I'm about to embark on one of the most exciting and unnerving adventures in my recent walk with the LORD. I am planning to go to Atlanta this weekend for the Beth Moore live simulcast. After a wonderful day of worship and teaching, there is going to be a little gathering of Siesta's Saturday evening and God has opened a door and I've been asked to share something the LORD has given me. The LORD has done HIS part and given me something beautiful to share. But as the words are neatly typed and rhymed on the paper, clipped together and ready in my stack that will go in my bag tomorrow; I am starting to feel anxious.
On the beautiful drive home just the other day, I stopped to take the picture of the wildflowers shown above because it made me think of the Truth of this passage of Scripture where I am standing hour by hour and moment by moment:
Matthew 6:30-34 (The Message)
If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don't you think he'll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I'm trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God's giving. People who don't know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don't worry about missing out. You'll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.
Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don't get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.
His Word is good! This passage speaks to where I am today. I am praying that this Word would settle in my bones and calm my spirit. I want to steep my life in Him and I do not want to worry about standing and sharing what God's given me. I do not want to worry that my car has been in the shop since Friday and is still there and I am scheduled to leave Thursday - tomorrow. Would you join me in prayer? Thank you kindly and His abundant blessings to each of you.