Remembering the families, friends, and victims of 9/11. I recently learned of 9/11 hero Rick Rescorla, who died, saving 2700 people as he led them to evacuate the South Tower after the first tower was hit.
I’m sorry I haven’t written much while I edited 7 Days of Soul Care.
What I am learning again and again: God always wants my heart (what Grace!) and my heart wanders like the prodigal when I seek fulfillment apart from him.
As I write, I preach to myself what God has shown me and continues to teach me.
For the past two days, I keep listening to the song, Here’s My Heart by Casting Crowns.
I pray the lyrics to “Here’s My Heart,” as I sing (might be generous to say “sing”) along. So grateful the Bible mentions making a “joyful noise” to God.
God answers (*) my prayer for Him to speak what is true to my heart when I offer my heart to him (see Psalm 139:23-24).
I quiet and listen for his answer. (To clarify, God doesn’t always answer in a way I can discern. But in this case, I sensed his Spirit reminding me of what is true.)
So what truth did God speak to my heart this morning?
God is more than enough for all I need (2 Corinth. 9:8).
Because God is more than enough, I can come to him as I am, not as I wish I was (i.e., more whole and holy).
God is more than enough for me as I write, despite my inadequacy.
When I believe God is more than enough, then I can believe I am enough because He is my source of life and identity (John 15:1-5).
Forgive me, God, for doubting you are enough.
Please give me the grace to rest in the truth: You’re more than enough for me.
I am loved unconditionally in God. God knows everything about me and loves me anyway. Amazing Grace!
What has God called you to do today that seems impossible?
We’re each different so we each grow in different ways.
Believe He is enough? You are enough as God created?
Love a difficult person? Forgive? Make ends meet?
Raise children? Keep hoping in him?
Surrender your [fill in the blank. . .] to him?
Get out of your comfort zone and try something new?
Give of your time, money, and talents to help another?
May God give us the grace to truly believe and know in our hearts: He is more than enough and we are enough.
(*) I took out the word “always” to be more precise. Sorry. I’ve experienced many times when God didn’t seem to answer but in hindsight, I can see he answered, “No,” or “Not yet.” Just because God didn’t answer the way I wanted does not mean He didn’t answer. His ways are higher than my ways (see Isa. 55:8-11).
Could you please pray for Shelly and her husband? For God’s comfort and leading. Her faith and trust in God despite much physical suffering inspire many.
P.S.My goal is to release #7DaysofSoulCare at the end of the month/early October. We’ll see. A huge “thank you,” for each person who read, prayed, offered to help with the launch, and shared their favorite quotes with me. I pray all glory goes to God (Psalm 115:1).
And also linking with these wonderful friends
and Lyli of #ThoughtProvokingThursday