Good words inspired by the Good Word II
As we turn the page to March and hope and pray for warmer weather and longer days, here are a few sentiments that held special meaning for me from the pages of my copy of the Upper Room devotional booklet. Perhaps you have some to share in the comments.
(After a senseless act of violence, one man writes)…What, I wondered, led the killers to tear a hole in the glory of God’s world? the only answer that came to me was that evil had taken root in their lives because love was not there to crowd it out.
“I can’t seem to get over these doubts, Lord, but I’m coming to you in spite of them.”
In moments of weakness, we are tempted to let our insecurity and limitations grow. …we end up hiding our potential and withdrawing from the opportunities God has in store for us. …Knowing God trusts us gives us the strength and courage to face our challenges and realize our potential and our gifts.
He may give us only enough clarity and courage to take a single step forward, but it is up to us to “take up” our present situation and take that step.
As I yielded to and depended on the Lord, I was given the ability.
God is in the detours of our lives.
God knows right where I am and loves me mightily.
When God said, “I am who I am” or “I shall be who I shall be,” God was saying, “I am the one who causes things to be.” I am the Creator of history.
My job is to do the tasks in front of me. God’s job – God’s delight – is to use them to feed the world.