|Posted by Lorraine Serra on December 3, 2010 at 10:23 AM|
As I was enjoying a brisk morning walk earlier today in 27 degrees (Yikes!), my prayer partner and dear friend shared an encouraging picture of relationship with the Lord Jesus that we could all benefit from, so here it is.
As usual, these little gems seem so simple and so obvious, but we need to be reminded to actually IMPLEMENT them in our lives to derive benefit and grace.
Whatever your journey at the moment, in struggle or victory, working or looking for work, servng or being served, remember that this is a journey of faith, and you need a bit of re-energizing along the way.
Life is like a roll of paper. Let's consider it wrapping paper given the season, and it's so much prettier than butcher paper! (ho, ho, ho!)
After it is all rolled out for use, it's time to roll it back up. So, you know how you start rolling and the first 3 or 4 turns go well?
Suddenly, the paper starts to go askew, flopping over the ends of the tube. You need to stop and push your ends back in!
So, take 5 minutes every 4-5 hours during your day to tuck your loose ends back in!
Sit quietly and put things in order in a Time Out With Jesus. Do nothing but give Him praise for His power, majesty, glory, might, and activity in your life. Thank Him for everything you can think of and DON"T ASK A THING!!
In your "power Time Out with Jesus" you will be energized with Holy Spirit power and given grace for the day. How awesome to dwell in the presence of the Lord, to slow down and re-connect with the Source of our life. He fulfills all His promises to you, but you have to receive them, consciously!!
Are you rolling along on your own? Do things seem to be in disarray, in confusion? Are you feeling anxious this December with all the clocks ticking down to the "Day"?
THIS IS THE DAY the Lord has made. Be glad and rejoice in the fact that He is Lord of your life, He will reveal His vision and plan, and give you perfect peace and energy to fulfill it. Isaiah 26.3
Got 5 minutes?