Today’s principle focus is on allowing the Lord to renew our strength.
Scripture of the day:
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31
Today’s Positive Words of Affirmation and Encouraging Words to Live By:
“Today I will stop what I am doing, and wait upon the Lord to renew my strength.”
And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Phil 4:19
For the last year, I have poured everything I have into what the Lord has called me to do, and I have been blessed to do it. The Lord has provided for me well, and yet there has seemed to be a “stall pattern” of sorts recently. Revelation knowledge has been pouring out, but not much has been going in. As I looked around today, I began to notice the things in my “family” life have begun to weigh heavy on me… dishes, clothes, gardening, cleaning… you know all of the little things that can be outsourced but aren’t. It was at this point that I felt a tug on my heart to say, ok. “Enough is enough. Have I put “Ministry” work above the needs of my family?” Never desiring my children to turn into full time Dora the Explorer groupies, the reality is that family comes first.
Our priorities as I understand them are,
Our number one priority should be ministering to God and God alone, and then to those in the following order. I am sorry to say, I have not been doing an “excellent” job keeping my priorities in line. Operating out-of-order does no one any good. What I have always desired, has been to be found operating in the Glory, and not in the anointing alone. When we operate in the anointing only, we end up tapped out and exhausted, when we create an environment for the Glory to be present we are refueled and the work is nearly effortless!
WAIT UPON THE LORD
Scripture calls us to , “Wait upon the Lord”. This my friends, is what I intend to do. I have reached a limit personally, in which I have given and given and have yet to get anything “done”. Today, Day 29 is a day to focus on STOPPING all activity, and letting go, and letting GOD lead you in whatever direction He pleases. I, myself, will probably be found on the floor until it is time to come up for air. If you can not quit your job, take time off, get in a closet, turn off the cell… than I would encourage you to simply stop where you are at and take nothing else on, until God speaks to you in what your NEXT step should be.
WHAT WAS THE LAST THING GOD TOLD YOU TO DO?
Always a fan of the motto, “Never begin any new business until you first discuss your old business.” I have GOT to finish my book that I started a year ago. He told me to write it in 5 days, I did. But with the editing, that was nearly 370+ days ago, and it is time and I am ready.
So, today, I will wait upon the Lord… and He will renew my strength. After taking a good strong look at the reality of things, I have discovered that I am exhausted. (This involved a sobbing episode as I sat on our dead grass staring at upside down cars, overflowing sandboxes, fruit snack trash spread evenly across the lawn, and a sheet from two weeks ago movie night STILL stapled to the garage wall)
I am assuming that I am not the only one who feels this way. Today, we will begin to wait upon the Lord to renew our strength!
My Prayer today,
Father God, if any of Your children are tapped out, maxed out, and in need of renewal, encourage them today to stop whatever they are doing and look to You. Even if they are busy doing Your business. Show they that You desire them to be whole and burden free and that it is in You that they shall seek refuge. Thank You Father for being my refuge, and my strength. Today Father God I pray that You would give to Your children strength and unmerited favor. They deserve it, they have been working hard! In Your Son Jesus’ name AMEN!
May the Lord renew your strength and be all that you will ever need,
I long to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings. Selah Psalm 61:4