“Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
In a very depressing day of self-awareness, I am left to answer this simple question: Why are we so quick to grow discouraged, so easily disheartened? Is it that we don’t know the truth or do we just fail to apply it? I have Him in me to stretch my thinking and my experience beyond what feels comfortable and right and easy. I just hesitate to use the resources Christ gives me and utilize my full potential in Him.
It takes so little to bring us so low. It takes so much to lift our heads again. Thankfully, our God is Powerful, Patient and (most importantly) Willing to stoop as low as he needs to do so in order to raise us up… again and again. In my case, He must have a pretty strong back. I just hope God lifts with His legs because on days like today, well… I feel as if I am just too much dead weight! He doesn’t see it so and for that, I am grateful, too! There are many things I can focus on, things NOT to do but really – these aren’t difficult to remember. Though I certainly need to be conscious of these things at all times, today I am focusing on the things God WANTS me to do. Both amount to the same thing, but sometimes, when I feel like I do today, I feel better when the Holy Spirit nudges me into this realm of what’s possible – and what I am so obviously capable – of doing because, well… I’ve been doing them for awhile, now. Walking His path is just as much knowing WHERE to step as it is knowing where NOT to step!
Peace to you, today! Sean Gutteridge
Today’s Scripture: Ephesians 5:15-21
15 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise,
16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.
17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit,
19 addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart,
20 giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
21 submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.