Oh, it chases me down, fights ’til I’m found, leaves the ninety-nine.

Lord, as I was going through my day, I kept praying and asking: “Lord, how do I reach these kids?” And blesssedddd be the day, You showed me.

Tonight after feeling even more unqualified than I already did this morning. I wanted to help without knowing what to do so, I opened my Bible to 1 Corinthians 1. There I found a devotion on Super Glue.

The devotion told this whole story about a girl feeling like Super Glue and without her, everything else would fall apart. If she wasn’t spinning all the plates and keeping them all in the air, everything would crash. She talked about how this Super Glue complex even seeped into her relationship with You, Lord. Then she realized that You were the faithful one, even when she wasn’t. Even with Adam and Eve, You were faithful. Even with the Israelites, You were faithful. Even with Gomer, You were faithful. Even with her, You were faithful. Even with me, You are faithful.

The devotion ended with Romans 8:38-39 which says: For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

I just finished Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. Ok, so Gomer is my girl! I might not have had the same story, but you betcha I could relate to her seeking out the darkness and seeking out the pain. Lord, I am not always faithful, even if it is literally my middle name.

So, when I finished reading the devotion and 1 Corinthians 1, I heard the Holy Spirit nudging. Lord, You were calling me to love, just love. At the end of my day, even when it hurts, even when it’s not fair, even when it’s hard, even when it’s easy, even when I’m tired, even when I’m having a really great day, even when I don’t feel it, even when I do feel it. Just love. If I let Your love flow through me and let Your love be the Super Glue that holds me together, instead of trying to be the Super Glue myself, I think I’m gonna be more than just fine. I just need to keep listening to that still, small voice.

So, here is my prayer today. Thank you for being faithful, always. Thank you for redeeming me, always. Thank you for not allowing anything to separate us. Thank you for pursing me. Thank you for knocking down walls and opening doors. Thank you for being a gentle, steady definition of love. Thank you for reminding me that I am a vessel for your love. Thank you for reminding me that I have Super Glue in me and that I don’t have to be the Super Glue myself. 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.

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