The human mind is naturally governed by perceptions, needs, feelings, circumstances, desires and fears. It is perfectly normal to be hostile to trusting in the unseen. The concept of a sovereign, caring and attentive Shepherd of our souls is appealing, but my mind, habits and heart must be trained to live under a new order of life, giving first place to the Lordship and Authority of God. Understanding the true situation is a critical first step: He is Lord; I am not. He knows what I do not. So each day must begin with an early morning briefing with the Supreme Commander-in-Chief. Lord of All…You first. I submit this day to Your plans and cast my concerns before You. Lead me to the Rock that is higher than I. It is well with my soul.
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth,”Acts 1:8 ESV. Most people would like to make an impact on the world around them, but it seems so overwhelming. Is it really? An avalanche begins with the movement of one single object; your next move may be the ignition point of something amazing. Inspired ideas launched by passionate commitment and followed by steady advances can change the trajectory of your entire future. I’ve had the privilege of being around quite a few world changers over a lifetime. Some are truly natural stars, but frankly, most are amazingly ordinary; it is their stubborn relentlessness to make something special happen that is the difference. Jesus’ disciples were simple men and women that changed their world. His true disciples still are. Lord, in Your Mercy, move my heart that I may be used to move others.