Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10
How did you wake this morning? Anxious or afraid? Confused? I had a phone call this week from a friend who is all of the above. She is seeking to understand God’s will for her life. So she is sitting and waiting. Literally. Sitting! Listening for a voice! I didn’t want to disillusion her or challenge her faith, but sometimes, you just need to walk in faith knowing that God will lead. If you make a wrong step, you learn from your mistakes. This morning’s scripture says, “Be still and know.” Sometimes, we know what we are supposed to be doing, but think to ourselves, wouldn’t it be great if God intervened and whispered something grand? Something that would be more appealing. More noteworthy. Found this saying on the internet a while ago and kept it for just such a moment.
One night, I had a wondrous dream; one set of footprints there was seen.
The footprints of my precious Lord, but mine were not along the shore.
But then some stranger prints appeared, And I asked the Lord, "What have we here?"
"Those prints are large and round and neat, but, Lord, they are too big for feet."
"My child," He said in somber tones. "For miles I carried you alone.
I challenged you to walk in faith, but you refused and made me wait.
You disobeyed, you would not grow, the walk-of-faith you would not know.
So I got tired and fed up, and there I dropped you on your butt,
Because in life, there comes a time, when one must fight, and one must climb,
When one must rise and take a stand, or leave their butt prints in the sand."
My friend, if you are not sure what the Lord wants you to do, begin by loving your neighbor, feed the poor, or take a widow out to lunch. The Lord just might whisper in your ear, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” If you don’t hear His voice, hear mine: “Yea disciple, I’m proud of you.” Your friend, Linda