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.