Friday, October 7, 2016

I Can Do It~ Really I Can





Our first official outing in Jefferson City. 
Happy Beautiful Friday!




This is my oldest baby girl. She has always been her momma's best critic. When she was about five years old I was moving heavy furniture and she said, "Momma, you think you can do anything but you can't."  I have spent my life trying to prove to her I could. She has spent her life reminding me that there are some things in life that I really can't. 

I can do all things through Christ. I can't tell you how many times I have said that in my life. We throw that verse around for every mountain we need to climb ~ for every valley we walk through. But this morning God is speaking to my little stubborn self.  I am a type-A personality. I can get a lot done when I set my mind to it. I come from a long line of get-it-done women. If it is difficult  ~ I am inspired even more.  If you need a responsible, hard working girl ~ I am your girl. 

Yet this morning the still small voice in my head is telling me there is one area in my life that "I" can't "do" very well.  I am not good at being still and knowing that God is God. I would much rather be doing than sitting at the feet of Jesus. I am much better at running instead of resting and I am the busy Martha's twin rather than the be still and know Mary.

God has brought me through a long journey. He has more or less placed me in my own little wilderness for the past several years. I know deep in my heart He is preparing me to do a task that He has not yet given me. Why? Because He has worked me over and over ~ remaking me so that I learn to rest, trust, listen, obey and be still and just know that God is God. 

You may be like me and find your worth in what you "do." But God loves you no matter what you do. He loves you with an everlasting love. We don't have to earn that love. This beautiful ~ crisp Autumn morning I am sitting still at the feet of Jesus learning to be still and know that He is God. 



Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

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