Trying to move when the body does not want to do anything is tough. For me, the range of actions included in this statement is fairly broad! My list includes procrastination at work, ignoring the situation at home, rationalizing where I stand with God, and personal promises to exercise. Sometimes I get off the line, sometimes I don’t!
Yesterday was one of the worst days to start anything; evidently it was quite visible because my boss strongly suggested that I go get some more sleep. As I listened to God in the morning, I found notes of encouragement coming from God through friends across the pond and over the plains. It was quite amazing! I experienced the promise that Paul lays out when he tell us that “it’s the word of faith that welcomes God to go to work and sets things right for us.” (Romans 10.8) I expressed my faith and God went to work.
God’s love is one of the more amazing things in this life. I confess; I do not understand it, it just doesn’t make sense. I try to rationalize that my behavior is attractive to God and then days like yesterday lets me see the true color of my world, it’s ugly! I like to think that there is something that I do that obliges God to give me the gift of mercy, I can’t find anything that is worth much to a supreme, all powerful God. I can’t find anything except for my word of faith in Him.
The very thing I often dismiss as having no value is worth everything to God. God accepts me just as I am with a word of faith on my part! It is true that He doesn’t leave me that way; He fills me with love, acceptance, tolerance, and mercy that in turn brings a change in me from the inside out. An expression of love (faith) in God starts everything!
So today I start fresh. I express my faith, fears, and doubts, leaving everything with God. God takes everyone; love is amazing!