Monday, October 3, 2011

How God Works

What an amazing God...
I have been feeling very stressed and overwhelmed today because of issues at work, commitments beyond the norm, and convictions from God that I haven't dealt with properly.  I was feeling very anxious while out and about on my lunch break today and felt several times like I was going to have a panic attack.  I've been praying for God to give me a Word to help me simply rest and trust Him.  I emailed Scott and asked him to pray for me.  Then I started working on some paperwork here in my office.  Out of the blue I thought, "I need to hear the song 'Give Me Jesus' by Fernando Ortega."  I pulled it up on YouTube and started it playing.  Then I returned to my paperwork.  The first words of the song are "In the morning when I rise, In the morning when I rise, In the morning when I rise...  Give me Jesus."  Well, there you go.  God basically laid it out.  The first thing I do every single morning of my life is get on the treadmill.  I dedicate so much time to taking care of my physical body that I neglect the spiritual.  The "Power Of A Whisper" study I've done with the high school students the last 4 weeks already had me convicted of that very thing.  God sure has a way of making you face things head on.  From this day forward, I commit to giving the first portion of my day to the Lord.

Let me hear of Your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting You. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to You. 
Psalm 143:8

1 comment:

**Amy** said...

Give me Jesus is one of my favorite songs ever, back before Love89 was bought out I would listen to the radio on my way to work, I remember asking God to just give me a break cus I was struggling and that song came on. Its such a quiet comforting song and I have shared it with many other people.