Saturday, December 7, 2013

The Big Idea

There's a number of big idea's floating around in my head, not all of them are good ideas! I've been eager to get back into the swing of things, so my big idea was to drive my kids to school, and pick them up. It seemed pretty harmless, but the reality is, it's a lot of driving, at least two hours on the road, and my body has rebelled. I'm feeling frustrated. I'm finding it very challenging to be patient with myself as my body recovers. Months of pain, now waiting around for healing from surgery, I'm feeling like a caged animal. And, it's not fun.
So, I'm finding that I have to keep bringing my big ideas to Jesus, and confessing them. He is showing me that I need to continue to ask for help and continue to reschedule my days. I need to go slow and be patient.
A friend of mine said to me that she was praying Jesus over me today, and it was so helpful. She reminded me that I am getting better, it's just not speedy, and she listened. I want to pray Jesus over others, it brings such comfort. As I write this, I'm praying for Jesus to be compassion inside of me for others, for I know how deeply needed this is. I'm praying for Him to turn my big ideas into compassionate, empathetic ideas. Ideas that bring love to others, and joy to their hearts, and Jesus to their being.
I'm reading through the Gospels. The verse that stood out this morning was in Mark 11:23
"Embrace this God-life. Really embrace it, and nothing will be too much for you. This mountain, for instance: Just say ' Go jump in the lake'---no shuffling or shilly shallying ---and its as good as done. That's why I urge you to pray for absolutely everything, ranging from small to large. Include everything as you embrace this God life, and you'll get God's everything. And when you assume the posture of prayer, remember that its not all asking, If you have anything against someone, forgive--only then will your Heavenly Father be inclined to also wipe your slate clean of sins."

For me right now, my mountain is doing less, and asking for more help. Another mountain? Not taking offense to the way I feel responded to when I'm not feeling the best.
Jesus, I know there are numerous mountains in my life, and only You can move them. You have shown me that Your Arms are around me, and it is Your strength that works through me. I will give You all my big ideas, I better Say That Again!

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