“with honey from the rock I would satisfy you.”….. (Psalm 81:16).
What I do with my hands, feet, and mouth are often tied to the condition of my heart. If my heart is content and satisfied in the Lord I will find no need to go chasing, reaching and begging for bread from places God has not provided it. But the thing is, more often than I care to admit, my heart is not trusting the Lord. Instead, it’s worried, anxious, and impatient.
Because of this I’ll walk down trails and follow thought patterns that only keep me in bondage. Yes, it’s true, there’s no freedom in those places. You see, God gave me my hands, feet, and mouth to honor and praise Him, yet, sometimes I use my hands and feet to fill my life with my own idea of good things, or I’ll complain to God with my mouth about how He’s not working quickly enough on my behalf.
Whenever my heart is content I can be more active for God because I’m more aware of His work around me. Yes, I can see that each day is an opportunity to bring Him praise with my mouth and I can sit still knowing that He provides for the lilies of the valley and so surely, He will meet my needs as well.
I certainly haven’t arrived in this area of my life, but I want to keep learning the value of trusting God in all things so that my life might grow in seeing His provision as I learn to trust in His name.
Lord, this one is hard for me. You know this. I don’t like to wait. I’m impatient. I have many good ideas in my mind of how life is supposed to go, but you are calling me out of deep waters and into mercy. Lord, I receive your grace. Fill my life today with your love, I pray, in Jesus name, Amen.