Tuesday, June 13, 2017

"I lift up my eyes to you, to you whose throne is in heaven. As the eyes of slaves look to the hand of their master, and the eyes of a maid look to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, till he shows us his mercy."   {psalm 123:1-2}

This scene looks so nice and cool, because it is inside. I'm not going to complain about the weather, please don't misunderstand me, but it was cooler in North Carolina yesterday! My daughter and I flew into LaGuardia airport yesterday at 5:30 and the pilot said, "The temperature in New York right now is 95." What?! I left here on Thursday and the temperature was 64.  I am not making this up!

It seems to me that so many people are trusting in their own strength these days, and that our children are being taught this by the world. I don't have any of my own strength, let alone desire to trust in it.  I don't really think that that is even a thing? Is it, did I miss something along the way, or am I ignorant? It seems if you look at scripture, there is a vast amount of God's kind of strength that never ends and doesn't fade, or even waiver. Why would I want to trust in my own strength that fails?

I am not perfect, by any means, and Yes, there are lots of times when I don't realize that I trust in myself. When you analyze it, it just doesn't make any sense. When Jesus says, I have everything you need. Not what you want, but what you need. AS I flew yesterday my ears were clogged and also my sinuses. I did not want to get on that plane. I would have much rather been curled up under a blanket somewhere safe, and took a nap; basically I felt miserable.

I knew my husband was counting on me to come home, and for that reason alone I got on that plane. I kept reminding myself of Psalm 23:1 "The Lord is my shepherd, I have everything I need." That is enough! My needs are taken care of, and if He said that, which of course I knew, I had no room to get upset or excited. It wasn't easy, or comfortable, but it was necessary. Do I always have this kind of wisdom, certainly not! I want to brag on Jesus, and His strength not anything of myself. If I can do it, then you can too! I know we are made out of the same cloth.

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