I keep getting reminders of Your faithfulness. You meet our needs. Every time. On my own, I can’t even fathom a way. But thank You so much for never leaving me to do things on my own. You move mountains. You calm the storms. You are with me in the fire, in the flood, in the lion’s den, in the prison cells. You call me to walk on water. You tell me to put my staff down and part a sea. You give me instructions to build an ark when there are no signs of rain.
As I read my You’re Loved No Matter What book this morning, there was a section on usefulness. Holley Gerth wrote: “The bread feeds a family. The clay becomes a pot. The wooden table provides a space for daily life to happen. When you do what God asks you to do today, you are useful to him.” Again, I’m the girl in the back, say it again for me, Lord. My sweet Father in Heaven, You use even my smallest steps for Your glory. I am in such of awe of You.
Every single day, I see something else that You designed that connects to something else. Your timing literally astounds me. I will buy a devotion book because I think I need to read it now, but then I don’t actually pick it up to read for a few more months. Then it turns out, that was exactly when I needed those words. Or I’ll stop reading it for a hot minute and somehow pick it up again right when I’m going through what the devotion is teaching. Or the Sunday School lesson hits home way too much to be a coincidence, meanwhile it’s on the same lesson that my devotion book is discussing. Or when I open my Bible and staring back at me, is not what I was looking for, but everything I needed. Most of the time it’s when I think I’m the one teaching, and I realize I’m the one learning still.
Abba, the way You have carefully crafted each and every moment of this life is breathtakingly beautiful. You use even the tiniest, most insignificant moments and turn them into Heaven shaking moments.
So, here is my prayer. I pray you guide me your way. I pray I put my feet to moving. I pray I spread your love you gave to me. I pray I am your hands and feet. I pray I never take for granted who you are. I pray I keep seeking your truth. I pray I keep looking for you everywhere in my little world. I pray you take my hands and I pray you take my heart. Thank you for your provision, for your protection, for your plans. Thank you for your glory. Thank you for teaching me to trust and obey. Thank you for teaching me to make disciple makers. Thank you for light in the darkest moments. Thank you for shining my way back to you. I pray I take you everywhere with me. Thank you for your goodness. And as always I pray for my family and sorority sisters. I pray for my university. I pray for guidance for our government, church, and school leaders. I pray for protection for our troops. I pray for all of those that need you now and for those that haven’t met you yet. In Jesus’ name, Amen.