God is faithful, so don’t be fearful. Remind yourself today in the gap between where you are and where you want to be that God knows exactly where you need to be. Speak to your soul, tell it to sing in the silence. Tell your lips to confess ‘You are faithful, Lord’. Read scriptures about His faithfulness.
“But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, ‘Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!’ ‘Martha, Martha,’ the Lord answered, ‘You are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” - Luke 10:40-42
The thing we often neglect is that when we allow our heart to become weary, burdened, and battered, it affects everything we hold in our hands — our relationships, responsibilities, and resources all become affected by what is or isn’t within our hearts. When our heart is running on empty, but our hands remain full, we are heading for trouble.
I have always felt that music was one of the most powerful mediums for conveying truth, expressing emotion and reaching people in a way nothing else can. This theory was proven to me early on in my career. When I was just venturing into the music world, I was a part of a group called Truth. We played nearly 300 dates a year (yes…300) and traveled all over. One night, though, we were back in Seattle at my home church. My friends and family were in the audience and it was a blessing to perform for them.
t is not a glamorous word. It doesn't make your heart fill with excitement or your spirit well up with joy. Consistency speaks more of hard work, persevering patience, intense waiting, and consistent trying. And yet, though this word may not be the most alluring, it is a quality that can make the difference between an good life and an abundant life.
An unspoken question we all struggle with from time to time, as we navigate the different circumstances and seasons in our lives. Just when we think we know who we are, our situations change, relationships alter, and we realize that yet again we have allowed people and experiences to identify who we are. But your identity is not in what you do or where you are — it is in whose you are.
"I can do it myself now!"
The words every parent longs to hear, when they are surrounded by the tasks that a helpless baby demands. And yet, those same words can cause a parent to shed tears when they hear them spoken by that same child who is now a toddler grasping for independence. The milestone moments we witness as a parent when our children move from completely dependent to independent are both joyful and tearful. We all want our children to grow up, and yet, in those moments we ourselves have to also be willing to let go for their good.