the end of week and I’m looking to be led out of overload, into order. I believe the One who orders the seasons—nature’s buds in spring, its stillness in winter, its colors in fall, and its ripe beauty in summer—can order my life and responsibilities.
Where is there disorder? Who might secretly be introducing it? Who is working for the Good of others? Many will follow their destructive ways and will bring the way of Truth into dispute. In their greed they exploit with stories they have made up according to self-serving, one-sided opinion that holds little understanding of the Big picture. Does any of this apply to you?
Who despises Authority? Who operates solely on instinct, casting judgement on matters they don’t fully understand? These people are springs without water—a cruel deception—they create disorder. They mouth boastful empty words and entice vulnerable people to follow. Where is there disorder within you? What will you do?
…Talk to You? Meditate on Your Ways…? Pray…
Your Ways have given me insight and understanding as I follow You. Don’t let me go. You have kept my feet on Your path so that I might obey Your Word. You Yourself have taught me. How sweet are Your words to my taste. I gain understanding from Your precepts so that I may hate every wrong path.
You have saved me and made me whole. Your Grace covers me and I live in the Light of Your Presence. I open myself to You and You fill me with Love that can’t be explained. But it can be experienced.
The moment something within you or someone seems wrong, pray for those wrongs to be righted. Face responsibilities. What is wrong in your heart, your city, your state, your country… bring this to Me. Live to serve and to save. Remember, you might never see the work you do through prayer. But I do.
I Am able to do immeasurably more than all you ask or imagine according to My Power that is at work within you. See this more and more. Work with Me. Live with Me. Love with Me.
I say, let the thirsty come. I fill, I refuel. I will lead you out of overload and unrest, into order and rest.
2 Peter 2: 17-19, Psalm 119: 97-104, Ephesians 3:20, God Calling
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