Oh my dear Blog ladies... I am so sorry that I have been absent from my blog for so long. I have been experiencing one of those times in my life when I have allowed myself to become overwhelmed with "things" to do.
Everything seems urgent, and everything seems necessary. Unfortunately when I allow those times to overtake me, it is usually a good indicator that I am not bringing my life before God and trusting him with my "things". God has been speaking to my heart, gently, but insistently helping me to bring my priorities back into focus. Here is the scripture that spoke to me and the insights I noted when God brought it into my focus.
"Bring them here to me." Matt 14:18
When Jesus Said this he was asking the disciples to bring the tiny amount of food that they had gathered to feed the 5-thousand. It was a completely inadequate amount to try and feed so many. And yet they were asked for what they could bring. Did God need it? Nope. But he required it because he wants us to be a part of what he is doing. Our daily work is like this. We are to bring our complete work to him.... and he will make what we have done enough. Though this seems simple, it is really very complex because it takes knowing you have done all you can do, letting go of what you can't do, AND trusting him to make it all work.
WORK, FAITH, TRUST. This is where I went wrong. I kept DOING, and forgot to give it to him. How silly would it have been for the disciples to try and feed the 5-thousand themselves with only 5 loaves and 2 fish? Pretty ridiculous. But that is exactly what we do when we don't bring it to him in faith and trust. He is so good to us. He is faithful.
I am learning this lesson as I look at the gigantic pile of things I have to do. I will do what I can today, and give the rest to him, and have faith that he will make it enough.
Thanks for letting me share today ladies, I hope to be posting more often.... as I trust him to get the rest done.