Saturday, March 3, 2012

The Panic Button

Today is another big day for our ministry, we are making a video for Crowned by The King. I'm counting on the Spirit to do His part, which is speak through me and tell of the amazing ministry that He has done in our community by crowning us as Daughters of the King. I spent time praying about this with God this morning, and I also brought to Him my stressful week, again.  He pointed me towards Isaiah 41, and my eyes were drawn to these verses first: "Who always gets things started? I did, GOD. I'm first on the scene, I'm also the last to leave."
It was a nice reminder to me this morning that it is all about God, He is the beginning and the end. It starts with God, it ends with God. He is the One in charge here, which is why further down in the chapter He is reminding me of this:
"Don't panic, I'm with you. There's no need to fear for I'm your God. Ill give you strength, I'll help you. I'll hold you steady, keep a firm grip on you."
And, then, just in case that verse isn't enough, He reminds me again a couple versus down; " I'm telling you, don't panic. I'm right here to help you."
Okay, okay, I get it. Or, at least I should get it. God does not want me to panic. He wants me to rest IN Him, His strength. The video is HIS, He will do the speaking. The stressful week is His to deal with, not mine. His purpose is being worked out in my life, the lives of my family, transformation is in the making. In fact, He even said so, at the end of this chapter I read this: "I'm transforming you from worm to harrow, from insect to iron. As a sharp-tooth harrow you'll smooth out the mountains, turn those tough old hills into loamy soil. You'll open the rough ground to the weather, to the blasts of sun and wind and rain. But you'll be confident and exuberant, expansive in The Holy of Israel!"
Say That Again, Jesus, You are telling me not to panic! You are telling me to rest IN You, keep saying it to me, and I will listen!

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