Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Counsel

It is good to be home. I've had a rushed week, a whirlwind week. a good week. I've had a week that has been much anticipated, full of God's Spirit, full of His promise, full of energy, full of love from friends and family. My trip home, was fueled with the last bit of energy that I had, and I felt very tired, it was so good to get home.  I found that I prayed a lot on the way home, clinging to God for strength and reassurance that I was truly doing the very thing He wants me to do. Clinging to His promises for my life. The enemy was throwing arrows from every direction right at me, and I didn't have the energy to dodge them.
Today, I simply want to lay in bed, the enemy has tried his attacks from all angles once again, and I have continued to pray. But, God in His mercy sent a friend to call me early this morning with some wise counsel. She reminded me of Elijah on the Mountain and how the power of God enlivened him, but then shortly after he too was in the valley. He was ready to die! He had to run away.
I asked God to lead me in His Word to the verses He wanted me to read today and He led me to Psalm 32 , and of course the verse that stood out the most to me was verse 8 "I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go. I will counsel you with My eye upon you."
He has given me this calling, He is instructing me, teaching me the way I need to go.  He is my daily counsel, and His eye is upon me.  I guess I shouldn't be surprised that there are going to be times that I will feel discouraged, tired, and simply weary. There are times that I want to sit down in my puddle of tears and eat the entire bucket of ice cream. There are times that I want to quit, it feels like too much work, but then I hear His voice and I know that He will carry me and this is not about me and what I want, it is all for Him.
I thank Him for sending family support. I thank Him for friends that call to remind me and to counsel me wisely. I thank Him for loving , for never leaving me or forsaking me, for keeping His eye on me.
Say That Again, Jesus, You have your eye on me!

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