Monthly Archives: October 2019

What Are You Committed To?

Psalm 37:3-4 says “Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.”
 
When I get opportunities to speak, I write and prepare the best I know how. I have to “trust in the Lord” because I can’t do it by myself. I have to “dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture” meaning dwell in the Word as I prepare and enjoy being called to do what I love to do. I get to actually ENJOY this safe pasture where God has led me.
 
I recently got the honor of speaking at a retreat in Shelburn, Indiana and as the worship band was playing under soft lighting and I was standing in the second pew, eyes closed, swaying to the music, ear mic turned on pause, Bible in hand, heart pounding, palms sweating, just waiting to take the stage to deliver the message God had me prepare, I felt a warm tear run down my face. Then another and another.
 
It was in that precious moment, I felt the Lord whisper “I’m giving you the true desires of your heart.” To get on that stage and share God’s word with a room full of women is the desire of my heart that HE placed there back in the year 2000 at a women’s conference I was attending.
 
It’s true, you all. Trust in the Lord. Ask Him to give you His desire for your heart. Then finish it up with Psalm 37: 5-6 and commit your way to the Lord and trust Him and He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn and the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.
 
You will feel that warm noonday sun deep down in your soul….and maybe that warmth will present itself in a soft, gentle tear sliding down your cheek as a reminder just how much He loves you.

What Did I Do With My Glasses?

We were going for a short walk midday to break up the stiffness of sitting at our desk, starring at a computer screen.  My friend pulled out her phone on our little venture to show me pictures of her grandchildren.

I squinted and said, “Oh I wish I could see it better but I don’t have my glasses.”

She stopped mid-stride and starred at me.

“What?”  I said.

“Your glasses are in the hand you are holding the phone with.”

We both had a good laugh.  How silly was I?

But how many times do we do the same thing with God?  We ask and we ask for Him to work in our lives; to let us see His presence; to show us signs that He is who He says He is and that He created everything and is in charge of it all.

But He’s already doing that.  We have that ability just waiting for us to take the “glasses from our hands and place them on our spiritual eyes.”

His Word promises.  We see Him in the beauty of the crisp fall leaves and the changing of the crops in the field.  We see Him work in miracles of healing and of the birth of a baby.  We see Him move mountains that no human could ever move.  We see Him work in our lives every single day.

At any given time, I usually have 2-3 pair of cheap reading glasses lying around my house or in my purse or one pair on my head and one pair in my hand at the same time!!  All I need to do is put them on.

We need to put on the spiritual glasses of faith.  Focus on God.  Focus on His positive ways.  Look for Him.   He’s given us clear vision through faith.  I want to see His works all around me.  No more squinting.  I want to see Him clearly.

Where’s your glasses?