I love it when God speaks to me. He challenges me quite often (like now), but I'm starting to learn that I know I'm pushing forward IN Jesus when there is a calm over me even during the struggle. When I feel the whole world is against me, I'm usually trying to go it alone. It's so easy to “not bother” God when we think we can do it ourselves. But that's not what he wants, is it? He wants us to lean on him always. I like this preacher of yours – awesome post! Thanks for starting my day in the Word.
By the way, Sherrrinda, I passed on an award to you, my well-deserving blogging buddy! Check it out on my blog today. 🙂
Sherrinda: Thanks for sharing this. I think we all do it from time to time. We work for Jesus rather than hand in hand with Him.
Please tell your hus. thank you for reminding us to obey.
Lovely, lovely stuff, Sherrinda. You tell that preacher hubby of yours that it sounded like a wonderful sermon.
THanks for sharing and thanks for the reminder. I always love that kind of stuff in the morning.
Great post and very relatable. My preacher talked yesterday about feeding the multitude too–but more about how an ordinary person can make a difference. I think we can make a difference if we go with God and not alone.
Eileen, yes, it is the absolute best feeling in the world!
Jody, I do rather like my preacher! I am getting settled in my church and feeling more at ease! Thanks! 🙂
Heather!!!Thanks for the award! I am so honored!
Like you, I know I am IN Jesus when I feel the calm in the midst of the storm. He wants us to bother Him, doesn't He? He wants us to cling to him!
Jeanette, yes, I do this all the time…stepping out in my own strength! I sure wish I didn't always step back into my own self-sufficiency. (did I spell that right..or is it even a word?)
Katie, morning is my best time for soaking in God's truth. I'm too dead at the end of the day! lol
Terri, don't you love the idea of an ordinary person being able to accomplish much in the Kingdom? All with God's leading and presence!
Kathryn, your post had a similar feel today! Stepping out in faith! We may not make the right decisions, but we are to follow Him. Go hand in hand with Him…it's the best way. Thanks for sharing!
So true! How often have I known what God wanted me to do, then run out ahead of Him to accomplish it in my own strength?
Thank you for the reminder. Coupled with the sermon I heard yesterday, I think God's trying to get my attention about something!
Hi Sherrinda –
Wonderful post! I've never thought about the disciples staying with Jesus instead of forging ahead without Him.
My relationship with the Lord is a key element in maintaining creativity. Without His input, my writing well runs dry.